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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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.