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Givens Lifting Systems Inc, Perrysburg, OH 419-724-9001

Brake Press Manipulators

Brake Press Manipulators


Brake press manipulators use a patented end effector that follows the movement of the plate or sheet. As the ram descends, the plate rises through an angle while the grippers passively comply with the travel. The brake press manipulator allows a single operator to perform operations that would normally require two workers. The process of forming the sheet involves rotating it 180 degrees.

Brake Press Manipulator by Givens Lifting Systems Inc.
Brake Press Manipulator turns a 10' sheet 180º degrees
Brake Press Manipulator turns a 10′ sheet 180º degrees

How do Industrial Brake Press Manipulators Work?


Brake Press Manipulator in action in Wisconsin. Notice that the operator does not have to press up/down push buttons to move the articulating arm vertically; the arm floats up down in response to the operator’s movements. During the bend process, the industrial manipulator continues to “float” the metal sheet while maintaining its grip at all times.

The metal sheet angle tilt is passive while the bending occurs, but becomes active outside of the press, responding to the operator’s tilt up/down push buttons, using our patented AutoBalance system.

Rotating the sheets 180 degrees is possible without letting go of it. It is possible to adjust the height of the handlebars by sliding them up and down a rail.

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