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Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention,
sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.
-Will Foster, Corporate Executive

Ergonomics

Definition of Ergonomics: “Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements and its cognitive abilities.”

Here at Gryphon Industries ergonomics is employed to fulfill the two goals of health and productivity. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and lead to long term disability.

All Gryphon Book Trucks are designed with the “fit” between user, equipment and their environments. To assess the fit between a person and the used technology, Gryphon Book truck designers considered the job (activity) being done and the demands on the user; the equipment used (its size, shape and how appropriate it is for the task), and the information used (how it is presented, accessed and changed). Ergonomics draws on many disciplines in its study of humans and their environments, including anthropometry, biomechanics, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, industrial design, information design, kinesiology, physiology and psychology.

  Here's what some of our customers have to say about the Gryphon Book Truck......


HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

"....I must tell you, that I am not the sort of librarian that normally gets overly excited about new library equipment.  But this booktruck is an exceptional product...."

Caroline M. Kent, Head of Research Services, Widener Library, Harvard University.

 



AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
Worchester, Massachusetts, USA.

".....The Gryphon truck appears durable, and is sturdy and strong enough to hold as many bound newspaper volumes as we wish to place on it (and can then push).  Also, with its six wheels, the truck is more maneuverable and better balanced than one with the traditional four wheels.  For all of the above reasons, I am pleased to report that our acquisition of the Gryphon truck has proven to be an unqualified success.  We are delighted indeed with its performance to date."

Dennis R. Laurie, Assistant to the Curator of Newspapers and Periodicals

 

GUELPH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Guelph, Ontario, Canada


“…..Your book carts are the finest I have ever used and I have been working in libraries since September 1961…..”


Norman C. Mcleod, Chief Librarian, Guelph Public Library

 

 

GUELPH-WELLINGTON WOMEN IN CRISIS
Guelph, Ontario, Canada


“….The Gryphon book cart is wonderful, feels like the Cadillac of book carts……”


Carolyn Bethley, Administrative Assistant, Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

 

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

“…….since you guys build such great book trucks, we never need to replace them.….”

Thomas Moothart, Assistant Dean for Resource Delivery Services, Colorado State University Libraries.

 

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL, COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Elk Grove, California, USA


“….Your book trucks have been able to withstand very heavy loads of textbooks and have not required any mending. Other carts have been sent to our welding classes and have required reinforcements…..”


Joanne Lew, Teacher Librarian, Franklin High School