Atomic A3 Manual – Safety

  • Ensure power to the unit is switched off when not in use.
  • While not essential, it is recommended a harness is worn at all times for added safety.
  • Ensure spectators are kept at arms length when the unit is in operation, and there are no obstructions in or around the base or foot rest.
  • Ensure loose clothing is not in the proximity of any moving parts to reduce the risk of trapping or injury.
  • For maximum stability, the base should be mounted on a flat, level surface, with the front support legs extended and all support feet making good contact with the ground when a user is seated. The rear castors should be just above, or barely touching the ground.
  • As with any other highly-dynamic system, it is good practice to check all adjustment levers / fasteners are tight and secure before each use. The Atomic is a highly-durable system, however it is necessary to provide some user-releasable mechanisms to facilitate rapid comfort adjustment. It may be preferable in heavy-use situations (e.g. commercial scenarios) to replace hand-adjustable levers and fasteners will tooled alternatives.
  • Ensure users keep their feet on the foot rest / pedal mount at all times while the unit is active to prevent trapping or injury.
  • Adjust the system for comfort prior to operation, ensuring the user’s limbs can move freely and easily.
  • It is strongly recommended the safety interlock mechanism is activated (via the emergency stop button) when entering or exiting the seat, to reduce the risk of injury in case unexpected motion occurs.
  • When in use, it is strongly recommended pitch/roll movement range settings do not allow the actuators to hit their end-stops (indicated by a knocking sound when the pitch or roll reaches the end of its travel). Under normal use there is a protection mechanism to prevent this, however if abnormal loads are applied there is a slim possibility this can be defeated, potentially damaging the actuators due to excessive shock. If you feel this is happening, reduce your pitch/roll movement range settings.
  • Take care when entering and exiting the seat, sudden impacts can result in excessive load / shock to the actuators. The actuators feature an overload protection mechanism which quickly disconnects power to the relevant actuator in these circumstances – should this happen, you will need to reset the unit by disconnecting and reconnecting both power and the USB cable.