German Bionic has unveiled its latest ‘Cray X’ smart exoskeleton power suit made of ultra-light, super-strong carbon fiber.
Affordable for every company – right from small trade workshops to the largest corporations, the 4th generation Cray X supports workers when lifting heavy loads of up to 28 kg by actively amplifying their movements and thus protecting the lower back from excessive strain.
It further comes with an integrated cloud interface that makes it easier to connect to the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the Smart Factory.
The new Cray X is a real game changer, says German Bionic CEO Armin G. Schmidt.
The carbon fiber frame not only makes the exoskeleton much stronger, but also considerably lighter.
It could thus help companies save costs by significantly reducing the risk of injury and the associated expenses of employee absenteeism.
“With the 4th generation of our connected Cray X robotic exoskeleton, we are once again setting the standards for the entire exoskeleton industry worldwide,” asserts Schmidt.
“Particularly system-relevant industries, such as logistics and freight, which have been under enormous pressure since the beginning of the pandemic, can now strengthen their employees backs with our new devices.”
The new exoskeleton features dual high-performance servo motors capable of offsetting weights of up to 28 kg for up to 8 hours with a single, quickly exchangeable standard battery pack.
Moreover – by means of standard Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), the Cray X can be easily connected to any Smart Factory ecosystem and thus boost productivity as well as the health and safety of its wearers.
German Bionic has also developed a novel accessory for the exoskeleton: a smart Cray Visor that allows instructions and other useful information to be displayed on the visor screen.
The wireless connection between the Cray X, the German Bionic IO cloud-based IoT suite and the Cray Visor is what makes this possible.
The visor also protects its wearers from airborne health risks – a plus when the world is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
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