An Industrial manipulator is a lift-assist device used to help workers lift, maneuver and move articles that are too heavy, too hot, too large or too difficult for a single worker to handle manually. A manipulator has a rigid steel manipulator arm that allows complex pneumatic tilts and rotations. Manipulators are widely used in manufacturing, logistics and storage facilities due to their ability to maneuver products that are outside their own center of mass.
Applications of industrial manipulators
Industrial manipulators are known for handling materials in critical tasks as they can be used in a variety of situations, such as:
- An item is too large or heavy for a worker to move manually
- A heavy item has to be quickly positioned in an exact location
- The item has to be moved to a location that is not easily accessible for a worker to reach such as tight spaces or remote workplaces
- A worker is at a risk for injury if they move the item manually
- A worker is likely to fatigue from moving the item manually
- A large number of items have to be moved in a short duration of time.
Benefits of using manipulators in critical tasks
An industrial manipulator is a very versatile device that can be used in a wide range of industries such as logistics, building, textiles, food, wood, automotive, chemicals, mechanics and packaging. Let us find out how it can be beneficial for your operation.
Decrease in product damage
Modern industrial manipulators are equipped with safety devices fitted as standard. These devices ensure that the load doesn’t fall by retaining a grip on the load at all times. They also provide high precision in load positioning coupled with a better visibility of the work area. Due to these features, an industrial manipulator provides a significant reduction in product damage.
Different variants for different requirements
There are several variants of manipulators available with different lifting capacities. Moreover, you can tweak other things in your manipulator to suit your needs. For example, you can choose from mounting options such as overhead trolley, pedestal mount and portable base. You can also get parallel link arms to allow an end-effector to remain parallel to the floor.
Due to its ability to accurately handle heavy objects, an industrial manipulator increases the productivity manifold. With a quick response to any movement, it is the perfect choice for tasks where rapid, repetitive processes are required. Moreover, a manipulator is able to handle a variety of loads of different dimensions, shapes and weights without disturbing production time.
One of the primary functions of a manipulator is to have a positive impact on ergonomics. The industrial manipulators by Conco are designed to minimise manual material handling injuries such as musculoskeletal disorders. Our manipulators allow an operator to lift and move heavy loads with utmost ease. The operator has maximum control by being able to place both hands on the load to perform precision placement tasks with minimal effort.
Industrial manipulators have gained immense popularity due to their versatility in material handling operations. Check out our line of manipulators here.