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Design and validation of a machine guard for the AMP-O-Lectric wire terminating machine.
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973 Jun; :1-31
A new machine guard was developed for the AMP-O-Lectric wire terminating machine; laboratory and industry testing of the machine guard were performed. The guard was designed for a flow through concept of wire handling. In laboratory test situations several gauges of wire were used to insure adaptability of the guard in various industrial settings. Laboratory tests indicated that production rates were not significantly altered for either the 12 or the 20 gauge wires when using the newly designed machine guard. The production rate with the new guard was 96.78 percent of that without a guard. Tests on site in the factory were made for a 2 week period. Only a 6.4 percent difference existed between production with the new guard and that attained with the old guard. Production was only 58 percent of that attained in the laboratory tests, apparently due to the fact that the operators on the job were not pressed to meet any set standard for the limited time that they were working on the machines as these AMP presses were not used at this facility for production type operations. Operator comments regarding the new guard were favorable. The new guard was considerably easier to learn to use than the old ones and the see through advantage to the point of wire termination was much appreciated by the workers.
NIOSH-Grant; Equipment-operators; Safety-equipment; Safety-engineering; Machine-operation; Machine-guarding; Electrical-industry; Grants-other
Industrial Engineering University of Michigan 2260 G G Brown University Ann Arbor, Mich 48105
Final Grant Report
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Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan