Modern CNC machine tools and machining centres, not least in mass-production systems, are supplied with machining data from CAD systems, often directly from a computer network. In spite of this, input and monitoring tasks must still be performed at the machine control panels within the production process itself, for example during setup or calibration.
The workshop controls on these machines are often not designed according to the criteria for an office or computer workplace. Poor location of screens and input devices, and unclear, complex presentation of information, can lead to elevated physical and mental stresses.
[Note: Patent applications control station EP131843443, Mark DMG MORI and Bumper EP 13184333.6]
Standards relevant to machine controls can be found on <link http: nora.kan-praxis.de ergonora en _blank extern die externe seite>ErgoNoRA by use of the following search Terms:
The Technical Report ISO/TR 22100-3 describes how ergonomic principles can be applied during the risk reduction process according to ISO 12100 and how ergonomics standards can be applied to machinery. It helps designers take decisions with respect to ergonomics during the machine design process and can also be used when no relevant type C standards are available.