The Everyday Ironman: Enhanced Metal Fabrication & Grinding
One of our bread and butter applications here at Equipois is metal fabrication, specifically grinding. For those non-experts out there, metal grinding is most commonly done after welding two metal pieces together. It’s done to smooth out the new weld. Other common uses are to smooth out edges and surfaces for casting and forging. This particular application is at a metal foundry, where grinding is done to finish the castings (for those that have always wondered how casting works, here you go!). As you can see in the above video, the operator is really going at it, and the zeroG Arm is able to stay right with him, keeping the weight of the 15lb grinder out of the equation. This allows the operator to work longer, with fewer breaks (since his shoulders and back don’t get tired from lifting the tool), and with more precision. And most importantly, he feels an awful lot better at the end of the day and is much less likely to be injured over time.
Grinding is among the applications that Equipois has the most experience, as we’ve worked with dozens of customers on successful installations. We’ve also learned how to adapt our gimbal technology to nearly any kind of handheld grinder. The return on investment for most grinding applications tends to start at 250% and only goes up from there. To find out more, click on any of the above links or go directly to our website.