Category "Ergonomic"

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) occurs when a simple movement is repeated again and again. Usually this is associated with work but can also affect those with hobbies or who play sports.

RSI is a very painful problem and is often difficult to treat adaquatley, expecially if the problem is caused by a work based activity. RSI usually involves the upper limbs – affecting the muscles, soft tissue and tendons. It differs from a sudden injury because it is caused by long-term strain on the muscles and that means it can cause problems for much longer.

Typical symptoms includes pain and numbness, tingling, coldness and loss of feeling – not ideal in a busy working environment such as a warehouse or packing line.

RSI costs employers almost £300 million per year in lost working time, sick pay and administration with each person taking on average 13 days off sick, resulting in over 4.7 million working days lost a year* – however RSI is usually preventable with simple measures.

Employers can make a big difference to the health of their workers while at the same time improving the productivity and profits of their business. At Acopia, we are delighted to announce an innovation for packing lines and packaging departments – a revolution in the form of ZEROTAPE, a new Packaging Tape System that was designed specifically with the user in mind.

Less Operator Strain with ZEROTAPE!

The position of the handle has been engineered to decrease the strain to the wrist. Strategically placed, the handle minimises the wrist movement and creates an all round comfortable procedure, which will help strain relief, bringing comfort for long term use and creating health benefits.

Another great feature on the handle is the ventilation holes, which decreases the amount of sweat produced – promoting less tension to the hand with less product slippage.

One of the breakthrough moments for ZEROTAPE was understanding the relationship between the core of the device and the handle. The weight distribution for the user was changed, therefore if you are using ZEROTAPE on a day to day basis the strain on the wrist is decreased vastly.

In addition to this is the added benefit that each roll is length is 160 meters – nearly 100 meters longer than standard tape lengths. This all adds up to fewer roll changes resulting in more boxes being packed each with with less operator strain!

Get you hands on ZEROTAPE with our fantastic introductory offer!

We are sure the many benefits of using ZEROTAPE are very clear and we would like to fast track your company to reduced costs, increased productivity and a happier workforce.

We are delighted to bring you a great deal on your first order of 3 cases of ZEROTAPE by including a FREE dispenser worth £22.75!

To find out more and to get your hands on a FREE dispenser – call the team now on 0845 075 6111

ZEROTAPE – changing the world of packaging.

 

For more on RSI and employer’s responsibilities:

*Chartered Society of Physiotherapy see sharp rise in RSI rates

*RSI Forced me to change occupation

It was 1924 when the very first adhesive tape was invented, followed 8 years later by the first counter top tape dispenser. It was a hefty 7 pounds in weight and 10 years later, the first hand held dispenser became available.

Though the adhesive tape itself has seen many changes in terms of size, materials and finishes, the dispenser itself has seen far fewer modifications, with the design and mechanism remaining much the same – until now that is!

Nearly 80 years on, the tape dispenser has been redefined and reimagined for the 21st Century – with the comfort and welfare of the user key to the design, as well as a focus on delivering tangible cost savings.

ZEROTAPE was born!

Marginal Gains

Sir Bradley Wiggins became the first ever British cyclist to claim the coveted Maillot Jaune.

Now here is where the inspiration comes in. His success was reportedly down to the team’s application of the theory of aggregation of marginal gains. Team Sky performance director explains it passionately as “the 1% margin for improvement in everything you do”.

The belief was that if you improved every area related to cycling by just 1% then those small gains would add up to a remarkable improvement. He was right and the subsequent success proved the theory.

The product designers at ZEROTAPE looked at where they could make those marginal gains, modifying form and function to deliver:

Improved operator comfort
Increased system performance
Reduction in weight
Reduction in noise
Optimisation of the interface between tape and cardboard box

The ZEROTAPE packing system offers a host of benefits compared to traditional tapes and dispensers:

Ergonomic

The handle is strategically positioned to minimize strain on the wrist. It is also much lighter and therefore easier to handle, reducing the risk of RSI.

Clickable Loading

No down time trying to figure out which way to fit the tape; the roll reassuringly clicks into place when loaded correctly, eliminating entry failure and saving time.

Economic

Longer rolls at 160 metres, approximatley over 100 metres longer than standard rolls, as well as being lighter and stronger.

Increased Productivity

With fewer roll changes and longer tape length – this all adds up to more boxes being packed each day. This results in year on year increased production capacity.

Take a look at this quick video to understand more about this exciting new concept:

 

 

If you would like to know more about what ZEROTAPE could do for your business, please contact the team at Acopia on 0845 075 6111 – we would love to let you know about this unique product.

Start a packing revolution in your warehouse!

 

 

 

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