8 impressive developments in packaging automation: Page 2 of 8

By John R. Henry in Automation on May 30, 2019

2. Skeletor is here

Comau let me try on its Mate exoskeleton. This mounts to the user’s torso and arms. The exoskeleton is spring loaded, taking a lot of the work out of repetitive tasks. When lowering boxes from shelves, for example, the springs absorb the weight. Different configurations allow it to aid in different types of tasks.


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John R. Henry

Known as the Changeover Wizard, John R. Henry is the owner of Changeover.com, a consulting firm that helps companies find and fix the causes of inefficiencies in their packaging operations. He has written the book, literally, on packaging machinery (www.packmachbook.com) and is the face and personality behind packaging detective KC Boxbottom, the main character in Adventures in Packaging, a popular blog on packagingdigest.com. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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