Save Space and Improve Productivity
lighting directly over work surface.
keeping to-do lists and important
around design for easy access.
provides optimum flexibility to move
monitor into position.
Tray with Mouse Platform allows
operator to swing keyboard tray
out of way when not in use.
separates and holds items in
workstation on uneven surfaces.
allows easy access to supplies.
sorted and within reach.
provides additional secure storage
space for reference materials
and other items.
within reach for easy end of
day shutdown of tools and lights.
Conveyor Workstations & Workbenches
Packing, shipping, assembly, and testing activities in industrial and medical settings can be performed faster and safer utilizing a properly designed conveyor workbench.
Conveyor workstations can free the operators of a significant amount of manual material handling. The repetitive motions such as lifting, lowering, pushing, and pulling cost not only work time but also the health of the workers. Conveyor workbench tops are often equipped with tilt, rollers, and ball transfers to integrate seamlessly with the conveyor system. It minimizes physical exertions and non-value added motions.
Over conveyor workstations can also form a progressive work flow as materials move from one station to the next to complete a work process. The operators have easy access to task items and supplies through a modular workstation setup. It saves floor space and improves efficiency.
Key benefits :
- Support lean processes by minimizing non-value added motions
- Prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders associated with manual material handling
- Cut workers’ compensation cost
- Optimize space utilization
- Improve productivity
- Enhance employee satisfaction and morale
- Economical and adaptable solution
4 Simple Steps to Build Your Conveyor Workstation
- STEP1 - Select Conveyor Workstation Base Frame
- STEP 2 - Select Feet or Caster Type
- STEP 3 - Select Work Surface Type
- STEP 4 - Select Accessories
Select Conveyor Workstation Base Frame
What you need to consider when choosing a workstation frame for a conveyor application:
- The size of the frame is dependent on the size of the work surface. Ask the following questions. How much surface is necessary to perform the tasks over the conveyor or alongside the conveyor? How much space is available in the work area? Apply the ergonomic reach zones to each item or function. The space should be large enough to perform the tasks but compact to limit reaching and stretching.
- What is the maximum capacity required including shelving, equipment, and components? Is the weight distributed evenly? Excessive weight in one area of a workstation could require a higher capacity frame.
- Whether a conveyor workstation needs to be height-adjustable or not depends on its use. If only one person works at the station and it can be set to optimum position, then it is okay to choose a fixed height design. A standing workstation could be a good choice over the conveyor. Height adjustable workbenches are necessary when multiple people and shifts utilize the same workstation. Depending on how often you need to raise or lower the top, you can decide what type of height-adjustable workstation is a better fit. Here is a good rule-of-thumb to determine whether manual or electric height adjustability is appropriate. If the height needs to be adjusted more than four times per year, electric adjustability is a better choice.
Select Feet or Caster Type
Some important considerations for choosing the feet or casters for a conveyor workstation:
- Conveyor workstations can be stationary with leveler feet. Casters are recommended if layout adjustments happen often. For safety BOSTONtec offers workstations with at least two locking casters; all four locking casters are available for additional security.
- Evaluate the distribution of the load on the station and any force that could affect the stability of the unit. Lag plates are an option that attach to standard leveler feet allowing the workstation to be bolted to the floor.
Select Work Surface Type
Here are some important considerations for choosing the correct work surface for a conveyor application – if your application needs a work surface. Many times the conveyor can act as the surface.
- How much surface is necessary to perform the tasks over the conveyor or alongside the conveyor? How much space is available in the work area? Assign each item or function to appropriate ergonomic reach zones for proper ergonomics and optimized performance. The space should be large enough to perform the tasks but compact to limit reaching and stretching.
- Think about how the user will perform most functions. Is it from a sitting or standing position? A rolled front edge is more ergonomic for operators who rest their forearms on the front edge of the work surface when performing a task.
- Know the substances that will come in contact with the work surface. Laminate work surfaces are durable and economical for most applications. Wood surfaces are generally not recommended for humid areas. If chemicals will be used in the work process, stainless steel and phenolic resin surfaces are good options.
- Conveyor table tops can have built-in rollers and ball transfers to ease the movement of heavy load from the conveyor to the workstation and across the workstation. The top can also tilt to provide easier access to the contents in large totes or containers.
Once the basic components of the conveyor workstation are selected, accessories are placed based on frequency and sequence of use, safety and other factors to reduce operator stress and increase productivity. (See Plan Your Workstation for more information)
- Review the ergonomic reach zones and think about what tools and components correspond with each zone. Utilizing uprights with shelves and bin rails allows the operator to have easy access to items while keeping the work surface clear for tasks.
- Is there enough lighting where the workstation will be placed? For detailed assembly and testing tasks, additional lighting may be necessary to reduce eye strain and ensure quality. Monitor arms and keyboard trays allow the operator to place computer equipment at the appropriate height for proper posture.
- The operator will be using powered tools and devices. Placing a power strip close to the work surface makes access to tools and equipment simple and easy. It avoids bending or stretching to reach outlets.
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Custom Industrial Workbenches
When is it right for you?
Modular workstations are all-rounders and will adjust to several different workflows. So when should you consider custom solutions?
A custom workstation can be as simple as a small shelf or as elaborate as a multi-station configuration. As you’re planning your ideal workstation, our modular system is a great place to start. Fine-tune your station to ensure higher productivity and employee retention.
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