Client: Cummins Generator Technologies
Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire
Industry: Engineering, electrical power generation
Requirement: Static Scissor Tables
Key features: Bespoke cost effective solution, with improved safety
Cummins Generator Technologies manufactures the world's broadest range of ac generators from 0.6 to 20,000 kVA under the MARKON®, STAMFORD® and AvK® product brands.
At their location in Stamford, Lincolnshire Cummins identified a materials handling challenge which was impacting on operators. A core process at the site involved conducting a number of ‘finishing’ operations to each individual generator. The generators were placed on fixed height benches allowing the operator complete access to work around the unit. The remaining challenge to the operator was the fixed height of the units created the increased operator risk from a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Upper Limb Disorder (ULD) and/or musculoskeletal disorder (MSD).
Cummins decided to take the progressive step of replacing all the fixed height work benches with Scissor Lift Tables to allow the operator to determine and adjust to a safe and most comfortable height to work with.
Varghese Abraham, Manufacturing Engineer and Ray Ferry, Health and Safety Manager commented, “Advanced Handling were selected as the supplier for the lift tables as they had visited site, understood exactly the requirements and most importantly provided an extremely cost effective solution.”