German Bionic Unveils New Carbon Fibre Exoskeleton

German Bionic has unveiled the latest generation of its smart power suit. Made from carbon fibre composite and powered by dual servo motors, the exoskeleton is capable of lifting heavy loads of up to 28 kg for around 8 hours on a single, quickly exchangeable battery pack.

The suit is integrated with the company’s cloud-based software system which can connect to the industrial Internet of Things and the Smart Factory. The software allows the suit to be personalised for multiple users and comes with a range of apps to further customise the device.

Weighing in at 7.4kgs, the company teamed up with SGL Carbon who assisted in the development of a new carbon fibre load-bearing structure which makes the device stronger and much lighter than previous models.

Combined with the Cray X power suit is the all-new smart Cray Visor which connects wirelessly to the suit and integrates a heads-up display allowing for instructions and other useful information to be displayed on the screen. What’s more, it also helps protect wearers from airborne health risks.

The device is available to buy now and features a “Robotics-as-a-Service” pricing model which allows companies to access the product for a monthly fee with prices starting at €699.