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Ekso Bionics Background
Ekso Bionics has spent several years designing and perfecting a range of ergonomic tool arms which are used to weightlessly manoeuvre heavy tools. These arms rely on spring tension and innovative design to balance the weight of tools used in drilling, sanding, riveting and many other applications. The Ekso Bionics Zero G arms are designed to hold loads of up to 19kg and fully balance the weight thus allowing the user to freely, safely and accurately manoeuvre the load in any direction without injury or fatigue.
The ergonomic tool arms have a variety of mounting options to suit the application including portable gantry’s, carts, jib arms, and linear rail. These systems require very little maintenance, no expensive inputs like electricity or compressed air, and have already been successfully used in a variety of industries from aerospace and defence to automotive manufacturing.
- Payback of less than a year
ROI of 100%
Less than 30 min of operator training required to achieve competency
No expensive inputs such as electricity or air required
Very minimal maintenance
Modular design for flexibility
13 different mobile and fixed mounting options
4 different arm configurations
There are several mounting options fro the Zero G ergonomic tool arms from ground based trolleys, to gantry mounts, jib crane mounts, linear rail and bench top mounting.
The Zero G ergonomic tool arm is used extensively in the aerospace,construction, mining and ship building industries in a range of roles. The weight balancing aspect of the Equipois Zero G system allows workers to grind, drill, chip surfaces easily for long periods of time even if the surface is in an overhead orientation.
Current users of the Equipois Zero G system include Airbus, Boeing, General Electric, BHP Billiton, Gammon Construction, Lockheed Martin, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Caterpillar, John Deere, Bradken and many more.
Source: Sigma Ergonomics https://www.sigmaergonomics.com/products/zero-g/
Ekso Bionics Gravity Balancing Arm in action at a Toyota manufacturing plant: