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Production ergonomics

Improve working conditions and cut down on sick days in production facilities with ergonomically correct solutions using electric actuators from LINAK.

The importance of ergonomics
Ergonomics in production facilities is all about fitting a job to your employee. Improved ergonomics can potentially help lessen muscle fatigue and even help avoid musculoskeletal disorders.

According to the US Department of Labor, ergonomics-related injuries account for USD 15-20bn every year. In 2013, such injuries resulted in 380,600 work days being lost - one third of the total number.

In the UK, a recent study by the Health and Safety Executive showed that musculoskeletal disorders affect one million people every year as a direct result of poorly designed workstations.

In light of this, it is not surprising that the study of ergonomics is becoming more and more important. Ergonomic design can increase motivation and satisfaction and ultimately result in better performance and higher productivity.

How to achieve this
Depending on the type of work, there are guidelines on how to adjust workstations to their ergonomic height:

Correct work height

Or how to arrange work at the workstation:

How to arrange work

At LINAK, we offer a variety of lifting columns, actuators, control boxes and controls built to adjust applications found in a typical production line, to fit the specific employee perfectly and thus improve the ergonomics for that employee. The result is better ergonomics, fewer musculoskeletal disorders and fewer days away from work, benefiting both the company and the individual employee.

Height adjustable work station

It is essential that the height of a workstation can be adjusted to fit the employee and the type of work being undertaken.

Lifting columns such as the DL2 or the BL1 combined with, for example a control box CBD6S and a DP control panel will guarantee smooth adjustment every time.

Height adjustable conveyor belt

For conveyor belts, height adjustment and electrical tilt functions can help improve the ergonomics for employees.

Lifting columns such as the BL1 and the DL2 combined with a control box CBD6S and a DPF with Display will ensure optimal conditions for employees and increased efficiency.





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Production ergonomics

Improved ergonomics helps lessen muscle fatigue and musculoskeletal disorders

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