Humanscale to Display Ergonomic Innovations at ErgoExpo 2012

Revolutionary Float™ Height-Adjustable Table and Striking Element Disc™ Task Light to Appear


Karen Brooking

LAS VEGAS, December 5, 2012 — Worldwide ergonomics leader Humanscale will showcase some of its latest ergonomic offerings, such as the Float height-adjustable table and the Element Disc LED task light, at ErgoExpo 2012, December 5 – 7, 2012.

With recent research suggesting that sitting all day is deleterious to one’s health, height-adjustable work surfaces such as Float are more essential than ever, as they encourage a combination of sitting and standing. The simple to use Float height-adjustable table meets the demands of healthier work environments with an unprecedented combination of easy adjustability for a vast range of heights (20 inches of height adjustability) and weights (up to 130 pounds of desktop weight, including the tabletop), along with streamlined good looks. With a unique counterbalance mechanism, it enables simple, one-hand weight adjustment, and constant-force height adjustment for ergonomic sit-stand usage—all without the use of an obstructive crossbeam or a cumbersome crank. The Float height-adjustable table is also built with measures to prevent the possibility of injury―its innovative safety feature only allows adjustment when the desktop and contents are properly balanced. Additionally, it accommodates a range of tabletop widths from 48 inches to 72 inches, and can be used with any manufacturer’s table tops to ensure aesthetic consistency with any installed or specified systems furniture. Made for a long life, the Float height-adjustable table is composed predominantly of recyclable steel and is designed with minimal parts and manufacturing processes. Unlike electric-powered height-adjustable tables, it is able to balance the table’s load without using energy, which makes it exceptionally sustainable.

In addition to healthy, sit-stand working, Humanscale has embraced dual-source lighting—a solution that has been gaining increasingly more attention—and offers an array of products to address the need for adjustable LED task lighting. After first presenting Thin Film LED Technology—which creates an ultra-wide footprint of warm, glare-free light that casts only one shadow on the work surface—in its sleek Horizon LED task light, Humanscale again manifested it in the easily adjustable Element Disc LED task light. Providing complete user control, it features intuitive, smart dimming functionality, which affords the user seven levels of brightness and uses memory to save the last preferred light setting selected by the user. For exceptional sustainability and ease of use, the Element Disc LED task light is equipped with a passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor, which automatically turns the light off or on when the user leaves or enters the area. Even when not in use, it is an object of beauty, folding into a nesting position with its lamp head gracefully echoing the shape of its base.

These and other solutions can be experienced in person at booth #520 at ErgoExpo 2012. For more information about Humanscale’s ergonomic solutions, visit  or call 800-400-0625.

About Humanscale

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.

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