Opportunity

Atlas Copco Industrial Technique is a leading manufacturer of industrial assembly equipment for assembly workstations in various industries. Atlas Copco is looking to improve the ergonomics of its

Currently, industrial equipment assembly operators are exposed to challenging work conditions and high sensory and cognitive stress levels. In addition, the productivity and quality demands for assembly work have increased. Combined, these result in an increased risk of operator injuries and anxiety and decreased efficiency and quality.

Atlas Copco is looking for various hardware and software solutions to measure, manage, and improve the operator work ergonomics, efficiency, and safety. Possible solution categories could include systems related to physical load assessment, instructing and guiding operators, addressing cognitive load, intelligent wearables, as well as workflow and stress measurement and management.

Assembly workstation operators to improve workplace well-being, reduce the risk of injuries, and improve efficiency. The scope includes holistically managing and monitoring working ergonomics, including all relevant physical and cognitive aspects.

Opportunity overview

Currently, industrial equipment assembly operators are exposed to challenging work conditions and high sensory and cognitive stress levels. In addition, the productivity and quality demands for assembly work have increased, and combined, these result in an increased risk of operator injuries and stress and decreased efficiency and quality.

Atlas Copco is looking for various hardware and software solutions to measure, manage, and improve the operator work ergonomics, efficiency, and safety. Possible solution categories could include systems related to physical load assessment, instructing and guiding operators, addressing cognitive load, intelligent wearables, as well as workflow and stress measurement and management.

Your opportunity with Atlas Copco

At Atlas Copco Industrial Technique, we provide intelligent industrial power tools and solutions ranging from handheld devices to automated systems. As customers, we have some of the largest manufacturers in industries such as automotive, aerospace, energy, electronics, industrial assembly, and more.

During the collaboration, you will have access to our specialist in applied ergonomics in industrial assembly solutions and feedback from our customers and sales organizations to test and validate the business value and productivity of the answers.

Your solution might be an all-in-one solution, or it could address a tiny element of the focus area innovatively. We are interested in solutions that significantly increase quality (error reduction) and productivity and reduce work injuries and cognitive load in industrial settings.

The business potential for a given solution could reach 4000 units per year or similar volumes through subscriptions to Software as a Solution (SaaS).

Examples we're looking for

Smart wearables

Equipment that helps minimize physical stress and improves the ergonomics of assembly operators. Solutions that measure and monitor loads on the human body.

Cognitive ergonomics

How to measure, monitor, and manage cognitive load—solutions for operator training or task guidance based on cognitive load reduction.

Physical load

Workflow optimization solutions that help analyze and improve how assembly operators conduct their tasks at the assembly workstation and embedded sensors such as inertial measurement units (IMUs) in tools for measuring and reporting forces and positions.

Atlas Copco Group enables technology that transforms the future. They innovate to develop products, services, and solutions that are key to their customers’ success. Their four business areas offer compressed air and vacuum solutions, energy solutions, dewatering and industrial pumps, industrial power tools, and assembly and machine vision solutions.
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