Keiper's previous generation of recliners - the 2000 series - has been produced since the mid-1990s. The 3000 series, which features the Taumel 3000 (continuous disc recliner) and Lever 3000 (pawl and sector disc recliner), offers the same high level of standardization, modularity, functional integration and reliable quality that the 2000 series is known for, along with the following benefits:
- Increased load-bearing capacity: The Taumel 3000 offers a 78 percent increase in load-bearing capacity, improving occupant safety through the absorption of force in the event of an accident. The new 3000 series is available in three load classes (>/= 1500Nm, >/= 2000Nm and >/= 2500Nm), with manual and power versions being offered for three-door vehicles in all load classes.
- Weight savings and packaging: The 3000 series recliners require less material and provide total weight savings of up to 44 percent and space savings of up to 53 percent over the 2000 series.
Heinz Voss, head of global engineering of mechanisms within Johnson Controls' Metals and Mechanisms product business unit, said the 3000 series was developed with a holistic approach resulting in simplified manufacturing processes, reduced assembly time and a considerable reduction in material.
"By focusing on the entire seat structure, we have been able to realize innovations in the adjuster module by integrating it directly into the side panels of the seat and the backrest. This creates an overall weight savings potential of up to two kilograms per vehicle," Voss said. "Lighter-weight seats help automakers and consumers achieve improvements in fuel economy."
Series production for the Taumel 3000 and Lever 3000 will begin in mid-2013. Johnson Controls completed the acquisition of Keiper in June 2011.
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Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 200 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability we supply more than 30 million cars per year.
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