The tractor manufacturer VALTRA received the Red Dot Design Award 2017 for its SmartTouch armrest. RAFI developed the armrest together with the Finnish company, and now produces it for VALTRA. It is a core feature of VALTRA’s new S series tractors.
For Valtra we took care of the entire product development, tool construction, process engineering, and production of the new armrest.
Joint product development in compliance with the safety requirements of ISO 25119 AgPL C
Tool design: ergonomic armrest, multifunction drive lever, keycaps
Parts design and manufacturing: ergonomic armrest, multifunction drive lever, touchscreen terminal, pushbutton control pad
Manufacturing scope: complete production
100% functional testing, operating-life, qualification, and requalification tests, approval, labeling
Logistics: transport, optimized spare parts concept