Pneumatic manipulators, lift assists, ergonomic manipulators, material handling equipment, jib cranes, vacuum lifts and hydraulic arms are just a few of the many ways people have come to describe machines that move any type of products.
If you’re looking for one of these products, it’s important to have a clear understanding of how each machine works and how well it will integrate into your current workflows. Here’s what you need to know about it.
An industrial manipulator is a machine with a rigid steel manipulator arm that allow complex pneumatic tilts and rotations — even when the product being moved is handled outside it’s barycenter.
An operator leads the manipulator, allowing for easy and precise movement of the manipulator to lift, lower and otherwise transport a product.
Industrial manipulators are frequently used when:
Cable balancers, are best for moving lighter objects that are in standard shapes.
Cable balancers use steel or nylon cables to move products up or down.
On cable balancers built by Dalmec, use a system of cables and pulleys wrap around pulleys paired with a pneumatic cylinder. As those cylinders stretch or withdraw, the cables wrap and move vertically up and down the product.
Some small manipulation of product can happen through the tooling even if the product’s barycenter does not coincide with its center of mass
Manipulators and cable balancers are used in a wide range of industries across the globe to help companies move with efficiency and safety.
Some of the many industries that rely on these machines include:
If you aren’t sure if a cable balancer or a manipulator would be right for your work environment, consider the following factors: