DEARBORN, MI—Since 2003, Ford has reduced the injury rate by 70 percent for its more than 50,000 “industrial athletes” in the U.S., and many more around the world, through new ergonomics technology, lift-assist devices, workstation redesign and data-driven process changes.
NEW DELHI—Audi has developed a carbon-fiber “chairless chair” for its employees working on the assembly line. The chair eases many assembly activities and at the same time, it improves their posture and reduces the strain on their legs.
The widespread availability of modular profile systems has made it easy for engineers to get in touch with their creative side. They enable assemblers to bolt together framing components to tailor workstations and machines to specific processes or floor space requirements.