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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
Independent Test Results - We used a variety of tests to compare the ergonomic benefits of our tools against the competition

EK425LX/EK628LX 6-Ton Crimper

Rated best 6-Ton crimper overall in eight performance categories
  • Ergonomic In-Line design provides reach to help get into hard to reach spaces protecting body contusion
  • Improved Grip eliminates unnecessary strain


12-Ton Crimper
12-Ton Crimper
Independent Test Results We used a variety of tests to compare the ergonomic benefits of our tools against the competition.

EK1240LX 12-Ton Crimper

Rated highest for force/effort; Found best for ease of use among 12-Ton Crimpers
  • Less muscle activation in shoulders and arms
  • Higher rated grip with industry-leading single trigger design
ACSR Cutter
ACSR Cutter
Independent Test Results - We used a variety of tests to compare the ergonomic benefits of our tools against the competition.

ESG45LX- ACSR Cutter
  • In-line design keeps tool lighter than the competition
  • Decreased effort and strain lower risk of injuries
  • Lower amount of energy expended (Vo2) translates to more energy to get the job done
CU/AL Cable Cutter
CU/AL Cable Cutter
Independent Test Results - We used a variety of tests to compare the ergonomic benefits of our tools against the competition.

ESC35LX Cu/Al Cable Cutter

  • Lower muscle activation: decreases risk of injury
  • Improved grip: eliminates unnecessary strain
  • Upgraded trigger design: cuts down on muscle fatigue
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.