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item provides research material for the University of Costa Rica


item Industrietechnik is promoting the practical side of university studies – students in Costa Rica are using industrial systems from the Solingen-based company for research work in a new ergonomics laboratory. item is also involved in the planned expansion of the lab.

The University of Costa Rica has set up an ergonomics laboratory for research and teaching purposes at its San José campus and equipped it with components from the item Work Bench System, such as the height-adjustable work bench 2 F and SystemMobiles. The material was handed over by item America LLC and local item Partner ENESA Equipos Neumáticos S. A. during the university’s "Semana de la ingenieria industrial" exhibition.

The engineers of the future can now put theory into practice at a sample work bench as they carry out research into ergonomic work bench design. Their studies cover everything from adjusting working and sitting heights in line with anthropometric criteria and organising the placement of materials and tools to customising lighting systems and arranging how notices and information are presented to personnel. item Partner ENESA is also to give product presentations at the University to support the lectures and seminars that students attend.

Plans are in place to expand the lab into a centre for ergonomics and lean manufacturing, and item will be providing its Lean Production Building Kit System to support this move.

The comprehensive and modular Work Bench System from item Industrietechnik GmbH offers a versatile, fast and cost-efficient means of building production workstations in a huge variety of designs and configurations. The modules in the system boast outstanding ergonomic design and are fully compatible with other item products. What’s more, all the work benches feature continuously variable electrical height-adjustment systems so that they can always be moved to the perfect working height.

Further information about the “Semana de la ingenieria industrial” is available at: http://www.ucr.ac.cr/noticias/2013/10/04/ucr-celebra-semana-de-la-ingenieria-industrial.html

Details on the item Work Bench System can be found here: http://www.item24.de/en/products/product-catalogue/products/work-bench-system-1.html