Precise positioning operations are required during the setup and adjustment of machine tools. However, this often presents difficulties, since the controls are either integrated within the housing, or can be swivelled only within a limited range. Under certain circumstances, this may mean that simultaneous monitoring of the tool movement and operation of the control panel is possible only blind and in an unfavourable body posture.
Some control systems however, such as the Siemens Sinumerik, also offer interfaces to remote controls, enabling the main control commands for setup to be entered independently of the position of the control panel.
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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.