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Agreement Opens Door for Greater Customer Access to Lockheed Martin FORTIS
ROBRADY Design Brings Commercial Product Expertise to FORTIS Exoskeleton

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 8, 2017 – Lockheed Martin has signed a sales and support agreement with ROBRADY design to sell and support its FORTISâ industrial exoskeleton and FORTIS Tool Arm product line. Under the agreement, ROBRADY will manufacture, sell and provide training, gimbals, accessories and service for Lockheed Martin’s industrial exoskeletons.

The agreement expands access for potential FORTIS customers and adds user training and service resources. It makes it easier for industrial users to get the productivity and safety results for which FORTIS was designed.

“Our design and manufacturing partner ROBRADY is ideally positioned to offer FORTIS solutions to industrial users,” said Keith Maxwell, FORTIS program manager at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “They have a strong reputation for understanding and meeting industrial customer needs.”

“ROBRADY design is thrilled to join our design, support and manufacturing expertise with Lockheed Martin’s FORTIS program,” said ROBRADY CEO Rob Brady. “Together we’re going to bring the productivity and safety advantages of FORTIS to the commercial industrial marketplace.”

FORTIS is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases an operator’s strength and endurance by transferring the weight of heavy loads from the operator’s body directly to the ground through a series of joints at the hips, knees and ankles. FORTIS has been recognized with seven International design awards, including Red Dot’s Best of the Best, Green Good Design Award, SPARK and The Icon Award. Recently, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences concluded that the FORTIS exoskeleton could mitigate nearly all injuries from industrial power tools by making them effectively weightless during operation.

Integral to the FORTIS exoskeleton but also sold separately is the FORTIS Tool Arm. It supports tool weight and helps isolate tool vibration and torque kick from the user. It can be mounted on work benches, scaffolding or stanchions to meet a wide variety of applications.  Users of the FORTIS and FORTIS Tool Arm report two-thirds less fatigue, resulting in higher quality work, greater productivity and fewer musculoskeletal injuries.

Product inquiries and requests for FORTIS Exoskeleton and FORTIS Tool Arm quotes can be made at www.robrady.com/fortis.

For more information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/exoskeleton/industrial.html

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

About ROBRADY

ROBRADY design is a multi-disciplined product design and development studio that offers its global client base progressive industrial design, mechanical design and product engineering, graphics / packaging / UI-UX / web, market insights, brand and retail development, complete rapid prototyping and production program management. ROBRADY design delivers comprehensive speed-to-market product solutions from start-up to Fortune 100 by collaborating to identify the greatest areas of opportunity and producing innovative designs that drive profitable results. ROBRADY delivers design, production and capital solutions to clients in support of their research to reality philosophy. FORTIS information is provided at https://www.robrady.com/FORTIS

 

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For further information: Dana Casey, +407-356-5753; dana.casey@lmco.com Jennifer Jensen, +941-556-1674; jjensen@robrady.com