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  • Ergonomic Tool Balancer Arm for Impact Gun

    THE CHALLENGE
    Make the 14 kg tool weightless being able to reach every wheel screw
     
    THE SOLUTION
    3arm Series 4 with T4 headmember, manual brakes and trolley+column mounting.
     
    THE RESULT
    Implemented ergonomic improvements to the process such as work without postural strain, no fatigue due to weight tool loading, repetitive movement and vibration as well easy handling and positioning.
    Wheel replacement operation cost is also reduced through 85% time reduction and 1 operator instead of 2. Eliminated strain and other job-related injuries.
     
     
    CUSTOMER :  Mining truck service in Chile
     
    APPLICATION: Pneumatic Impact Gun
     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for a custom pneumatic weld removal tool

    THE CHALLENGE
    Hold the torque reaction during the process 
     
    THE SOLUTION
    3arm Series 3 top mount + R3 headmember 
     
    THE RESULT
    No torque reaction
    Safe operation
    Easy handling
    Weightless tool
    Operator can work longer in repetitive cycles
     
     
    CUSTOMER:  American car maker
     
    APPLICATION: Weld removal tool 
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 3 Top Mount

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for a custom pneumatic press fixture

    THE CHALLENGE
    Relieve the custom press fixture weight and facilitate the handling while installing bearings
     
    THE SOLUTION
    3arm Series 3 top mount + Customized B3 Flat 
     
    THE RESULT
    Easy handling
    Quick positioning 
    Weightless tool
    No effort on repetitive cycles
     
     
    CUSTOMER:  Axle manufacturer
     
    APPLICATION: Custom Pneumatic Press
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 3 Top Mount

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for Grinders

    THE CHALLENGE
    Hold the grinder relieving the tool weight from the operator
     
    THE SOLUTION
    3arm Series 3 with an enlarged G3 headmember
     
    THE RESULT
    Increased productivity: operator can work longer without experiencing fatigue
    Increased grinding precision
    Grinder is safe when is  not in use
     
     
    CUSTOMER: French Foundry
     
    APPLICATION: Medium grinder
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 3
     

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for light drill

    THE CHALLENGE
    Maintain perpendicular drill and parts  and have free movements
     
    THE SOLUTION
    3arm Series 3 + Customized attachment
     
    THE RESULT
    Same result in every hole
    Operator able to maintain drill square in vertical and horizontal position
    Tool is safe when not in use
     
     
    CUSTOMER :  Aluminium profile workshop
     
    APPLICATION: Light drill 
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 3

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for torque tools.

    THE CHALLENGE
    Improve operator safety while tightening with a 240Nm torque tool.
     
    THE SOLUTION
    The long version 3arm Serie 3 with pneumatic brakes activated from the tool trigger
     
    THE RESULT
    Operator is able to reach bolts in any position
    Zero effort to deal with torque
    Tool remains weightless
     
    CUSTOMER :  American Car Manufacturer
     
    APPLICATION: Nutrunner 
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 3 L92

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for stud welding machine

    THE CHALLENGE
    Maintain perpendicularity between stud welding machine and parts
     
    THE SOLUTION
    Tecnospiro MT, provided a regular 3arm Series2 with a B2 Flat headmember
     
    THE RESULT
    Same result in every welding
    Faster and easier positioning
    The machine is safer in parking position
     
    CUSTOMER : Inoxtop SA
     
    APPLICATION: Stud welding 
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 2

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for virtual race viewer

    THE CHALLENGE
    Keep weightless the virtual viewer in a different position due to every viewer 
     
    THE SOLUTION
    Tecnospiro MT, provided a regular 3arm Series3 with manual locks and a customized G3 headmember
     
    THE RESULT
    An innovative customer claim
    Easy to handle the virtual viewer
     
    CUSTOMER : Ford Motor Company.
     
    APPLICATION: Virtual viewer 
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 3
     
    SERVICES: Headmember customization
     

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for magnetic drill

    THE CHALLENGE
    Allow the worker to drill in a repetitive way by keeping weightless the 67 Ibs magnetic drill
     
    THE SOLUTION
    Tecnospiro MT, provided a regular 3arm Series3 with locks
     
    THE RESULT
    Worker is able to work longer and more repetitive cycles
    No physical effort
    Easy positioning 
     
     
    CUSTOMER : Canadian trains manufacturer
     
    APPLICATION : Magnetic drill 
     
    PRODUCT : 3arm Series 3 with J3 Headmember
     
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  • Ergonomic tool balancer for nutrunner application

    THE CHALLENGE
    To keep weightless the 30 Ibs torque tool and avoid the 250 Nm torque reaction 
     
    THE SOLUTION
    Tecnospiro MT, provided a regular 3arm Series4 with locks activated by the tool trigger
     
    THE RESULT
    Worker is able to screw up to 250 Nm without physical effort
    Worker is able to work longer and more repetitive cycles
     
    CUSTOMER : Japanese car maker
     
    APPLICATION: Torque tool
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 4 
     
    SERVICES: Engineering implementation

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancers for deburring and brushing bevel gears.

    THE CHALLENGE
    To cover gear worker needs of deburring, brushing and vacuum steel particles from the final stage of processing bevel gears.
     
    THE SOLUTION
    Tecnospiro MT, manufactured a custom  solution based on three 3arm  Series3 with locks that allows a quick set up for a variety of dimensions and shapes of gears.
     
    THE RESULT
    Same deburring shape in all gear teeth. 
    Higher productivity, resulted in a 40 time reduction.
    Operator working conditions improved by postural safety and health.
     
     
    CUSTOMER: Gear manufacturer
     
    APPLICATION: Deburring and brushing  gears, Vacuum unit 
     
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 3.
     
    SERVICES: Headmember application design

     

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for scanning crime evidence

    THE CHALLENGE
    To keep weightless the multi-wavelength imaging tool during victim evidences scanning
    THE SOLUTION
    Tecnospiro MT, manufactured a custom  solution based on a 3arm Series3 that allows an horizontal and vertical height adjustment
    THE RESULT
    Massive reach and spread allowing it to effortlessly cover evidence tables
    Highly variable field of view and working distance
    CUSTOMER : U.S. Goverment Agencies
    APPLICATION: Scanner device
    PRODUCT: 3arm Series 3 ceiling
    SERVICES: Headmember application design

  • Ergonomic tool balancer for nutrunner application.

    THE CHALLENGE

    To keep weightless the 40 Ibs torque tool to work under the car frame

    THE SOLUTION
    Tecnospiro MT, manufactured a regular 3arm Series3 with custom headmember based on an articulating flat E3
     
    THE RESULT
    It became an ergonomics workplace
    Worker avoid any dangerous postural situation
    Worker is able to work longer and more repetitive cycles
     
     
     
    CUSTOMER : German car maker
    APPLICATION : Torque tool
    PRODUCT : 3arm Series 3 
    SERVICES : Headmember application design. Adapted grommets. Custom paint