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7 Tips to Get the Most out of BOSTONtec Industrial Workbenches

Jul 26, 2023 | All Articles, Ergonomics, Productivity

In today’s fast-paced industrial environments, maximizing productivity and ensuring the well-being of your workforce are top priorities. That’s where BOSTONtec industrial workbenches come into play. They not only prioritize employee comfort and safety but also enhance overall efficiency. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your BOSTONtec workstations.

Understand the Versatility of BOSTONtec Industrial Workbenches

BOSTONtec industrial ergonomic workbenches are designed to adapt to a variety of tasks and environments. From assembly lines, packaging stations, to testing labs and cleanrooms, these workstations can be customized to meet the specific needs of your operations.

Take advantage of the flexibility offered by the modular design. Configure your workstations to optimize workflow, streamline processes, and enhance efficiency.

As your business grows, you can easily reconfigure to accommodate the evolving needs.

To gather initial ideas, use our 3D Workstation Builder tool to experiment with different configurations to see how they look and feel.

BOSTONtec industrial workbenches configurator

Optimize Industrial Workbench Layout for Efficiency

Efficient workstation layout is the key to productivity. With BOSTONtec workstations, you can design a layout that minimizes non-value-adding movements.

Here are a few basic steps:

  • Analyze your workflow and sequence of tasks.
  • Inventory all items needed to perform the tasks.
  • Organize items based on how they will be used.

Ensure that frequently used tools and materials are within easy reach, reducing time wasted on searching or reaching for items.

BOSTONtec developed a comprehensive reach zone guide to help you understand the importance of ergonomic reach zones. You can use this knowledge to lay out the workstation to maximize productivity.

Industrial workbench reach zone guide

Utilize Adjustable Features for Individual Comfort

One of the standout features of BOSTONtec industrial workbenches is adjustability. Every individual is unique. The ability to adjust the workstation to accommodate different operators and tasks is crucial to enhanced performance and job satisfaction.

A height-adjustable workstation allows the employees to work in neutral body positions, minimizing ergonomically risky and non-value-adding body movements.

The type of height adjustability depends on how the workstation will be used. Ask the following questions:

  • How many people and shifts utilize a workstation?
  • How often does an operator switch positions during a shift?

The rule of thumb: if the height of the station needs to be adjusted more than twice a year, the electric height adjustable workstation would be the better choice.

Still can’t decide? Here is a detailed guide to help you make the right choice.

Incorporate Ergonomic Accessories

BOSTONtec workstations can be further enhanced with a wide range of ergonomic accessories. Consider incorporating monitor arms to adjust the height and angle of your screens, reducing neck and eye strain. Utilize keyboard trays to maintain a neutral wrist position to prevent repetitive strain injuries.

Articulating bin holder, tool trolley, and tool balancer make items easily accessible when needed and out of the way when not in use. They free up valuable space on the work surface so that the operator can focus on the task at hand.

These accessories promote proper posture, reduce strain, and increase efficiency by ensuring that employees can work comfortably and with minimal distractions.

Adjustable accessories for industrial workbenches

Promote Movement and Ergonomic Breaks

Even with the most ergonomic workstation setup, prolonged static positions can lead to discomfort and decreased productivity. Static postures inhibit blood flow and could negatively affect muscles, nerves, ligaments, blood vessels, and tendons.

BOSTONtec workstations facilitate dynamic work environments that support active movement. Workers can switch between sitting and standing positions with just a push of a button. Because it is easy, workers are more likely to take advantage of this feature.

In addition, encourage workers to take short breaks to stretch and move around.

This not only enhances blood circulation but also helps prevent fatigue and improves focus, leading to higher productivity.

Invest in Employee Training and Education

To truly optimize the use of BOSTONtec industrial workbenches, invest in employee training and education programs. Provide guidance on workstation setup and proper ergonomics. Educate employees on best practices for posture, task management, and work habits that can further enhance their productivity and well-being.

BOSTONtec provides valuable resources and educational materials on its website, covering topics such as ergonomics, productivity, and workstation optimization. Organize training sessions or workshops to ensure everyone understands how to utilize the workstations effectively, promoting a culture of ergonomics and productivity.

Regularly Assess and Review

Seek direct feedback from employees who use BOSTONtec industrial workbenches on a daily basis. Conduct ergonomic assessments to identify areas for improvement in layout and setup.

By implementing these tips and tricks, you can unlock the full potential of your BOSTONtec industrial workbenches. From customizing layouts to utilizing adjustable features, these workstations can empower your workforce to work comfortably and efficiently.

About the Author

Nina Neuschuetz
Nina Neuschuetz
As the Marketing Manager for BOSTONtec, Nina brings a wealth of experience with over 25 years of B2B marketing expertise in both the United States and Europe. Her tenure at BOSTONtec has been marked by a keen focus on ergonomics within the industrial market. Notably, she lead an ergonomic study in collaboration with the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina State University and developed comprehensive ergonomic guides for industrial and commercial workstation environments. Nina’s role extends to collaborating with customers and partners, guiding them through market trends and solutions tailored for the industry. She holds a post-graduate degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Passau, Germany. Connect with Nina to explore ergonomic solutions and industry insights on her LinkedIn profile.
Yi Han
Yi Han
Yi Han is the Marketing Specialist at BOSTONtec. Through her years of collaboration with applications engineers, customer service specialists, and customers, she has cultivated a deep understanding of the transformative power of ergonomics and its applications across industrial, medical, and technical settings . Her primary focus is to inspire individuals and organizations to find the right workplace solutions that optimize productivity and prioritize overall well-being. Yi holds an MBA degree from the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University in Michigan. Connect with her on LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest insights on workplace ergonomics.

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