Ergonomics evaluation

How indus­tri­al engi­neers can plan workspace ergo­no­mics right from the start

In the midst of a demo­gra­phic chan­ge, health-pro­­mo­­ting jobs can also bring eco­no­mic bene­fits. Phy­si­cal­ly stre­nuous acti­vi­ties that are per­for­med very fre­quent­ly are adding up. Impro­ved move­ment sequen­ces also increase effi­ci­en­cy. With Halo­cli­ne, work pro­ces­ses can be tes­ted, recor­ded and eva­lua­ted in detail in dif­fe­rent vari­ants. Through this the affec­ted workers can be invol­ved in the plan­ning and can con­tri­bu­te their expe­ri­ence and know­ledge even befo­re the shop flo­or is set up.

The con­side­ra­ti­on of ergo­no­mics in the plan­ning of work­sta­tions is expen­si­ve and hel­pful tools are often miss­ing. As a result, a pro­fes­sio­nal eva­lua­ti­on is only car­ri­ed out when a work­sta­tion is finis­hed and set up in the fac­to­ry. A sub­se­quent adapt­a­ti­on of pro­duc­tion faci­li­ties to ergo­no­mic prin­ci­ples is very costly.

So why not include ergo­no­mics in the ear­ly plan­ning stages?

Alignment of the workplace to the human bein

Stan­dar­di­zed mea­su­re­ments for all workers are a pro­blem in planning 

In vir­tu­al rea­li­ty, the body can expe­ri­ence distances — we can feel how far we have to stretch to grab a part from a shelf. Thus, any dif­fi­cul­ties within work pro­ces­ses can alre­a­dy be dis­co­ver­ed and sol­ved in the plan­ning con­text. For exam­p­le, the cor­rect height of work sur­faces and shel­ves can be ensu­red by simp­le test­ing. But the­re are devia­ti­ons depen­ding on the body height of the workers. While indus­tri­al engi­neers some­ti­mes rely on stan­dar­di­zed values, Halo­cli­ne Lay­out now enables them to visua­li­ze and plan ergo­no­mic work­sta­tions to the right dimensions.

Planning distances

Work­place design in times of COVID-19

The health of the employees is a prio­ri­ty. In times of Coro­na, distance regu­la­ti­ons are beco­ming very important. The­r­e­fo­re we have added a new fea­ture: the “coro­na zone”. Thanks to the new func­tion, indus­tri­al engi­neers can plan work are­as in which seve­ral workers move around in such a way that requi­red distances can be easi­ly maintained.

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