OMK Tests Exoskeletons at Chusovoy Plant
The United Metallurgical Company OMK was one of the first industrial companies in Russia to start using exoskeletons in production. A pilot project
The United Metallurgical Company OMK was one of the first industrial companies in Russia to start using exoskeletons in production. A pilot project was launched at the site of the OMK Chusovoy plant in Perm Territory in order to facilitate the work of the employees of the spring production warehouse and improve the safety level. The company purchased 2 industrial exoskeletons of the American company SuitX, spending about 1 million rubles for this purpose. It is expected that the use of exoskeletons will help employees whose activities involve lifting heavy loads to redistribute the load on the musculoskeletal system and reduce muscle tension by 60%. The special design of the device reduces the risk of injury at work.
Exoskeletons are resistant to moisture and dust and have a small volume and weight. The exoskeleton consists of two modules. The first is designed to support the body when bending, squatting, and repeatedly lifting heavy objects. The second is to protect the worker from the risk of knee injury when squatting.