Onlineprinters has been using robotic exoskeletons in logistics since February. The mechanical lifting aids support the lifting of heavy loads. However, the electronic exoskeletons not only increase the user’s strength, but also make sense from a health point of view: the lower back of the person lifting is protected from overload. The strapped-on robot colleague thus makes the workplace twice as attractive. If the workers in the warehouse are better rested and more satisfied, this also pays off for the company as a whole. Overwork is avoided in this way.
The robotic exoskeletons from German Bionic are in use at Onlineprinters. The lifting aids from the German world market leader are used not only in the industry, but also in disaster control. In nature, the exoskeleton is common in insects, for example: Rather than an inner skeleton as in humans, here a hard shell not only protects the internal organs, but also supports the entire organism. In bionics, principles from nature are transferred on a technical level. However, the exoskeletons from German Bionics follow the human locomotor system rather than insect armor: the natural lifting movements are amplified by the robot skeleton along the legs and back. The effect is comparable to power steering – only for lifting heavy loads.