Aluminum Smelter Crane Cab Seats

Back injuries from a constant vertical impact

Problem

Back injuries from constant vertical pounding from severe vertical impact during aluminum pot breaking. Resulting in workers unable to continue machine operation.

Issue

A wide diversity in physical attributes of the crew

Electrical maintenance accessibility required – the ability to remove the seat within 1 minute

Solution

Developed a custom seat with replaceable inserts / bolsters enabling custom fit for each worker and body size.

Result

Safer machine operation – less trigger for potential injury and complete crane fleet replacement program over time.