Workstations can either add to or inhibit a lean manufacturing strategy. If a workstation is built without analysis or preplanning, it risks the probability of unnecessary motion, excessive reaches, uncomfortable configurations for users, and can become a safety hazard. Preplanning or small changes within processes can lead to increased efficiencies and cost savings. Research has found up to a 76% improvement in productivity after analysis and redesign of workstations and layouts.
The Steiner Automation 80/20 Design Team provides free design assistance to help you select the right profiles, frames, hydraulics, and accessories from the wide range of 80/20 and Bucher Hydraulics products available from Steiner...offered as individual parts, kitted or fully assembled solutions to meet your specifications.
Powertron, manufacturer of emergency generator tap boxes, created an ergonomic custom workbench with hydraulic legs using 80/20 T-slot aluminum frames and Dyna-Lift® hydraulics by Bucher. When lowered, the workbench allows for the heavy tap box enclosures to be loaded on top more easily. Once loaded, the workbench can be raised by the hydraulics to a height best ergonomically suited for the individual person completing the tap box assembly. The custom solution improves operational efficiencies and provides a safer work environment.
For design assistance on custom workstations using 80/20 and Dyna-Lift® hydraulic systems or to schedule a private live demonstration at our facilities call 1-800-STEINER (783-4637) to speak with a Steiner Automation application engineer.
With 80/20 plus Bucher Hydraulics you’ll have access to a wide range of products for the best workstation to accommodate your specific application. Integrate bins for storage and organization or add pivot joints to mount adjustable computer monitors! Create a workstation that can easily mount motorized lifts to support ergonomic initiatives. The T-slot allows you to create a pressure manifold, so a single hose can pressurize an entire frame.
Designed for scalability, the T-slot aluminum system provides durability and strength, flexibility to make adjustments, and modularity for reconfiguration or expansion.
The capacity to add mobility to your workstation supports your complete material handling process flow. Take your station with you – move it through your facility and lock it into place, or wheel it to and from conveyor lines, when and where it’s needed. Choose from casters that optimize your operations.
Since aluminum acts as a conductor, workstations built with 80/20 profiles can be grounded to channel an electrical current. This is important for electronics assembly, repairs, production, and testing where static electricity will have a negative impact. Use aluminum profiles and the 80/20 ESD panel to ground the charge and dissipate static.
Dyna-Lift® systems provide ergonomic solutions for workstation adjustability. When employees adjust their workstation with a Dyna-Lift®, it allows them to move throughout the day, from sitting to standing, which eliminates fatigue, pain, and potential injuries.
Ergonomic, height-adjustable workstations provide the best posture solutions for multiple employees using the same workstation. Individual shift workers and new employees can use the same workstation and adjust it quickly to meet their specific height requirements and comfort.