International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 8 (2018) No. 4, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.8.4.3496

Work System Improvement for A Sugarcane Block Enterprise using 10 Physical Ergonomic Principles

Difana Meilani, Hilma Raimona Zadry, Dina Rahmayanti, Dendi Adi Saputra


Nagari Bukik Batabuah located in Agam, West Sumatra is one of the biggest regions which produces sugarcane block named ‘saka’. Since the taste is very sweet and delicious, the demand for it is high. Unfortunately, the processing of saka sugarcane was not supported by good facilities and infrastructure. Therefore, the ten physical ergonomic principles were applied in sugar mill workstation, boiling workstation, and saka molding workstation for improvement. It is found out that all the workstations need to have more working facilities. In miling workstation; ergonomic chairs and stacks cane container are designed. Furthermore, an ergonomic cane grinding machine is also proposed in the milling workstation. Meanwhile in boiling workstation; cane stirrer, a small stool, and windows are designed. Gloves, lights, tools for hanging the working facilities are also proposed.  For molding workstation, a laying cane, a small stool, and saka pouring are designed.


Work system; Sugarcane; Ergonomic; Small and Medium Enterprise.

Viewed: 19 times (since Sept 4, 2017)

cite this paper