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Ergonomics of Grab Unloaders for Bulk Materials Handling

Courtney, A.J. and Chan, A.H.S. (2002) Ergonomics of Grab Unloaders for Bulk Materials Handling. [Study Group Report]



An ergonomic study of operator cabs for grab unloaders is presented herein. Our results demonstrated that the drivers adopted poor postures, partially owing to the basic geometry of the situation and partially because they used only the central lower front window for downward vision and control boxes obstructed vision. These problems have been exacerbated by introducing extremely large bulk carriers that have a wider hold than the previous ships used.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Transport and Automotive
Study Groups:Chinese Study Groups with Industry > Workshop on Industrial Applications 2002 (Hong Kong, Jul 8-12, 2002)
ID Code:519
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:30 Jan 2012 16:19
Last Modified:29 May 2015 20:08

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