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A Novel Workstation with a universal rack cabin

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237082D
Publication Date: 2014-May-30
Document File: 7 page(s) / 233K

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Sampathkumar K: INVENTOR

Abstract

The present invention discloses a novel workstation which is modular, more safe, comfortable and convenient to use, portable, economic (in respect of cost and space), and capable of accommodating equipment of various configuration.

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A Novel Workstation with a universal rack cabin

Introduction

In today‚Äôs workplace, work stations have become a part and parcel of daily life and are used by a multitude of operators/users in carrying out their day to day activities such as testing, designing, etc. Among workstations, the most commonly used work stations are the wooden work tables which are frequently seen in control rooms, testing environments, data centers, etc. The wooden work table includes various types of racks which are used for mounting testing components, computing equipment and the like. However, the wooden worktables do not present an optimal working platform as they suffer from numerous limitations as mentioned below.

The first and foremost limitation of wooden worktables is that they are not ergonomic. Upon working for long hours on the wooden worktables, the operator/user can experience severe discomfort. As the lower segment of the wooden work tables includes a wooden panel often used for keeping computer equipment such as cabinets, printers, UPS devices etc., the operator is unable to stretch his/her legs and is therefore forced to sit a somewhat crouched fashion. Moreover, the table height of these wooden tables are either too high which can cause neck pain to the operator, or too low which results in insufficient hand elbow rest for the operator. These inappropriate dimensions result in OHSAS non-conformance. Further, the wooden work tables allow for only two operators to sit at a single work table

Additionally, there is not provision in the wooden work tables for positioning the wires and cables that are used for connecting the testing/computing equipment. Due to this, the wires and cables often remain dangling outside. These dangling wires represent a potential safety issue as there is the possibility that the operator may get tangled while moving around the work table. Further, such dangling wires are aesthetically unpleasant. Additionally, the wooden work tables include racks of different size and shapes. The dimensions of these racks are fixed and therefore they are very difficult to maintain and service.

Moreover, the wooden work tables do not allow the operator to keep a lot of equipment next to his terminal. For example, in a control room the control /operator work table is in one room while the corresponding controllers and input-output racks are kept in a different room. Therefore, while troubleshooting the operator is forced to walk to and fro between the two rooms. This method of working is often inconvenient and time consuming. Additionally, these wooden work tables take up a lot of space.

Therefore, in light of the limitations mentioned above, there is a need for a work station that overcomes the abovementioned limitations.

Present invention: Novel workstation with a universal rack

The present invention discloses a novel workstation which is modular, more safe, comfortable and convenient to use, portable, economic (in respect of cost and space...