On machining centres used for metal processing, workpiece changes frequently involve physically demanding and stressful tasks. Where the machine design exhibits deficits, this process can require adoption of an unfavourable body posture and the handling of heavy loads inside the machine.
The Handtmann HBZ® CompactCell horizontal machining centre possesses a large workpiece pallet that can be inserted into the side of the machine oriented vertically for the purpose of machining. For the loading and retrieval of workpieces, the entire workpiece pallet is folded down through 90°, enabling it to be loaded like a worktable, with easy accessibility.
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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.