Finding good welders is not an easy undertaking, even in the seaport of Hamburg, a popular location for welders. Erik Westphal, Production Manager at Pfannenberg GmbH, explains, "Most of our components are manufactured from thin sheet. This requires fine motor skills and a steady hand, and specialists in this area are hard to find." Add to that the fact that welding the large and heavy housings is hard on your back. And interior welding also presents ergonomic challenges as well. Westphal started looking for an automation option for the manual welding workstations.