MAD Mumblings MAD Mumblings
Extending MAD Magazine's presence on the World Wide Web.
 
Home :: Forum :: Gallery :: FAQ :: Search :: Memberlist :: Usergroups :: Register

Ford, Ekso team up for 'bionic' auto workers

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MAD Mumblings Forum Index -> The Morning Trash Heap.
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
MinervaDoe
Forum Whore


Joined: 02 May 2006
Posts: 3026
Location: On the fence

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Ford, Ekso team up for 'bionic' auto workers Reply with quote

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-ekso-workers/ford-ekso-team-up-for-bionic-auto-workers-idUSKBN1D93B0


Quote:
Paul “Woody” Collins, 51, a worker at Ford’s Wayne plant, has been at the automaker for 23 years and has worn an EksoVest since May. He attaches bolts and parts to the undersides of Ford Focus and C-Max models, raising his hands above his head around 1 million times a year.


Quote:
The four EksoVests were paid for by the United Auto Workers union, which represents hourly workers at Ford, and the automaker plans tests for the exoskeleton in other regions including Europe and South America. The cost of the exoskeletons, which were developed as part of a partnership between Ford and Ekso, was undisclosed.

Two workers at each of the company’s Wayne and Flat Rock factories have been testing the exoskeletons since May.

The lightweight vest supports workers while they perform overhead tasks, providing lift assistance of up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg) per arm through a mechanical actuator that uses torque to take the stress off a worker’s shoulders.

_________________
Groucho Marx wrote:
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MAD Mumblings Forum Index -> The Morning Trash Heap. All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum



Admin Contact: Webcrawler | phpBB 2.0.11
All forum comments are owned by whoever posted them. All images hotlinked or uploaded to this site are property of their respective owners.