Ergonomics – the perfect measure of things
At item, we don't see ergonomics at the work bench as an end in itself, but rather as the basis for sustainable high productivity and motivation. A working environment that has been designed according to ergonomic principles delivers a whole range of benefits:
- It protects the physical health of personnel and their capacity to work
- It reduces error rates by enabling fatigue-free working practices
- It improves throughput by eliminating unnecessary and uncomfortable movements
- It lowers costs by speeding up goods flows
Work bench systems from item satisfy two crucial requirements that have been highlighted by research into ergonomics. Firstly, they can be easily adjusted to suit different users. Because people come in different sizes and some are stronger than others, it is important that reaching distances and seating positions can be adapted to suit a range of physical characteristics. Secondly, different activities demand different types of support from work equipment. Thanks to flexible configuration options, a large number of accessories and ingenious details such as inclinable parts containers, our solutions enable users to create customised systems for the widest range of applications. Whatever your requirements – whether office workstations, mobile workshop carriages or interlinked production islands – work bench systems from item are the perfect solution.
The item Work Bench System has been endorsed by the Campaign for Healthier Backs (AGR e.V.) – certified and recommended by Germany’s Forum for Back Health – live better (Forum Gesunder Rücken besser leben e. V.) and the Association of German Back Schools (Bundesverband der deutschen Rückenschulen (BdR) e. V.). AGR e. V., Postfach 103, 27443 Selsingen, Germany. www.agr-ev.de
Height adjustment as standard.
The longer employees have to sit in the same position, the more important it is that their working surface is at the optimum height. That is why all item work benches are height adjustable. All work bench designs can be alternated between seating and standing positions. Models with electric height-adjustment systems also feature a memory function that enables users to select a specific height at the touch of a button. And the ergonomic Chairs from item take the load off the spine and thighs of users.
Optimised handling area.
Reaching distances are different for everyone. Even small variations can make the difference between an impractical, uncomfortable environment and a work bench that makes the best possible use of the handling area. The individually adjustable uprights, overhangs and Pivot Arms in the item work bench system support fatigue-free working practices. Numerous additional elements also enable users to adjust angles of incline to suit their own specific needs, making it easier for them to access parts containers and grab trays.
Lifting and setting down transport containers and workpieces places strain on the muscles. The new item SystemMobiles and efficient work bench interlinking systems vastly improve the flow of goods. Easy-running trolleys and conveyor lines with customised inserts make it easy to keep work benches supplied with all the necessary parts. Certain SystemMobiles even enable users to completely reconfigure parts provision for a work bench in a matter of moments.
The right light
Work benches need to be lit differently depending on the task at hand. item supports this customisation process through a wide range of light fittings and lamps that can light up large areas or put individual workpieces firmly in the spotlight. LED light fittings also provide the ideal lighting solution for use in close proximity to machinery – the exceptionally low levels of heat produced help to reduce the risk of inju