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Bay Optical Instrument
is a leading innovator in the development of microscope ergonomics. 

Established in 1983, Bay Optical Instrument is the inventor of the ErgoAdapter(TM) a workplace-inspired device that has revolutionized the use of stereomicroscopes in laboratories and manufacturing facilities across the United States.

Bay Optical designers bring more than 20 years of on-site experience with microscopes and applied optics to product development. Actively involved in microscope ergonomics in the industrial, medical and education sectors for more than a decade, they have developed high quality technologies that directly address real workplace problems. In fact, years of industrial usage by technicians in major corporations such as Boeing Aerospace, Hewlett­Packard and IBM have significantly reduced cumulative stress disorders and set new standards for company ergonomic programs.

     

 

 

 Ergonomics is a Business Imperative

 

Failure to accommodate employee physical differences in workstation and equipment design costs U.S. industry billions of dollars each year in lost productivity and litigation expenses. Moreover, federal government statistics show that workers' compensation costs rose 200% from 1981 to 1991. Once considered a luxury, ergonomics have become an essential item in organization budgets.

Bay Optical Instrument can help you minimize problems and illnesses caused by inadequate workstation ergonomics.

     
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  • Employees often rotate through microscope workstations. It is difficult to adjust workstations and equipment for each individual.
  • Many of the devices currently on the market are expensive and do not effectively respond to the diverse physical requirements of their users.
  • Even if equipment is adjustable, employees often will not make the effort if the mechanism isn't easy to use.
  • The result: declining productivity, risk of cumulative stress and ultimately, reduced profits.
   

   Bay Optical Instrument offers a line of products
that adapt the microscope to the operator and workstation,
rather than forcing the operator and workstation
to adapt to the microscope.

     
     
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  • Bay Optical products are the result of years of customer input and industrial usage.
  • Bay Optical products enhance the modularity already built into quality microscopes and can be easily adjusted to accommodate different torsos.
  • Bay Optical products allow operators to sit erect, in a good ergonomic neutral posture, and reduce neck flexion.
     

 

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Products Inspired by the Workplace
Superior Ergonomic Solutions at an Affordable Price

  Designed for use with quality microscopes, the ErgoAdapter, Extended Eyetube Binocular, Optical Wedges and other products can be used either singly or in combination for even greater workstation flexibility and ergonomic effectiveness. No other products offer so many benefits:
   
  • Enhanced user comfort
  • Reduced employee fatigue and cumulative stress
  • Easy to use and maintenance free
  • Improved productivity and morale
  • Increased profitability
  • Superb quality at half the price
     

     
   

A New Standard in Ergonomic Design

 

The innovative products of Bay Optical Instrument are setting new workplace standards for ergonomic design. Sturdy and made of the highest quality materials, these tools equip managers to take a pro-active approach to workplace health and safety. And for businesses with special or unique workstation needs, Bay Optical Instrument offers custom design services.

Bay Optical products are manufactured in the U. S. and come with a two-year warranty.

To learn more about improving the ergonomics of your microscope workstations, or to place an order, call us today. Remember: ergonomics is a business imperative.

     

 

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.Highly flexible, the ErgoAdapter allows technicians to vary a microscope's height on demand. W ith just a simple twist of the locking knob, technicians can change the height by as much as four inches without changing the viewing angle. Plus, the ErgoAdapter can be rotated 180 degrees for right- or left-hand operation.

 

   

 
  Bay Optical's Extended Eyetube Binocular enables operators to comfortably move back from their work while enjoying a more supported, neutral posture. And the optical and mechanical modifications increase the magnification, which is particularly useful in situations where operators wish to use long working distance objective lenses
       

Easy to install, Optical Wedges allow operators to customize the viewing angle of the binocular tube, reducing neck flexion and increasing comfort and support. Additionally, operators can rotate the wedges 180º for further angle options.

 

 

 

   
  Highly flexible, the ErgoAdapter for Nikon allows technicians to vary a microscope's height on demand. W ith just a simple twist of the locking knob, technicians can change the height by as much as four inches without changing the viewing angle. Plus, the ErgoAdapter for Nikon can be rotated 180 degrees for right- or left-hand operation.

 
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