Eckhart is an industry leader at providing creative solutions for difficult ergonomic challenges. Eckhart ergonomic solutions can be found in manufacturing plants all over the world. Eckhart ergonomic solutions are designed to improve employee safety, reduce the cost associated with workplace injuries, maintain six sigma up-time, and allow for easy servicing and maintenance.
Mitigating an operator’s exposure to torque reaction is a primary safety concern among manufacturing companies. From a simple reaction bar fixed to the end of a nut-runner to a controls-based system that secures multiple nuts and fasteners at once, Eckhart has designed and built thousands of custom torque reaction solutions. Torque reaction solutions are combined with pneumatically actuated suspension units and custom part holders to create high performance, low variability solutions that can be incorporated into any line.
Eckhart specializes in designing innovative solutions for transferring and manipulating parts from point A to point B. From picking up a part with a simple hook to picking up a part and changing its orientation about multiple axis, Eckhart can provide a solution tailored to your operation. Eckhart takes into consideration the weight, redundancy, heights, reaches, and awkwardness of the part in customizing the right solution for your application, to reduce operator fatigue. Lift assists and manipulators are an excellent way to increase efficiency and throughput due to offering higher speeds and flexibility to your processes.
Installing or placing small parts in even smaller areas is often a tall task to ask an operator to do for 8 hours a day. Eckhart can provide simple hand held assembly aids to assist the operator in pushing in parts or placing parts into hard to reach places. Eckhart offers a wide variety of custom engineered hand tools to prevent injury sustained from repetitive work, awkward angles, and applied forces from long distances. Hand tools can be built from steel for strength or any type of plastic for weight reduction and product sensitivity.
Operators are often challenged to complete work on various different products in confined spaces, some which have wide reach and height ranges. Eckhart offers custom built work station platforms, lift tables, and work surfaces to reduce strain on operator due to consistent bending, reaching, and lifting. Operator platforms can be made one height or at adjustable heights, and also offer a wide arrange of options including integrated removable work tables and staircases.