Ergonomisches Design

Header Forschungsschwerpunkt Produktergonomie

Integration of the Ergonomic Design of Machine Tools into Practice


The European machine tool industry accounts for over 50% of world production and employs more than 150,000 people in more than 1,400 companies. In recent years, the production of machine tools from Asia has become a serious competitor for the European sector. Technically sophisticated, flexible and precise machines pose a possible answer to this and to the growing demands of users on modern and innovative equipment. Ergonomic criteria in the design of machine tools are central to the innovation strategy, as the ergonomic design can significantly improve the operation by the users and increase the quality of the product or the productive process.

Target Groups

  • Manufacturers of machines and tools, controls, displays, etc.
  • Industrial Engineers and Industrial Designers (Professionals and Students)
  • Specialists for the construction and design of work environments
  • Occupational safety technicians


  • Chapter 1 – General Ergonomic Requirements. Principles of Design
  • Chapter 2 – Anthropometric Criteria
  • Chapter 3 – Ergonomic Design and Tools
  • Chapter 4 – Ergonomic Design of Controls, Displays and Information Transfer
  • Chapter 5 – Work Environment: Lighting, Colour, Temperature, Etc.
  • Chapter 6 – Design for Targeted Groups: The Disabled, the Elderly, Pregnant Workers, Etc.