Manual assembly work often consists of multiple short stages that are performed quickly, consecutively, and repeatedly. This makes ergonomics incredibly important to the success of manual assembly production lines: they are designed according to the product and process, but are constantly updated due to the short product life cycles. Production efficiency can be improved significantly by optimizing the ergonomics of assembly workstations.
How Do I Create An Ergonomic Manual Assembly Workstation?
Optimizing your workstation’s reach zones is the most important step towards creating a more ergonomic work area. Tools and materials that are used the most frequently should be kept in the primary work zone where most of the assembler’s work is done. Items that are used less often should be kept within arm’s reach, but out of the way to keep the primary work zone clear for assembly. Items that are rarely used should be kept in a tertiary work zone such as in cabinets or on shelves.
By optimizing the ergonomics of your work areas, you can improve both your facility’s output and the quality of the products you create. Reach out to Treston today to learn more about how to design the ideal workspace for your facility.
Personalizing Your Workbenches For Manual Assembly
Having workstations that employees can adjust to their ergonomic needs can help increase their individual productivity significantly. Treston workbenches are available with height-adjustable work surfaces that allow assemblers to find the most comfortable height for them so that they can work comfortably and productively for prolonged periods of time. Ergonomic chairs can also improve workers’ productivity in sit-down, stand-up, and sit-stand workstations. Accessories such as carts, mobile work surfaces, and upright storage mounts can also improve work areas by arranging tools and materials in smart ways. See our catalog to find the right workbenches and accessories for your production lines.
ESD-Protected Work Areas For Manual Assembly
Many facilities require EPAs (electrostatic discharge-protected areas) in their production lines to ensure that the sensitive components in their products are not damaged as they are worked on. Damage caused by unintentional ESD accounts for a significant percentage of losses for many assembly companies. To prevent this from happening in your facility, many Treston products are available with ESD protection options. Learn more about how to reduce ESD damage to your products during assembly with our guides on how to build ESD-protected areas in your workplace.
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We’re here to help you create an ergonomic, efficient production line for your facility. Reach out to our specialists today to learn more, or use our 3D configurator to start designing your own!
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