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FlexArm Takes Ergonomics to the Next Level with Product Advances

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Midwest Specialties, Inc.
851 Industrial Dr.
Wapakoneta, OH, 45895 2038

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Press release date: August 4, 2014

Wapakoneta OH – FlexArm, Inc., a long-established leader in tapping and assembly arm manufacturing since 1984, continues to lead the way with supporting ergonomics in the workplace. When a Midwest distributor of products to the metalcasting industry came to them for help, FlexArm rallied their team to the cause.

The distributor works with a variety of customers who use hand grinders in the casting process. These grinders are heavy-duty, and so is their weight. Use of these hand grinders results in shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel issues, and other troublesome consequences for workers.

Ergonomics is a primary concern for current employees. It's also becoming a challenge to get quality people for job openings, according to the distributor's representative. The need was for an assembly arm to take the weight and torque of the tool, and they were looking for a rotational mount for their finishing process.

FlexArm modified its Gimbal attachment to work effectively with these hand grinders. When a grinding tool is mounted into a Gimbal on a FlexArm heavy duty assembly arm, the combination provides smooth and almost effortless grinding for anyone in the finishing phase of metal casting. Check it out in action on FlexArm's YouTube channel at and read more about it on their blog at

FlexArmis a family-owned business, manufacturing and selling FlexArm Tapping Machines and Assembly Arms since 1984. Since introducing their first Tapping Arm, they had added a number of ergonomically-friendly solutions to their product line: Assembly Arms, Drilling Arms, Grinding Arms and Part Manipulation Arms.

Sandy Piehl, Sales Marketing Coordinator
FlexArm, Inc.
851 Industrial Dr.
Wapakoneta OH  45895

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