German Bionic, leader in the development of robotic exoskeletons, has unveiled the latest generation of its smart power suit. Made of ultra-light carbon fibre, the fourth generation Cray X supports workers when lifting heavy loads of up to 28 kilograms by actively amplifying their movements and thus protecting the lower back from excessive strain.
With its integrated cloud interface, it easily connects to the industrial Internet of Things and the Smart Factory. The flexible Robotics-as-a-Service pricing model makes the Cray X affordable for every company, from small trade workshops to the largest corporations. By deploying the Cray X, companies also 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,” says Armin G Schmidt, CEO of German Bionic. “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.”
Four Cray X is lighter, smarter, more powerful and flexibly financeable. Carbon fibre is widely known from its use for high-tech applications in the aerospace industry and Formula 1 racing. It is significantly stronger than steel yet is just a fraction of its weight. With the introduction of this cutting-edge material to the production process of the all-new Cray X, it is now not only much stronger, but also considerably lighter.
The Cray X provides much more than just powerful lifting support. Automatic OTA software updates and predictive maintenance ensure maximum availability. By means of standard APIs the intelligent power suit can be easily connected to any Smart Factory ecosystem and thus helps to boost productivity as well as the health and safety.
With its dual high-performance servo motors capable of offsetting weights of up to 28 kilograms, the new Cray X actively supports the lifting of heavy loads – for up to eight hours with a single, quickly exchangeable standard battery pack.