Equipois’s zeroG and X-Ar products offer compelling solutions for a wide range of manufacturing processes across many industries. zeroG and X-Ar can reduce injuries and increase productivity where workers (a) operate tools that are heavy or are used in awkward positions; (b) must maneuver parts for finishing or other operations; or (c) work with their arms outstretched for extended periods.

Examples of industries where Equipois exoskeletal arms can be effective include:

Transportation equipment (trains, boats, buses…)
Construction equipment
Agricultural equipment
Assembly operations
Precision Assembly
Medical equipment manufacturing

Contact us to see if zeroG and X-Ar can meet your needs

Case Studies

Mercury Marine – Grinding

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Customer Industry/Description of Problem

Grinding and polishing of 34 lb. customer part
Most challenging operation outsourced due severity of ergonomic problems

Known Data Regarding the Application

Multiple propellers held up to grinder/polisher – part to tool
Freedom of motion is critical given that a good polish is more ‘art than science’

Solutions Considered

Various solutions considered to try to ‘hold’ the part.
Final solution incorporated specialized gimbal to hold multiple configs.

Reasons for Final Solution Selection

Gave the operator the same freedom of motion as manual operation

Customer Benefits (ROI)

Verified injury data from this application, zeroG® will 100% eliminate
Improved employee morale

Mercury Marine – Grinding

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Torque Tool Example

Customer Industry/Description of Problem

Heavy equipment manufacturer
Mounting “stirrup” bracket underneath transmission with 4 4″ long bolts

Known Data Regarding the Application

26 pound Uryu inline pulse tool in vertical orientation

Solutions Considered

Single link arm with static link due to limited vertical travel required
Ring gimbal with special mounting brackets to grab the tool

Reasons for Final Solution Selection

Cost, static location and limited tool range of motion requirement

Customer Benefits (ROI)

Injury risk avoidance