The bending of sheet-metal parts in small to medium batch sizes is still performed for the most part manually on universal bending machines. This may result in workers being subjected to high physical stresses, such as constrained postures or a need for high levels of concentration. Well-engineered ergonomics on the machine can assist in reducing these stresses.
The TRUMPF Trubend 7018 and 7036 bending machines were developed for flexible production of smaller parts. During development, particular consideration was given to user-friendliness. Intelligent design of the machine bed and the fitting of a height-adjustable footrest enable the machine to operated from a seated position. Careful consideration of ergonomic principles during development is also reflected in further details, such as the adjustable display panel and the low-emissions workspace lighting.
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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.