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Design concept for professional washers and dryers: based on an ergonomic study
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis report has been preformed at Electrolux Professional, in Pordenone, Italy. It has had the purpose to show the ergonomic problems on the frontloaded washers and dryers and to present a design concept to solve these problems. The project was preformed with a systematically problem solving method to reach a good result within a small timeframe. Literature studies were made to get information on the ergonomics, about the exposed body parts, arms, shoulder and back and the working postures. Installation visits were made to pensioner’s homes in the area, where observations and interviews were made to collect information about the working environment. A RULA analysis was made on the unloading of the washing machine that was found most harmful, because of a twisted and bended posture exposed to load. It was also the posture that the operators found heaviest. With this information a design concept was developed to remove the harmful working postures and to reduce the handling of laundry. The solution developed to solve this, consists of a container, with the form of a cylinder that is put inside the inner drum of the washing machine and dryer. It is used throughout the washing process and is left inside the machines during the washing and drying cycles. When the machine is finished it is removed. To be able to use the container in both the washer and dryer it has to have an adjustable diameter. The regulation is made with the help of a trolley. The container stays on a trolley when it is outside the machines and the trolley adjusts the diameter as well as the height to fit the container to the machines and to give the best working posture for the operator. The solution removes the harmful working postures and reduces the handling with dirty, wet and dry laundry. The loading times in the laundry process will also be reduced with the removal of manual handling of the laundry, which also provides for economical savings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007.
Keyword [en]
Technology, ergonomic study, laundry, design concept
Keyword [sv]
Teknik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54669ISRN: LTU-EX--07/135--SELocal ID: b9a7dd0a-b7cc-4e1b-9226-06fb07abecb7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-54669DiVA: diva2:1028051
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Ergonomic Design & Production Engineering, master's level
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Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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