Industrial manipulators, also known as pneumatic balancers offer several benefits in the workplace. They provide maneuvering movements such as lifting, rotating and reversing.
Known to be an extremely versatile material handling device, the industrial manipulator has evolved and undergone many changes throughout the years. With advancements in technology and innovations by material handling companies, we’re seeing highly capable industrial manipulators with sturdy build quality and customizations to fulfil various different requirements. In this article, we will discuss the various benefits of industrial manipulators in a workplace.
Ergonomics & Safety
Let’s start with one of the biggest benefits of an industrial manipulator – ergonomics. Industrial manipulators allow employees to handle heavy objects easily and perform their tasks in more comfortable and safe positions. These devices are known to improve operator wellness and reduce the severity and incidence of injuries associated with manual handling. The Balance Master range of manipulators by Conco features ‘lost load safety feature’ for added safety.
Every organization ought to consider ergonomics and safety when choosing new equipment for the workplace. Properly applied ergonomic design can reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries (RSI), musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and potential liabilities for the organization. Creating a safe work environment for employees results in higher employee morale and productivity, and lower retention rates.
Industrial manipulators are highly efficient when it comes to lifting and maneuvering heavy loads. They enable the workers to lift much heavier weights than they would be able to manually. Additionally, they have great load manipulation ability and reach-in capability. This means that with an industrial manipulator, you can access areas which are hard to get to – such as reaching into machines or a tall shelf. This saves a great deal of time and thus leads to higher productivity compared with manual handling. It also allows you to move more weight in one operation or use one operator instead of two.
The Balance Master range of manipulators by Conco have a 360° continuous main post rotation for high manoeuvrability. This provides for exact positioning of material loads due to effortless horizontal and vertical movement, constant support and positive control at all times. It is easy to use for the operator as he functions as a guide in the control system. This enables fast and precise handling with minimal force required by the operator to overcome the inertia of the load being handled.
Industrial manipulators are highly versatile material handling devices as they can be used for a variety of applications in the workplace, including in assembly processes, machine loading, press loading and oven loading. One of the reasons for its versatility is its ability to move products outside of its centre of gravity. So it comes in handy when you’re working with heavier loads or items that are not standard in shape. Industrial manipulators can also fill in for other types of machines such as balancers that are useful for a limited number of applications.
Industrial manipulators are strong, efficient devices capable of moving a high volume of product in a timely fashion. They prove to be quite beneficial to any workplace dealing with heavy material.