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Creation of a new tool to facilitate manual material handling
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
University of Skövde, School of Engineering Science.
2022 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The report describes the process of designing a new tool to help the workers in Aurobay in the storage section. Nowadays, Aurobay also imports their engine parts from Asia and America, although previously, they imported engine parts from Europe only. This change has created a problem to establish good working conditions due to the material of those boxes, which is cardboard. Now comes two different types of boxes, i.e., the previous ones (in plastic, which are reusable) and the new ones in cardboard (that are no reusable), which led to an increment of effort in workers' muscles during the performance in their job taking the boxes. This degree project aims to create a new tool, which should be possible to perform the handling task in a way that leads to better ergonomics (i.e., good performance and little risk of disorders). To develop this improvement this thesis is divided into the following main aspects: an initial prestudy of Aurobay work environment, the development of concepts, election of the best concepts, development of designs, and the evaluation of the new designs. Achieving these objectives was complicated but with a lot of hard work, the results were successful. After the physical prototypes were made, the results were positive. And also,with these results, some future improvements were collected for the final prototype to reduce risks for muscular disorders of the workers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022. , p. 68
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-22049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-22049DiVA, id: diva2:1710254
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Feelgood and Aurobay
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Product Design Engineering
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Utbytesstudenter, Universidad de Málaga, Spanien

Available from: 2022-11-11 Created: 2022-11-11 Last updated: 2022-11-11Bibliographically approved

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