Safety and ergonomics in material handling equipments
Industrial manipulators are the only available solution to suit the demand for more ergonomics and safety in the material handling, in order to:
- Prevent musculoskeletal disorders
- Keep production rate consistent (a man that manually handles loads cannot keep the same working pace all day long every working day),
- comply with the EU (EN 1005-2) and National Regulations relative to ERGONOMICS AND SAFETY
All lift assist equipments have a positive impact on ergonomic safety, nevertheless conventional lifting equipments such as hoists (actuated by pressing buttons to control either pneumatic or fixed-speed electric devices) have not been associated with productivity improvements. For applications requiring rapid and accurate movement, they are awkward, slow and do not take advantage of the natural human ability to coordinate and control motions. Traditional pneumatic manipulators have a few non ergonomic features as well: they over-travel, bounce and require lots of little corrective movements to precisely position the load, thus causing strain and reducing productivity.
The lack of intuitive and responsive control also results in product damage and cumulative trauma injuries, especially when people force the equipment, or they get frustrated working with unresponsive equipment and put it aside.
For a real ergonomic safety it is necessary that the manipulator not only eliminates the strain in the vertical load handling, but also the inertia during acceleration, braking or direction changing.
Only new generation electronic manipulators better referred to as intelligent assist devices (IAD) or INDEVA (Intelligent Devices for Handling) comply with these ergonomics guideline!
Only Scaglia Indeva, in Europe produces Intelligent Devices for Handling.
They allow a very precise positioning of the load and very smooth, quick handling movements. It also allows handling loads with different weights or that change their weight while being handled (filling/emptying cases etc..), with no need of selecting a different setting each time and with the gripping tool remaining perfectly still while the weight is changing.
SCAGLIA INDEVA has been designing and manufacturing industrial manipulators for over thirty years and is constantly upgrading its products which today are the only solution available that meets the need for faster and more accurate way to move loads, whilst increasing safety.
Not mere equipment supplier but also qualified technical solution supplier