The Library of Factory Management Volume 2

The Library of Factory Management Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... nature of the work largely. The closer to the floor or truck level, generally speaking, the better, to keep the lifting distance small. On the other hand, workers seated in ordinary chairs should not be required to bend too much, and when the material handled is quite light it may pay to let the machine-bed level determine the height. Transfer trucks or tables on wheels of the same height can then be employed and the bench hands provided with high chairs. This arrangement is found in the finishing department of the Hammermill Paper Company and has expedited certain operations between machines and benches considerably. Again, production may be facilitated by having an adjustable-height bench. In the cleaning room of an ironware plant, the output of the grinders are increased many per cent by providing them with stands which can be raised or lowered at will. The lowest level permits the castings to be tipped on and 0E easily, while the higher levels bring the pieces up to a point best suited to the height of the individual grinder. Width, too, should be considered from the workman's side. Wide benches are often used to permit operators to work on both sides. This is economical of floor space, but of questionable efliciency otherwise. Workers as a rule interfere less with one another, and oversight is simpler when the people all face one direction. Where this arrangement is not possible, a partition down the center is some help. PROVIDING EACH WORKER WITH A SEPARATE BENCH OR DIVIDED SPACE PROMOTES EFFICIENCY COMPLETELY to individualize the working space, however, requires that each person have a separate bench. In the ironware plant previously mentioned, the filers, chippers and rubbers formerly occupied long benches against the more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236939387
  • 9781236939388