Mechanisms & Motors
Rise and recline chairs utilise a variety of different mechanisms and motors which are designed to accommodate users’ needs as well as fitting into their environment. From space saving designs to seat angle and range of positions, there’s a mechanism to suit every requirement:
The Single Motor Tilt in Space mechanism allows the leg rest to rise, slightly changing the seat angle, but always ensuring that a constant back angle of 90 degrees is maintained as the chair moves through to recline.
The Dual Motor Tilt in Space mechanism offers a much wider range of sitting and resting positions as the back of the chair can be moved independently to the leg rest. The Tilt in Space mechanism also maintains a constant back angle of 90 degrees as the chair reclines.
The two motors allow the back rest to move independently of the leg rest enabling a wide range of relaxing positions, from sitting upright and raising the leg rest to relieve tired legs to a fully reclined resting position.
The single motor drives the back recline and leg rise in one single smooth movement. Once the leg rest reaches its full horizontal position the back reclines further into a fully reclined position.
The key feature of this mechanism is the space saving movement. As the back reclines the chair slides forward which means the chair can be placed close to walls and used in smaller rooms where space is a premium. A clearance of only 6” is required behind the chair.