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Ergonomic Operational Working Aspects of Forest Machines

Author(s): Jiří Dvořák, Ján Kováč, Jozef Krilek

Book Description

Ergonomic forestry issues are extremely complex and multifaceted. The central questions in the ergonomics of forestry machines must also be applied in their development, design and construction processes. As such, it is essential to devote thorough attention to this issue and to carry out detailed analyses of all factors in order to determine the criteria and parameters of the optimal solution of the working conditions to create the relevant standards and regulations.

This book is focused on the work of chainsaws and harvester technologies, as well as the suitable choice of work conditions regarding the ergonomic aspects of the whole cutting process by these machines. It deals with technical descriptions and provides an analysis of the technological techniques of the production process. The book also outlines the possibilities of field deployment of such machinery and investigates the workload of harvester and forwarder operators.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4105-4
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4105-3
Date of Publication: 01/01/2020
Pages / Size: 178 / A5
Price: £58.99
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Biography

Ján Kováč is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Technology at the Faculty of Environmental and Manufacturing Technology at the Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia. His pedagogical and scientific activity is focused on cross-sectional wood cutting and delimbing processes, the basics of forest technologies, forest cutting machines and chainsaws, and transportation mechanisms.

Jiří Dvořák is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Processing in Prague, the Czech Republic. His pedagogical and scientific activity is focused on forest mechanization, cutting and transportation technologies, ergonomics and work hygiene, forest production, and technology.

Jozef Krilek is an Associate Professor of Mechanization of Agricultural and Forest Production in the Department of Environmental and Forest Technology at the Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia. His pedagogical and scientific activity focuses on cross-sectional wood cutting and biomass processing, machines for cultivation and protection of forests, experimental methods and testing machines, and metrology in the machinery industry, amongst others.

Pavel Beňo is an Associate Professor of Production Technology at the Faculty of Environmental and Manufacturing Technology at the Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia, where he is also the Dean of Development, Foreign Affairs and Economic Activity. His pedagogical and scientific activity is focused on construction machines, machine parts, and professional CAD programmes.