Culture - Nov 15, 2022
Heavy-handed | Plant News | insightonbusiness.com
Bioservo’s battery-powered “Ironhand” glove is a soft exoskeleton that increases the wearer’s hand strength by about 20%, helping factory and warehouse workers with efficiency and with mitigating chronic pain and injury associated with repetitive work. The company has partnered with such heavy-hitters as NASA and General Motors, but now it’s putting the glove to the ultimate test at Waupaca Foundry.
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Iron Castings - Jun 1, 2021
Waupaca Foundry Replaces Wheels on Stand Grinders
The health and safety management system at Waupaca Foundry relies in part on risk reduction featuring continual improvement initiatives designed to progress manufacturing processes and improve safety. In this same spirit, Waupaca Foundry’s Plant 6 ductile iron plant located in Etowah Tennessee, saw an opportunity to reduce risk in its mill room. Stand grinding equipment in the mill room is used to grind, clean, and finish ductile iron castings. The wheels on the stand grinding equipment posed risk, however. The plant aimed to replace the traditional bonded abrasive wheels with diamond-plated wheels on its large 20 HP stand grinders to improve operator safety, improve maintenance.
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