Interior Actuator

Large variety of small actuators for the interior

Small and very helpful: Even in the 1970s, Kiekert had the first small actuator for central locking systems in its range of products. Today, we supply these practical locking systems in the form of the Kiekert small actuator modular kit. Versatile in use, compact safety and comfort support in one standardized system. This is how we, as a flexible automotive supplier, can make the most varied customer demands a reality—even in the non-automotive field. The linear acting actuator with its flexible electrical and mechanical connections enables comfortable adjustment and safe locking and unlocking as well as numerous comfort and safety functions in the vehicle.

Glove box and center console locking systems ensure additional protection for valuable items inside the vehicle. The locking and unlocking occurs by activating a sensor or the central locking system.

 

Benefits for vehicle manufacturers:

  • Reduced complexity
  • Reduced handling effort

 

Benefits for drivers:

  • Comfortable and safe locking of storage compartments inside the vehicle

The mechatronic backrest latch unlocking keeps the customer from having to tilt back the rear bank seats manually and makes loading the vehicle significantly more convenient. Activating the switch opens the rear seat latch electrically. Then tilting back the backrest occurs automatically, for example, via a spring in the backrest structure or via the backrest's own weight.

 

Benefits for the vehicle manufacturer:

  • Reduced handling effort
  • Freedom of design of the seat due to omission of the recessed handle
  • Increased safety due to integrated LED safety lights for displaying the locking

 

Benefits for drivers:

  • Significantly easier loading of the vehicle with large, unwieldy pieces of luggage
  • Lower effort when tilting back the rear seat backrest
  • Automatic tilting of the rear seat backrests without having to get into the rear of the vehicle

The headrest unlocking function occurs through electrical release of a hinge in the backrest area and lets the headrest turn down through a spring-supported action.

 

Benefits for the vehicle manufacturer:

  • Reduced complexity
  • Reduced handling effort

 

Benefits for the driver:

  • No effort when moving or removing the headrests
  • Improved circumferential visibility when the rear seat bank is not in the vehicle