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Control stations

Workers often spend countless hours in control stations. That means that they have to be comfortable and ergonomic. For this reason, we at Spohn + Burkhardt equip our control stations with comfortable seats and a variety of individual adjustment possibilities as standard equipment.

And the best part is: All settings can be stored with the memory function. This makes work in shift operation easier.

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Your healthy and efficient work is the driving force behind our production of control stations. The engineers in our design department apply all of their knowledge and skill to control station development. They develop new ideas from your requirements.

Every installation location of control stations has its specific details, which we factor in: dizzying heights, tight spatial constraints, and highly-precise control tasks. An unimpeded panoramic view is necessary for a crane system and a seat in a small cabin may have to fold together. Control stations in container harbors must tilt differently than in mobile cranes. Employees in power plants are exposed to different temperatures than on oil rigs, where integrated seat heaters contribute to well-being. What may only appear to be minor details ultimately make a big difference for the workers.

For this reason, we have developed numerous features with which your control stations can be equipped (according to your requirements). An especially important element is ergonomics.

Comfort seats

Most of our seats have long, full body contoured, tilting backrests. Incorporated fins can relieve the spinal column and the side contour give the back an optimal hold. On request, we can also install an adjustable headrest.

The seat can rotate or tilt or both, depending on the view required by your tasks. The possibilities here are comprehensive and the turning radius of our rotating control stations can be adjusted up to 270 ⁰, the tilt can be changed up to 14 ⁰. A u-cut seat also enables an unobstructed view below.

A seat suspension system improves work quality on uneven terrain. Optionally, height, tilt, and rotation can be adjusted electrically.


We also emphasize the ergonomics of armrests. They can be designed simply or adjusted individually. They are also adjustable in length and can be easily adapted to body size and arm length. Special hand supports relieve the arms additionally.

Control consoles

The appearance of the control consoles depends on the functions that are used. However, our control stations can also be combined with all consoles and joysticks from Spohn + Burkhardt. Even mini steering wheels, microphones or monitors can be integrated. Each console, and every joystick is reviewed in regard to your requirements and can be customized as necessary.

The control consoles are also equipped with continuously variable tilt adjustment with gas shock assist. The console covers have a slight inward slope in order to enable relaxed work.

Some control consoles can be folded upwards in order to facilitate exiting the control station. Others can pivot outwards. The console covers can also be either removed or folded backward or forwards. Their width depends on the design, which you can determine.

Foot rests

Foot rests that rotate with the seat are available in a variety of versions. The attached brackets can be adjusted upwards or outwards.

Special details

  • There are small things that enable professional work. If your control station is used in an environment with shift operation, the memory function stores the seat settings of the individual workers to save time.
  • They also offer additional safety with high-quality safety belts, either as a seat belt or as a 4-point harness. We can also integrate an optional operator presence switch.
  • We recommend an electric seat heater for work in cold weather regions.
  • We also combine our control stations with the appropriate floor-side system.

An overview of the benefits of the individual control stations:


Entry-level control station, optimal for small control cabins and simple control tasks, installation of folding seat to comfort seat possible.


Robust control station, optimal for complex installation, high degree of flexibility and combination, especially well-suited for integration of electronic input devices.


Slim, compact control station, ideal for constricted spatial conditions. Tilting and swiveling control panels that can be shifted back and forth.


Modularly designed FS control stations are distinguished by durability and versatility. We adapt every control station specifically to your requirements.


Electric control, optimal for multi-shift operation, integrated memory function, electrically adjustable seat and control panel positions, motorized rotation

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