Ergonomics and the Lawler Automated Pour Point Analyzer
Ergonomics is defined as an applied science concerned with the relationship between people and their work surroundings and work activities. It incorporates the designing of equipment, workstations, and tasks to fit the physical capabilities and comfort of the individuals performing the work. Improperly designed workstations and work positions can cause injury resulting in conditions ranging from:
- Temporary discomfort (aches and pains)
- Instantaneous injury (muscle pulls or strains), or
- Permanent physical illnesses referred to as cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs).
If you are concerned about repetitive motion CTD injuries in your lab for manual pour point testing, then please consider the Lawler Automated Pour Point Analyzer. Our robotic arm replicates the ASTM D97 manual pour point motion.