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This is what ‘s happening at the Goodyear facilities!!!

Goodyear has purchased different industrial manipulators INDEVA® during the past 10 years.

Having to handle reels within quick and repetitive work cycles, they have chosen the evoluted electronic control manipulators INDEVA®;

the INDEVA®, in fact, are Intelligent Assist Devices; they are based on a mechatronic technology that, thanks to sensors, controls and servo assisted motors, endows the system of great responsiveness, providing important advantages: the INDEVA® allow operators to handle and position any load with much more precision, speed and ease, thus increasing productivity significantly. They contain the controls and the technology required to assist the worker in a way that the device operates as an extension of the worker’s arm.

Mr. Glenn L. Washington, Ergonomics Coordinator – NAT Manufacturing Consumer at Goodyear in Fayetteville, NC – USA has recently sent the following message to our Charlotte (USA) office:

“Greetings to All;
I’m pleased to inform you that the Indeva units for the re-roll table have been released into production today and the reports are coming back very favorable. One associate stated : ” I thought I would like it but I didn’t know that I would like it this much.” Another associate stated he was going to have to pretend that he was tired when he got home so his wife wouldn’t notice it and find some things around the house for him to do. Thanks for providing real ergonomic, user friendly equipment. ”

Pictures of some INDEVAs installed at Goodyear plants: