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Retractable Seating (Full Automatic Telescopic Seating System)

Hot Products / Jul. 15, 2014

KOTOBUKI SEATING Retractable & Telescopic Seating

KOTOBUKI SEATING’s pioneering spirit is based on a confidence in our fundamental technologies, which have been gained in manufacturing processes over many years research and planning abilities.KOTOBUKI SEATING continues to innovate the level excellence in the design and engineering or quality products, and to provide total quality control ensuring total customer satisfaction.The KOTOBUKI SEATING philosophy is theresult of our constant pursuit of higher quality;our careful maintenance to ensure the long life of the products; and, our professional research and planning abilities to create the ultimate environment for the world’s top venues.

Projects of Retractable Seating

Features & Benefit

Straightness

Straightness amongst the best in the worldUsing a non-friction drive system, drive links extend to open the rows meaning no direct load is placed on the floor.The responsive drive links are able to extend the unit perfectly straight, adjusting to maintain flawless alignment. This reduces wear and tear on the unit, giving smooth, trouble free operation and extending the life-expectancy of the system.

Drum Unit (DU) non-friction drivesystem
6wdA drive link wound up around the drum unit is connected to the first row of the retractable seating. By rotating the drum with a motor andmoving the drive link in and out horizontally, theextending or retracting operation is performed.As there is no impact from the floor, travel is in astraight line and even possible over ice.Recommended number of levels: 10 or more.
6-Wheel Drive (6WD) drive dispersion system
drumunitThe seating is extended and retracted using a single motor to drive distributed six wheels. Grip to the flooris across a wider area, minimizing the impact on thefloor construction. It also provides straight alignmentof the system, giving smooth, trouble-free operationand increasing longevity.Recommended number of levels: Up to 10

Toughness

retractable seating of kotobuki is toughness

Completely eliminating accidents such as unit-topple and collapse due to major earthquakes
Thanks to stringent safety standards and thorough endurance testing, our seating boasts strength and durability that is amongst the best in the world. Our high safety levels have been demonstrated with zero fall over or collapse incidents during major earthquakes.

Operability

Text navigation
With KOTOBUKI SEATING’s bespoke LCD navigation device, status confirmation messages for 40 safety and security items are displayed. The system is based on universal design concepts in an effort to provide ease of use and safety.

Remote Switch with Navigation SystemStandard Remote Switch

Safety

Safe design to prevent accidents and incorrect operation
Each component is fitted with safety devices to ensure anyone can easily and efficiently operate the equipment.When an extending or retracting operation has not been carried out properly, operation pauses and a status message along with guidance on how to handle the problem appropriately is displayed on a remote switch.

for safety retractable seating

Removable side rails
When the seating is retracted, theremovable side rails along the lastfew rows are removed. If someone forgets to remove the side rails and the retracting operation is performed with them still attached, the retracting operation is automatically paused.
Safe seat fold-down operation
When belongings or other items are on the deck floor surface of the unit and impede the seating fold down operation, a status message is displayed.
Sensor-equipped front panel
When the front panel detects an obstacle that would impede the advance of the unit, the extending operation is paused to prevent accident or breakage.
Upper level aisle doors
An interlock mechanism prevents the doors from opening or closing when the unit is retracted. The system is designed so that the unit can only be extended or retracted when the doors are locked.
*Requires construction work on the architectural side.

Compatible Chairs

PREMIUM

The highest standard of seating comfort:
Developed for a retractable platform, but with the sophistication of an auditorium chair, the “Premium” complies with the most recent standards for comfort and quality, delivering an elegant and luxurious seat.

LUXURY

Providing ergonomic contours:
The back support is contoured beautifully to the body providing the ultimate in long-seated comfort.


STANDARD

Accommodating myriad needs
From multi-purpose halls to school auditoriums, type 5 seatingcaters to a wide range of needs.Boasting our most extensive delivery track record, this has become synonymous with fully automatic retractable seating systems.


Wide Range Variation

Wall Attached Type

With this type, the unit is attached to the rear wall surface. Specific size of recess space is not required.

Wall Attached Type
Retractable Seating; Wall Attached Type
Retractable Seating; Wall Attached Type

Recessed Type

With this type, the unit is retracted inside a recess space. The unit is retracted flush with the recess front wall.

Recessed Type
Retractable Seating; Recessed Type
Retractable Seating; Recessed Type

FCP

With this type of unit, the seats are folded down and stowed inside the stage.Using this in conjunction with a retractable seating system further expands multi-purpose options.

Type deployed away fr om the stage
FCP
Type deployed in pr oximity to the stage
FCP
FCP
FCP

Laser Guided Travelling Type

With this type, the unit moves forward using a laser system that automatically guides the direction of travel. This allows greater multi-purpose usage.During movement, the unit tracking is fully controlled with the system that performs autonomous guidance.

Recessed Type
Laser Guided Travelling Type
Laser Guided Travelling Type
Laser Guided Travelling Type
Laser Guided Travelling Type

The position of the unit offers a greater the scope of use of the venue. (Example: For a gymnasium)

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Sports spectating mode

During a game, the space normally used forpractice can be used as spectator seating to createan exciting atmosphere.

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Ceremony mode

For events such as enrollment and graduationceremonies that require a large amount of seating,stacking chairs are used in lines at the front.

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Briefing and lecture mode

For lectures and similar events, the seating is setup in front of the stage, and the space openedup behind the seating can be utilized for otherpurposes such as parties.

Standard Specifications

standard specifications

1. Self-storing side rails

Self-storing side rails

This design considers safety all the way down to people’s feet. The handrails feature a flat and streamlined finish that has a sense of unity with the unit.

2. Removable side rails

Removable side rails

When the seating is retracted, the removable side rails along the last few rows are removed. If someone forgets to remove the side rails and the retracting operation is performed with them still attached, the retracting operation is automatically paused.

3. Front panel

Sensor-equipped front pane

Sensor-equipped. When the front panel detects an obstacle that would impede the advance of the unit, the extending operation is paused to prevent accident or breakage.

4. Hinged storage type steps

Hinged storage type steps

The steps are rotated and stowed on the first row platform. As the steps do not move when people step on them, they can be walked over safely.

5. Fixed steps

5 Fixed steps

Fixed steps are installed along the front-to-back aisles to make it easy for people to walk to their seats, and are set to half the depth of each level. The steps help to maintain a constant walking rhythm.

6. Aisle lighting (LED)

Aisle lighting (LED)

Aisle lighting is equipped as standard on a single side of aisles and in the armrest supports for audience convenience and safety. The LED lamps emit discrete, diffused lighting over a wide area, so that they do not produce glare even when viewed from the direction of the stage.

7. Side guard panels

Side guard panels

The side guard panels prevent spectators and foreign objects from entering the inside of the unit. The panels are an excellent design and composed of aluminum sandwich panels.
*Patented

Motorized folding side rails

Motorized folding side rails

In addition, unlike removable side rails, no storage location is required for the side rails following removal.



Motorized folding side rails

In addition, unlike removable side rails, no storage location is required for the side rails following removal.

Partial opening system

Partial opening system

By programming the extending position of the unit at the intermediate level, the number of seats can be adjusted to fit the purpose of use.

Rotating writing tablet

 Rotating writing tablet

When taking notes, the writing tablet attached to the chair arm post is used by rotating it into position. Even when the writing tablet is attached, it can be accommodated with the standard row depth.

Front Folding table TB

Front Folding table TB

Two types.
DE-RU-TE model is a light and compact folding table with no storage box. ELEGAN-TE model has a storage box and damped storage to prevent sound and vibration.

Front fasciapanel

Front fasciapanel

Sliding step

Sliding step

Side gapclosure panel

Side gapclosure panel