Design of an ergonomic control lever for wheel loader devices

2012-03-30 12:00

Wheel loaders are working machines used in e.g. load and carry operations, construction work, timber yards and snow plowing. The master thesis’ purpose was to design an ergonomically optimized single lever concept that will be used to maneuver the machine. The thesis consists of an investigation of the work environment of wheel loader operators where both physical and cognitive ergonomic analyses were performed resulting in needs and guidelines used when developing the concept. Several iterations were made during the concept development phase using sketches, physical mock-ups and finally a functional prototype that were tested in a real wheel loader. The final result is a single lever concept adapted for wheel loader usage that solves the main identified economical issues and meets the market's demands.

Kategori Presentation studentarbeten
Föreläsare Sara Alpsten och Henrik Eklund
Arrangör Product and Production Development
Tid 2012-03-30 12:00
Sluttid 2012-03-30 13:30
Plats Hörsal A4H, Sven Hultins gata 6
Campus Johanneberg
Kontaktuppgifter
Anna-Lisa Osvalder
Design & Human Factors
+46 31 772 36 43
Uppdaterad: 06 mars 2012
Ansvarig för sidan: Lena Bendrioua

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