An ergonomic evaluation and assessment to improve productivity for piston assembly line

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This research is about evaluation of piston assembly work stations to increase productivity by reducing fatigue of the operator’s posture while working. Previous design of work stations found several working position of operator which often cause fatigue for the operator. Piston assembly work station consists of four work stations where each work station has a respective activity. Fatigue often occurs and is felt from the operator of the position of the current operators work because it does not conform to the ideal posture for example working positions that are less precise because of the design of work stations has not been optimal so that part of the body such as the upper arm, forearm, neck, wrists and ankles easy tired. Methods for analyzing and evaluating every movement of the body of the operator while working using Ruler Upper Rapid Assessment (RULA). Rula results show the average of each operator has a value of 4-6 where to obtain the necessary evaluation of the numbers 4-6 and an improvement plan with the redesign of work stations so hopefully with the design changes are expected posture when working operator achieve the ideal conditions and can improve productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1791-1794
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


  • Ergonomic Evaluation
  • Fatigue
  • Piston Workstation
  • Productivity
  • RULA


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