Load manipulators

Pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulators, in models of 330-, 550- and 880-lb. capacities, counterbalance heavy loads to allow an operator to suspend, rotate, tilt and transfer product. Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, it adapts to the operator’s preferred working height and position, allowing loads to be smoothly and progressively positioned and placed during assembly, suspended for further processing, or simply transferred from one location to another. Once suspended, the product can be moved manually or under power.

The simple, intuitive control console allows adjustment of the counterbalance force, rotation, tilt, braking and parking. Suspended product can be rotated ±90 degrees under power, or rotated continuously by hand, with a powered tilting range of 0-93 degrees. The console slides on the handle to adapt to the operator’s preferred working height and position, nearer or farther from the product. Product release is safe—protected by a special safety device that supports the product until it reaches its destination. The Friendly is available with a range of mounting options, including column, overhead, tracks, wheeled, or with a free standing, fork-truck transportable base. —  Haeco, www.haeco.us/materialhandling