Comflair relying on Schurter


Lucerne – Comflair, based in The Netherlands, develops mechanical components for seats in the automotive and furniture industries. It has collaborated with Schurter to develop a new manual control for recliners.


A press release from Schurter states that, among other items, the Dutch company Comflair develops mechanical components for reclining seats, for example air comfort systems, seat heating or massage functions. Schurter, a family business based in Lucerne, specializes in developing input systems for controls. In this capacity, Schurter and Comflair have worked together to develop a new manual control for recliners.


The press release goes on to explain that the control requested by Comflair was to be based on capacitive keys, called CapKeys. Jilgert Lammers, responsible for sales and development at Comflair, is quoted in the press release, saying: “I knew very well what I wanted and that it was basically possible. But the technical implementation was complicated.” Lammers refers in the press release to the issue of uniting functions and systems from different suppliers in one manual control. Moreover, there were difficulties with electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).


Lammers believes that “something very special” has come out of the collaboration with Schurter: “The first CapKey operation in an armchair.” He adds that it is immediately clear that Schurter has “a lot of know-how in house. In addition, SCHURTER's advice and implementation in the field of ESD and EMC was decisive”.


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