According to the U.S. Department of Labor, back injuries are the most common safety issue in the American workplace. With the compensation costs involved – totaling over $52 billion per year – it’s no surprise that employers all across the country are looking for effective ways to prevent these types of injuries. Sure, you could invest in a fully-automated operation… but the upfront costs are intimidating and, worse yet, the ongoing costs of maintenance and software updates could result in a financial wash. Instead, we recommend utilizing industrial manipulators, such as articulating arms, as a financially sound – and effective – way to reduce your workers’ risks of repetitive motion injuries.
Articulating arms provide the same control and lift functions as their robotic counterparts. Allowing your employees to lift up to 500 pounds with a reach radius of 12 feet, TDA Buddy’s articulating arms can be customized to fit your specific application. From reducing the reach radius to modifying the assembly patterns, we can work with you to develop a solution that will not only protect your workers, it will help you run a more streamlined – and profitable – operation.
In addition to their operational value, articulating arms are financially valuable. Costing much, much less than a fully-automated system, they deliver the same positioning and movement benefits at a fraction of the cost. Above all else, though, they are ergonomic and work towards enhancing your employees’ safety by eliminating the need to manually lift, rotate and position awkward and heavy objects.
At TDA Buddy, we aim to help all of our customers reduce their costs and optimize their operations. By offering the industry’s best industrial manipulators and articulating arms, we don’t just reduce upfront costs, we help to ensure that costs stay low in the long run. If you’ve been looking for a way to reduce instances of workplace injury, contact us today to discuss how we can help.