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The United States Army has chosen Eckhart, a Warren, Michigan based advanced industrial solutions company, to improve artillery loading automation for Howitzer systems, a duty that causes soldiers strain and injury due to the weight of the shells and the small locations in which they operate.

“In the Fortune 500 manufacturing environment that we have operated in for over six decades, there is an intense focus on optimizing the safety, ergonomics, and efficiency of technicians who perform assembly tasks each day,” says Travis Turner, general manager of Eckhart’s Davenport operations. “The Eckhart team has deep expertise working within tight ergonomic windows where thresholds define the maximum weights that can be lifted before mechanical assistance or a robotic alternative is required.”

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