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Ergonomic analysis of fastening vibration based on ISO Standard 5349 (2001).
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PMID:  22520174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Hand-held power tools used for fastening operations exert high dynamic forces on the operator's hand-arm, potentially causing injuries to the operator in the long run. This paper presents a study that analyzed the vibrations exerted by two hand-held power tools used for fastening operations with the operating exhibiting different postures. The two pneumatic tools, a right-angled nut-runner and an offset pistol-grip, are used to install shearing-type fasteners. A tri-axial accelerometer is used to measure the tool's vibration. The position and orientation of the transducer mounted on the tool follows the ISO-5349 Standard. The measured vibration data is used to compare the two power tools at different operating postures. The data analysis determines the number of years required to reach a 10% probability of developing finger blanching. The results indicate that the pistol-grip tool induces more vibration in the hand-arm than the right-angled nut-runner and that the vibrations exerted on the hand-arm vary for different postures.
Akul Joshi; Ming Leu; Susan Murray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-9126     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 111 Toomey Hall, 400 W, 13th ST, Rolla, MO 65409, USA.
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