People are any company’s most important asset. Therefore, workers should have the necessary tools to perform their daily tasks. If you work in a manufacturing facility and are required to inspect small parts, the importance of an ergonomic environment is imperative. A number of studies have proven that poor ergonomics result in impaired product quality and decreased productivity.
Microscope work requires the head and arms to be held in a forward position and inclined toward the microscope with rounded shoulders; a posture that can irritate soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, and disks. For example, prolonged extension of the neck will require the muscles in the shoulder and neck to support the weight of the head, leading to muscle fatigue and discomfort. In time, this will surely effect the speed and accuracy of the inspection process.
Eye fatigue can also be a major problem for operators, especially if they have poor vision resulting from near or far sightedness or an astigmatism. The diopter adjustment provided on most microscope eyepieces can be utilized to compensate for minor focus problems, but microscopists who have moderate to severe astigmatism need to wear their glasses while viewing specimens through eyepieces.
Fortunately, Vision Engineering designs and manufactures a wide range of ergonomic microscopes, designed to increase operator comfort, thereby maximizing accuracy and productivity. For example the award winning Mantis microscope bridges the gap between the microscope and bench magnifier, by utilizing patented ergonomic eyepieceless technology. This provides the operator with an ergonomic working position and superb image clarity as well as reduced eyestrain and fatigue. The patented Vision Engineering technology is also used in our complete line of stereo scopes and non contact measuring systems.
For more information on Vision Engineering’s ergonomic optical solutions, visit: www.visioneng.us
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