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Taking The Guesswork Out Of Lifting And Moving

While all workplace movements related to physical stress and injuries likely cannot be prevented, many of the body strains associated with these activities can be significantly reduced. This can be accomplished by changing work design, utilizing equipment designed for ergonomics, ...
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Easing The Pain Of Worker Strain In Manufacturing

When it comes to ergonomic solutions in a manufacturing environment, numerous options exist for easing the physical strain on workers. Although the work being performed can vary greatly depending on the location in the plant and the operation required, some ...
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Improve Stock Feeding, Part Removal From CNC Machinery With Ergonomic ...

Manually feeding blanks into computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools can be a strenuous, awkward task for even the most fit operator. And, even though these machines (drills, borers, lathes, routers, mills, laser cutters) create a part by removing material, ...
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Beyond Wheels And Casters: Total Cart Design Mitigates Push/Pull Forces

When engineering an industrial cart that will be handled manually for at least some (or all) of its operational usage, most users believe that the type of wheels and casters chosen is the most critical element of the design. And, ...
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Approaching Ergonomic Solutions For Manufacturing As A Complete System

When it comes to addressing ergonomic needs in a manufacturing environment, rarely does a single piece of equipment solve all of the needs of the worker. This is especially true when considering the entire flow of material handling — from ...
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Powered Wheels And Casters Make Strenuous Tasks Easier

Matching the optimal caster or wheel configuration — style, load capacity, tread material, and more — to a specific cart-based material handling application goes a long way toward increasing both worker ergonomics and productivity. However, for the ultimate ergonomic cart, one ...
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Why Repeated Handling Of Small Work Pieces Can Harm Workers’ ...

While most operations acknowledge that manually lifting and moving a heavy object has a high risk of injuring a worker’s back, many don’t recognize that repeated movement of small items — day in and day out, shift after shift — ...
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Workstation Cranes: An Ergonomic Solution For Workpiece Handling

To help workers lift, handle, and move heavy objects both safely and ergonomically, workstation cranes can be installed within individual manufacturing and assembly work cells. Designed to handle loads up to 4,000 pounds, these systems reduce the physical exertion, fatigue, ...
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Pair Ergonomic Solutions For Safer Pick-And-Place

With the bulk of workers’ compensation overexertion claims associated with manual material handling — like pulling, pushing, lifting, carrying, holding and reaching — it’s important to look for ergonomic assist equipment that reduces those strains while minimizing repetitive motions. For ...
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Choosing The Most Ergonomic Wheels For Your Application: Seven Areas ...

Outfitting manual material handling carts with the wheel or caster that best matches a given application is an ideal way to achieve both higher efficiency and improved ergonomics for workers. Because the wheel’s construction and materials are optimized for the ...