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Industrial Manipulators

Industrial Manipulators

Givens Lifting Systems offers pneumatically-balanced manual lift assists identified as industrial manipulators. Our industrial manipulators are manufactured in the United States and are designed to easily allow operators to lift and position parts as if they were an extension of their own arm.

Our high-speed, high-performance industrial manipulators and articulating arms are the manual material-handling solution that renders the load virtually weightless to the operator. Since there are typically no up or down push buttons, operators can focus on moving the load quickly rather than what button to push. A crane cannot support a load offset from its axis, but an industrial manipulator can.

Types of Industrial Manipulators

Slide-Column Industrial Manipulator ▶

Slide-Column industrial manipulators feature rigid columns with a high degree of mobility. It combines the best features of a manipulator with the great travel of a crane. A slide-column manipulator is particularly helpful when it comes to larger loads, minimizing the swinging that would normally make it difficult to place a load.

Crane-Mounted Manipulator ▶

These manipulators can be mounted on our G-Rail™ crane to allow for exceptional travel with all the included benefits of an industrial manipulator arm.

Mobile Manipulators ▶

Mobile industrial manipulators enable your lifting solution to be moved around your production facility by using a custom engineered forklift-able heavy base, or by using casters and floor brakes.

Brake Press Manipulators ▶

Givens Lifting Systems’ industrial manipulators for brake press use a patented end effector that moves a metal sheet through a brake press. The brake press manipulator is a style of industrial manipulator that allows one operator to perform the tasks efficiently that would normally be performed by two.

Specially-Mounted Custom Manipulator ▶

Our specially-mounted custom manipulators can be mounted on a crane to allow for exceptional travel and can also be mounted on taller columns when greater height is required.

What Can Industrial Manipulators Do?

  • Reach into enclosed spaces (such as a vehicle)
  • Reach under obstructions
  • Offering greater placement precision than is possible with a crane
  • Generally, industrial manipulators offer faster cycle times than cranes
  • Can allow single operators to lift large loads that would otherwise require 2-3 workers
  • Allow operators to remain in an upright position, reducing strain from repetitive movements

End Effector Components for Industrial Manipulators

An important component of every manipulator is the end effector. Consisting of handlebars, gripper, and rotation component an end effector can cost around the same amount of the industrial manipulator itself. End effectors are unique because they have to be custom designed for the part that they are lifting, unlike manipulators that can be mass-produced.

At Givens Lifting Systems, we manufacture and stock end effector components, such as handlebars, grippers, bearing assemblies, and rotation units. We design and test all our end effector components to ensure the highest level of performance.

Manipulator Models

Givens Lifting Systems offers six standard industrial manipulator models that are all available in increasing moment capacities. The industrial manipulator model numbers refer to thousands of inch-pounds of moment capacity.

  • Model TA5
  • M25
  • M35
  • M60
  • M120
  • M200

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