Q’STRAINT ANNOUNCES THE Q’UBE 3-POINT SECUREMENT STATION
An Innovative Sliding Bumper Provides Critical Stabilization and Tip-Over Prevention for Transit Operators That Need to Maintain Maximum Capacities in 2+2 Seating Layouts
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013: Q’Straint announced today the availability of a new Q’UBE 3-Point Securement Station that features an innovative Sliding Bumper that provides critical stabilization and tip-over prevention that the ADA requires for 3-Point Securement. It was designed for transit operators that need to maintain maximum passenger seating capacities in 2+2 seating layouts: A 2-passenger forward facing flip seat combined with a 2-passenger aisle facing flip seat.
The Q’UBE 3-Point was designed as a fully adaptable, complete bolt-in solution that can be mounted for many vehicle applications without the need to run cables or wires. The user-friendly design helps operators maintain schedules and reduce dwell times on fixed-route buses by integrating a single-motion mechanical delay release that significantly reduces wheelchair securement time and effort. A wide assortment of brackets and occupant solutions were developed to ensure that Q’UBE 3-Point is adaptable to virtually any fleet.
“Our goal with the Q’UBE 3-Point was efficiency: preserving seating capacities with a minimum footprint, easy installation and offering a cost-effective solution,” said Bob Joseph, Q’Straint VP of Business Development. “It required some clever new patent-worthy engineering to achieve an ADA approved 3-point securement in such a compact space.”
With 3-passenger aisle facing securements (such as the Q’POD), there is sufficient length for Q’Straint’s patented stabilization bumper – a proven design that acts as the fourth contact point and prevents tip-overs. In 2-Flip seats, it was necessary to develop a sliding bumper that can be extended beyond the width of the seats to assure proper securements, yet stows out of the way when not in use. A front tensioner features a J-hook and scooter ring that combine to safely secure the wheeled mobility device against the bumper. This cost-effective system simplifies installation and optimizes seating capacity.
“Several transit properties that had selected Q’POD for all their new vehicles were looking for a solution that could be retrofitted into existing buses running high-capacity routes,” said Q’Straint Sales Director Jim Reaume. “By trickling down some of our high-end technology to this modular retrofit, we are able to provide a system that satisfies the customer needs of cost and space efficiency.”
The Q’UBE 3-Point features include:
- A sliding bumper that is either hand or foot operated reducing operator bending and injury potential
- Heavy duty stainless steel construction that is durable and corrosion resistant
- Rubber surfaced stabilization bumper that securely grips the wheels of mobility devices
- A popup hand lever that stores out of the way when not in use
- Recirculating ball bearing design for heavy duty strength and smooth operation
- Automatic return of the sliding bumper to the storage position with a touch of the release lever
About Q’Straint: For over 30 years, Q’Straint has remained focused on developing the most innovative solutions to advance the safety and effectiveness of wheelchair passenger travel. The diverse global staff serves customers in more than 70 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa For more information visit qstraint.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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