Exoskeletal arm support reduces risk
The X-Ar is an exoskeletal arm support designed to provide additional support for difficult manual tasks.
The X-Ar is an exoskeletal arm that attaches to your arm and provides dynamic support throughout your natural range of motion. X-Ar can bear the weight of the user's arm and small objects being held while at the same time preserving freedom of movement, which reduces fatigue and discomfort.
X-Ar is designed to assist with a wide range of activities where people work with their arms outstretched, from assembly operations in factories to laboratory tasks to office work.
Applications where the X-Ar can be used include welding, electronics assembly, painting and light manufacturing and assembly.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey