German Bionics debuted the fourth generation of Cray X, designed of carbon fiber and the latest in a line of workplace exoskeletons designed to be worn on the workers’ backs to offer support.

The fourth-generation Cray X supports workers by actively amplifying their movements and protecting the lower back from excessive strain when lifting loads of up to 62 pounds, offsetting that weight. Made of carbon fiber and designed with an integrated cloud interface, Cray X easily connects to the industrial Internet of Things (iIot) and the Smart Factory.

German Bionics worked with SGL Carbon in the development of the Cray X carbon fiber load-bearing structure, and the fourth generation Cray is the lightest version yet, adding comfort for the wearer and making the suit stronger and more durable. The exoskeleton is worn like a backpack and strapped on with a harness in front. The frame extends over the hips, providing additional mechanical support.  The Cray X will run up to eight hours on a single charge of an easily replaceable battery pack.