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What is the Ergolab?
What is the Ergolab?
Greenlee’s ErgoLab is our in-house, industry first, ergonomics testing lab. It compares our tools to the competition and is an integral part of our design process for new user-centered tools. Our ErgoLab also travels throughout North America bringing innovation and safety info to Greenlee customers.
Why Greenlee?
Why Greenlee?
The ErgoLab partnered with Iowa State University’s ATHENA lab, a premier engineering and scientific leader in ergonomic testing. Together we tested some of our Gator tools against the competition.
6-Ton Crimper
6-Ton Crimper
Greenlee EK425LX/EK628LX

Rated Best 6-Ton Crimper Overall from an Eight Category Performance Test

Benefits
  • Ergonomic in-line design provides reach to help get into hard-to-reach spaces protecting body contusion
  • Improved grip helps eliminates unnecessary strain which leads to unnecessary fatigue

Explore the independent test results for yourself:
12-Ton Crimper
12-Ton Crimper
Greenlee EK1240LX

Rated highest for force/effort; Found best for ease of use among 12-Ton Crimpers

Benefits
  • Less muscle activation in shoulders and arms
  • Higher rated grip with industry-leading single trigger design
Explore the independent test results for yourself:
ACSR Cutter
ACSR Cutter
Greenlee ESG45LX

Lighter and Less Energy Required Than the Tested Competition

Benefits:
• Use requires less effort and strain
• Lower amount of energy expended (Vo2) translates to getting in one more job before calling it a day

Explore the independent test results for yourself:
CU/AL Cable Cutter
CU/AL Cable Cutter
Greenlee ESC35LX

Lower Muscle activation: Decreases risk of injury

Benefits:
  • Improved grip fits comfortably while helping to eliminate unnecessary strain
  • Upgraded trigger design cuts down on muscle fatigue and leads to increased productivity
Explore the independent test results for yourself:
EK50ML Crimping Tool
EK50ML Crimping Tool
ErgoLab Test Study - Greenlee’s ErgoLab performs extensive ergonomic testing on our products and compares them to the industry standard.

EK50ML Micro Battery Powered Crimping Tool
  • 65% faster crimping cycle compared to ratcheting tool
  • 76% less total muscle effort used during crimp cycle
  • 90% hand force reduction
ESR1000LX Cable Cutter
ESR1000LX Cable Cutter
ErgoLab Test Study - Greenlee’s ErgoLab performs extensive ergonomic testing on our products and compares them to the industry standard.

ESR1000LX Cable Cutter
  • 17% less muscle activation than the competitive models
  • Produces less wrist torque than the competitor’s tool as a result of our innovative blade design
  • Produces less muscle strain, which leads to more energy and productivity as well as reduced risk of injuries
K09-Syncro
K09-Syncro
ErgoLab Test Study - Greenlee’s ErgoLab performs extensive ergonomic testing on our products and compares them to the industry standard.

K09-Syncro
  • Requires 35% less muscle effort than the competitor’s tool
  • The K09 will keep the worker performing at peak capacity for longer periods of time by reducing fatigue
  • The quick-change built-in die is a great time-saving measure and eliminates the need to handle loose parts
GTSD-1930 Saber Stripper
GTSD-1930 Saber Stripper
ErgoLab Test Study - Greenlee’s ErgoLab performs extensive ergonomic testing on our products and compares them to the industry standard.

GTSD-1930 Saber Drill Mounted Stripping Tool

  • Faster than a manual stripper
  • Eliminates repetitive movement of the forearm
  • Spring-loaded retention pin for quick bushing attachments
Must Read Articles
Five Steps to Improve Productivity and Morale” by Jacob Thomas, in IEC’s Insights Magazine, Dec 2017: This article explores some of the ways ergonomics can boost productivity and improve worker morale.

Get a Grip: Tool Ergonomics” By Jeff Griffin, in Electrical Contractor magazine, May 2018: This article explores the basics of ergonomics and how various tool companies, including Greenlee, are making tools to address your ergonomic needs.

Improve Safety and the Bottom Line With Ergonomics” by Jacob Thomas, in Construction Executive, Nov 2017: This article looks at the costs associated with injuries that result from poor ergonomics and the cumulative damage done to workers.