Assessment

Enter your values in the fields below. CLAM will calculate the cognitive load of your workstation. Each field is preceeded with a short instruction.

For instructions on assessment, press the green heading for each factor.

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The saturation of a work station is related to the particular balance of the assembly tasks. Actual work operations can rarely occupy 100% of the available time and the saturation assessment indicates how much of the available time is occupied by work tasks.


The variant flora is relevant to manufacturing organizations running a mixed mode assembly flow. A flow where volume and variant products are assembled intermixed and not according to a batching strategy. A variant is defined as product or process variation from the most common type of product.


The level of difficulty should be assessed on the entire station and is an estimation about the required physical and mental effort to perform a task


An assessment on how much focused attention must be applied to the task and the level of "production awareness" that the worker has to muster. Largely dependent on the presence of product variants and variations in information presentation.


The difficulty of tool use should be assessed station wide based on accessibility and operation of a tool. If several tools are used, the assessment should be a mean of these. All tool and fixture use is included in this factor, i.e. Power tools, hand tools, fixtures etc.


The number of tools available and used on the work station. This factor also includes fixtures and special contraptions that are used for work. If in doubt, include anything that is handled by the worker but that is not part of the product.


The mapping of a workstation refers to the correspondence with the workstation layout to the assembly sequence. Are items and tools placed in the order that they are to be used?


Parts identification can be done in several different ways. The traditional way is through article numbers and material racks but other approaches can include kitting and alternate parts identification syntaxes.


The quality of instruction is a subjective measure that can be assessed according to several different factors. Focus on general visibility and readability of the instructions is recommended


The cost of information can be described as an assessment of how much physical or cognitive effort that is required to utilize the information.


Using poke-a-yoke solutions or constraints in assembly is a common way to reduce assembly errors. This includes designing the task and/or the product so that assembly errors cannot be made.