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EksoZeroG2021-02-10T18:00:20+00:00

Work without the weight — EksoZeroG

The U.S. spends $21 billion per year on workplace-related injuries that drain productivity. Construction workers are five times more likely to report poor health. 20% of construction workers report severe pain. Much of this is due to fatigue and injuries due to repetitive motions and overhead tasks on the job site, though workers on these sites can sometimes experience serious spinal cord injury as well. ZeroG helps ease the physical burden on construction and demolition workers. With Ekso Bionics’ innovative exoskeleton technology, your workers now have quality of life improvements helping them complete heavy hand tool tasks with less fatigue, better workmanship, and fewer workplace injuries.

Easing the burden with EksoZeroG.

EksoZeroG is a mechanical arm that holds heavy tools on aerial work platforms and scaffolding. This spring-loaded robot arm transfers the weight of heavy tools to its base and then into the ground, giving your heavy tools the feel of true weightlessness. This lift assistance saves your worker’s arms from the physical toll of heavy lifting, so they can keep their endurance for what’s really important—the precise use of your tools. Whether your workers are using a grinder, installing bolts with a large drill, or operating an impact wrench, this device improves safety, reduces inaccuracy, and boosts employee morale. The unit can be mounted in less than a minute, and the stand maneuvers easily, making large jobs much simpler.

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COMPATIBILITY

Integrating seamlessly into your workforce.

The EksoZeroG robot arm helps ease the physical burden on construction and demolition workers, enabling workers to maneuver tools and other objects as if they’re weightless. It mounts to aerial work platforms, like scissor lifts and standard scaffolding.

EksoZeroG is compatible with any tool weighing up to 42 lbs that can safely mount to the end of its arm, like rivet busters, chipping/demo hammers, rotary hammers, impact wrenches, and grinders. Many of these are attached with a sling, but large grinders can also be easily attached using the ring gimbal.

Here are the approved AWP model requirements:

Once we incorporated Ekso in our production process, we saw an immediate reduction in employee complaints and we saw a 25% reduction in worker breaks. Our employee turnover has been reduced to zero for this process in the four months since the implementation of the product. We found that we increased our throughput by 25% while reallocating employee labor to other departments.

Juan Manuel Estrada
Operational Excellence Engineer, Forterra

“Using Ekso, the pain immediately alleviated. Not having to fight the weight of the tool was unreal.”

Tatiana Aguirre
Former Construction Worker

“When they brought Ekso out, they absolutely stunned our office. Our productivity went up about 200%, almost 300%.”

Steve Brown
Carpenter, 971 Reno Carpenters Union

Ekso Zerog FAQs

Can I mount EksoZeroG to something other than an AWP or scaffold? (Ex: to a rolling cart or to an operator)2021-03-09T17:20:10+00:00

At this time, EksoZeroG is designed to mount only to AWPs and scaffolds. However, we are always exploring new applications and looking for widespread ergonomic problems that require an exoskeleton-type solution. If you have ideas for other ways you would like to be able to use EksoZeroG, please contact us to tell us about your application.

What weight payload can EksoZeroG support?2021-03-09T17:24:34+00:00

EksoZeroG provides up to 36.0 lb. (16.3 kg) of lift force for heavy tools. This means payloads weighing up to 36 lb. (including the tool holder, the tool, and the tool steel) will feel weightless and can be moved effortlessly around the work area. ZeroG can safely support heavier loads up to 42.0 lb. (19.1 kg) but since only 36 lb. of lift is provided, heavier tools will not feel completely weightless.

What tools are compatible with EksoZeroG?2021-03-09T17:23:27+00:00

EksoZeroG works with any tool up to 42.0 lb. (19.1 kg) that an operator can safely mount to the end of the ZeroG arm. Many tools are attached using a sling. The most common tools include rivet busters, chipping/demo hammers, rotary hammers and impact wrenches. ZeroG also works well with large grinders which can be easily attached using the ring gimbal to make large grinding jobs much easier by eliminating the weight of the tool. Check out the resources section of our website for easy “how-to” videos to learn how to attach the most common tools.

Where do I mount EksoZeroG?2021-03-09T17:22:21+00:00

EksoZeroG is designed to mount both to aerial work platforms (AWPs) like scissor lifts and to standard scaffold railing. There are two different mounts for ZeroG, aerial & scaffold, which can be ordered or rented depending on your specific application. ZeroG can be mounted to either location in less than a minute. Check out the resources section of our website for easy “how-to” videos to learn how to mount your ZeroG.

What maintenance is required for EksoZeroG?2021-03-09T17:21:01+00:00

EksoZeroG is designed to require minimal maintenance to keep it in good working order.  The bearings are sealed so no greasing is required.  The most important step in caring for your ZeroG is keeping it clean and ensuring the moving parts are kept clear of debris.  The recommended maintenance/cleaning schedule and instructions are included in the Operator Manual.

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Ready For Your Workforce To Work Safer and Smarter?

EksoZeroG combined with the EVO EksoVest can equip your entire team from assembly line workers on the manufacturing floor to construction site workers at all of your locations. EVO is a durable upper body wearable technology designed based on feedback from the Ford Motor Company and other industry leaders who used the original EksoVest. As the next step in the evolution of this robot wearable, the EVO vest is able to improve human capabilities by providing support to the waist, spine, shoulders, and arms of workers to provide a lightweight balance system and assist with a wide variety of industrial uses.

The EVO industrial exoskeleton is a great tool for improving your worker's productivity at construction sites as well as for assembly improvements. The Ford group, for example, used vests in their vehicle assembly process to provide dynamic body-weight support, which helped workers perform overhead work, which requires a potentially painful motion like reaching toward the ceiling, with ease. A great example of this was helping workers install fuel filters on new vehicle models at a faster rate with no overexertion and greatly reduced discomfort. Construction and auto assembly are each tough jobs, and any work requiring employees to consistently reach and lift above chest height is a significant risk for injuries. EVO and EksoZeroG don't just help with the physical workload, either. They also help prevent workers from becoming overheated thanks to the airflow enabled by the new EVO model. Combined, these two devices make intense labor affairs far more bearable.

Are you interested in learning more about EksoZeroG? Speak to one of our EksoWorks sales experts and experience a product demo or buy yours online now.

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