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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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.