MODULAR ERGONOMICS ENGINEERED FOR INDUSTRY

Industry Should Take an Ergonomic Tip From Doctors and Dentists

Dec. 2015

We’re a company obsessed with ergonomics and space savings in industrial and assembly environments, seriously, we’re ergonuts. We have an ergonomic bone to pick with industry and assembly, and it’s not just because we make bad ass ergonomic arms built for industry, no, we’re just concerned that their ergonomic deficiency is leaving them less competitive and efficient.

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In most modern day medical environments many of the critical applications and tools are mounted to ergonomic articulating arms.

Many modern day environments (think Medical, Dental and Office) have rigorously applied ergonomic arms and reaped the tremendous rewards for doing so. Improved worker productivity due to reduced motion and strain, tools, monitors and applications at point of use reducing costly excessive motion, right sized work surfaces improving organization and saving valuable space. All of these value added benefits are attributable to ergonomic articulating arms. Without the flexibility offered by articulating arms we’d all be working in static environments, everything required to get the job done would always be just out of reach or in an uncomfortable position to access. Think about that next time you visit your dentist or doctor and take note of all the items on articulating arms.

 

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Modern machine shops often lack ergonomic arms, making applications and tools inconvenient to access.

While Industrial and Assembly environments have made efforts over the years to apply ergonomics they’ve really yet to deploy them to the extent that the above mentioned environments have. And why not we say!? Why shouldn’t a machining cell look just like an operatory room or an assembly station set up as ergonomic as a dental office? Because honestly, at the end of the day, a doctor or a dentist has the same objectives in mind that a precision machinist or skilled assembler has, and that’s to complete a task with speed, precision and accuracy without wrecking their health in the process. Ergonomic Articulating Arms provide one of the primary gateways for accomplishing that. If employees can complete the job more accurately and efficiently and leave the job at the end of the day feeling healthy and less fatigued, I’d say that’s a win for all parties involved as those factors are the cornerstones of your bottom line.

We manufacture ergonomic arms (did I mention they’re industry tough) which undoubtedly makes us biased to using them. But because I’ve seen the ergonomic benefits and witnessed the space saving capabilities our equipment has provided such industry giants as Honeywell, Nike, and GE, I can honestly say it’s easy to see why Medical, Dental and Office applied them long ago. So challenge yourself moving forward to rethink how your manufacturing or assembly environment is laid out, look for objects that could be mounted to articulating arms to improve ergonomic accessibility and free up valuable space. Instead of adding more benches or rolling carts (carts and benches promote clutter by the way) look at the items that populate your existing space. 9 times out of 10 I’m willing to bet an articulating arm could help you improve ergonomics, free up space and become more organized and efficient. Over the coming weeks I intend to post some of the improvements we’re making at our own facility using our equipment, I encourage you to send us your applications and improvements as well. In no time at all we’ll all be Ergobelievers, which thankfully, shares no relationship with Beliebers. Stay ergo my friends!