Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Design approach for redesigning of manual material handling devices in automobile industry
Author(s): Pragya Ojha, Lalit Mohan Sharma and Deepa Vinay
Abstract: The main purpose on any assembly line is to assign work elements so as to minimize the number of workstations without violating the preset constraints and without having the work element time at any individual station exceed the cycle time. Even though most assembly work has been found not to be physiologically taxing, the different work elements of sequential workstations of fixed durations as mentioned impose restrictions on the processes and completion of each task element for the worker. Keeping the above facts in mind the present study was planned to redesign the manual handling devices used by assembly workers during the performance of the activities. For the present study, Bajaj Auto Limited SIDCUL, Pantnagar was purposively selected. The results reveal that the standing eye height revealed that 1538±42 and 1197-1835 was the mean±SD and the range of the respondents, with 5th and 95th percentile value of 1394 and 1764 mm respectively. While calculating the cervical mean±SD, range and 5th and 95th percentile were found to be 1397±25, 1094-1679, 1296 and 1494 mm respectively. It was concluded that by redesigned kit bin and flag can increase the production and reducing the energy and time requirement.
How to cite this article:
Pragya Ojha, Lalit Mohan Sharma and Deepa Vinay. Design approach for redesigning of manual material handling devices in automobile industry. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1304-1308.