No more carpal tunnel inflammation for workers using a latex sprayer
23 July 2020
Workers of a Company that manufactures mattresses were suffering from carpal tunnel inflammation due to the effort for pulling the latex sprayer downwards and keeping it from jerking upward; this is a task that has to be carried out often every day so the problem was getting very serious.
They needed a lift assist device that balances the weight of the latex sprayer, but a traditional pneumatically controlled manipulator could not completely eliminate the inertia force that makes the handling of the latex sprayer difficult. The pneumatic control of the pneumatic manipulators, in fact, does not allow the reaction to the worker’s intention in real-time.
This is why they opted for an electronically controlled INDEVA manipulator
An INDEVA manipulator is truly auto-weight sense and auto-balancing. The reaction to the worker’s intention is in real-time thanks to the electronic control and advanced technology by INDEVA that makes our manipulators real user friendly and as a human arm extension.
The workers off this Company now can use the latex sprayer more quickly and precisely than before, yet with no effort. Their health issues are gone and the overall productivity of this work cycle has significantly increased.