The Products and Work Systems Laboratory maintains measurement laboratories covering a variety of specialist disciplines. These laboratories are located in a separate wing known as the "Technikum" and, in collaboration with the other specialist units of Division 2, are used to conduct experimental analyses in the fields of ergonomics, optical radiation, acoustics and new technologies.
Specifically, the laboratory rooms include two walk-in climate chambers with temperature and humidity control that can be operated over a temperature range of 30°C to +80°C, as well as three anechoic chambers for acoustic emission and noise prediction measurements (the largest of which measures 140 m²). The laboratory equipment includes a double monochromator and a dual-beam transmission tester for optical radiation, industrial robots and measuring systems for posture analysis. Furthermore, the laboratory area also features workshops for electrotechnical and mechanical work, where experimental setups are created for project work and which can be used for the training of physics laboratory technicians.
Measurements conducted in the laboratory include:
The range of tasks includes:
Current research and development focuses:
1 Ensuring the safe use of chemicals and products
2 Adapting working conditions to the needs of humans