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How to Bring Ergonomics to the Factory Floor
This article is based on an original publication by IAC.
Ergonomic planning in a production environment is dependent on how well the manufactured product's design allows for fast and error-free assembly, particularly as undetected errors could significantly impact product line results.
When products are designed for field installation, the larger system's fault diagnostics should be considered along with the ease of defective part removal and replacement and component tracking. If a product will be used by people, the product's ease of use must be addressed alongside consideration of user age, language, motor skills and more.
Assembly, Test & Repair
Generally part of the product design process, a trained ergonomist is responsible for assembly, testing and repair analysis. This should include planning for possible errors, with design features including: