Work Stations

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ergonomics@work!® (work station systems)

Sophisticated workstation solutions with ergonomics@work!®

SSI SCHAEFER has long understood the fundamental importance of ergonomics. The famous “SCHAEFER box”, our storage fix box, is the result of sophisticated ergonomic design. SSI SCHAEFER now offers the broadest and most advanced portfolio of ergonomic work stations for storage and operation.

Even in times of state-of-the-art warehouse automation, human performance remains the factor that determines quality, throughput, and delivery times. Employees perform key tasks in the value chain in the warehouse, at the production facility, and in the office.

As a provider of logistics solutions, SSI SCHAEFER has been a pioneer in ergonomic work stations. ergonomics@work!® was developed as a part of a concept for creating work stations designed to enhance productivity and reduce physical strain. This concept has become an integral part of all SSI SCHAEFER products.

Our concept also includes:

  • Energy-saving materials flow

  • Optimum layout of control elements and displays

  • Clear, simple, and logical user guidance

  • Natural, skin-friendly, and yet robust materials

  • Low-noise operation

  • Integrated fault detection and support for false rectification

We analyze the work processes in advance. In this process, we record manual activities with more than 30 individual procedural steps, for example. This data forms the foundation of the optimum ergonomic solution.

Sophisticated work station solutions with ergonomics@work!®

With ergonomics@work!® , SSI SCHAEFER pursues four goals within the various product groups:

  • Transporting loads either horizontally only or downward by gravity. This is ergonomic and protects both the back and joints.

  • Avoid unnecessary movements. The work station is designed around the employee. Minimizing movements can reduce time for individual steps and increase efficiency.

  • Clearly designed work station with simple user guidance. This focuses the attention of the employee on each individual step. Adding light sensors and software-based systems further improves quality.

  • The designs and materials are selected to enhance concentration, to enable freedom of movement, and to prevent injuries. We round out the individual elements as needed and manufacture contact surfaces out of wood.

Our Get and Pick Station is one of many good examples of the successful implementation of these objectives. The ergonomic design delivers a quality improvement of up to 300%.

  • Various table and tabletop systems along with lifting tables

  • Work chairs

  • Module work benches, system assemblies, rear wall systems, roller containers

  • Containers (matching the table systems)

  • ESD accessories

  • pick@work

  • Transport systems for containers and cartons such as the WEASEL®

  • SSI LOGIMAT® storage lift

  • FT-SLC silent conveyor systems

SSI SCHAEFER’s ergonomics@work!® not only benefits your company but also your employees and customers.

Benefits for your employees
Improved motivation, better working atmosphere. Unnecessary effort, health damage, and possible symptoms of fatigue are prevented by adapting the work station to your employees. The same applies to the procedures.

Benefits for your employees
Faster processing and fewer errors by optimizing the work stations, especially for incoming goods.

Benefits for your company
Your costs are reduced, downtime and errors are minimized. In contrast, the employees’ productivity increases as a result of fewer symptoms of fatigue, for example.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Improved productivity and quality

  • Reduced physical strain, enhanced sense of well-being for employees

  • Proven practicality

  • Significant cost benefits

  • Reduces unproductive activities

  • Reduces the number of errors

  • Reduced cycle times

  • Prevents health damage

  • Minimizes illness/health problems.


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