Optimizing workstations by using tools and designs to allow operators to work safer, effectively, and efficiently. Positioning arms do several jobs to optimize the workstation. The arms hold the tool at the proper hand position to reduce worker fatigue and increase comfort. With the proper tool position, operators can work more efficiently by wasting less time and movement. The exerted effort to use the tool is lowered because the positioning arm counter-balances the tool. The potential benefits with a positioning arm include reduced repetitive stress injuries, reduced operator fatigue, increased productivity, improved quality, decreased handling time, greater operator satisfaction, and lower recruitment costs.
Tools for Positioning Arms
Capabilities of positioning arms are far-ranging, they can be simple arms to help use the tool easier to fully-featured smart tool arms that can track tool position to make the assembly process is done correctly. The arms can be equipped with a DC Tool, Cordless Torque Driver, or Pulse Torque Driver. Some tools like Impact Wrenches are capable of tightening to such a degree that a worker can be injured just by using the tool. An positioning arm is used to eliminate this torque reaction by holding and positioning the Impact Wrench instead of the worker.
Downforce assist versions of the ergonomic arms are available. Downforce assist is what it says; it helps the worker put downward pressure on the tool to be able to drive a screw or bolt into place. Or thread a hole. It makes sure the correct downward force is applied and at the right rate. They must be ordered from as such and can not be added later. If you have any concerns about using downforce assist, you can contact us, and we will be glad to discuss your application with you.
Arms can also be employed for thread tapping applications. Tap arms are equipped with downforce assist to be able to create threads in the products quickly and efficiently, reducing cycle times, thereby production output will increase. The use of reams, drills, and countersinks are also possible. Tool-free quick-change adapters are available to be able to change out dull or broken taps quickly.