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Hydraulic or Pneumatic Manipulator Arms and Vertical Lifters

Ergonomic Partners is an industry leader in industrial manipulator arms, drum manipulators, lift assists, torque arms, lifting devices and vertical lift cylinders. We offer a broad range of manipulator arms including hydraulic, vertical and pneumatic lift assists.

HMA - Hydraulic Manipulator Arm

Designed to lift large awkward loads, Ergonomic Partners hydraulic manipulator handles the heaviest loads with precision - up to 1,500 pounds. The HMA is the ideal selection when precision handling and heavy weight factors come into play. This manipulator's parallel arm is articulated for all three rotation points with precision bearings. Safe, low-voltage, variable speed controls can be hand held, machine mounted or built into an ergonomically designed control station. The operator manually controls all horizontal movement and positioning. Vertical movement is proportionally controlled via a hydraulic cylinder.

Specifications for Standard Models:

HMA - Hydraulic Manipulator Arm
Model Max. Lifting Capacity* Vertical Lift of Payload** Max. Radial Reach to Center
HMA-650 650 lbs. (295 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 120 in. (304 cm)
HMA-1000 1,000 lbs. (453 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 120 in. (304 cm)
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. *Capacity varies according to arm length. Includes payload, and tooling. **Vertical lift varies according to lift-arm length.

LMA - Lightweight Manipulator Arm

The LMA is ideal for applications where speed and precision are key. The lightweight design of this arm allows for easy movement. This arm has optional air brakes that lock the unit in place when needed. This arm uses air to power pneumatic cylinders in order to do the lift. With precision metered control valves, you can use one of our many handle designs to get accurate vertical movement. All rotation joints use precision bearings in order to provide smooth manipulator movement. The capacity of these units ranges up to 500 pounds including the tooling weight.

Specifications for Standard Models:

LMA - Lightweight Manipulator Arm
Model Max. Lifting Capacity* Max Vertical Lift** Max. Reach
LMA-150 150 lbs. (68 kg) 68 in. (172 cm) 144 in. (365 cm)
LMA-275 275 lbs. (125 kg) 68 in. (172 cm) 144 in. (365 cm)
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. *Capacity varies according to arm length. Includes payload, and tooling. **Vertical lift varies according to lift-arm length.

(ABA) Air Balancer Arm

This (ABA) Air Balancer Arm was designed to lift up 75 pound boxes in a low headroom application. The tool has an extended handle with two sets of controls to keep the operators in a good ergonomic position when the boxes are placed at the top or bottom level. The tool has an interlocking control to prevent the accidental release of the part in mid-air. This arm is under 10 foot tall and can load boxes up to 73 inches.

Super Jib Manipulator (SJM)

The SUPERJIB is lightweight jib that has a virtually unlimited amount of vertical travel. The customer has their choice of hoist to control the vertical movement. From an air balancer, VFD hoist, air hoist, or intelligent zero gravity hoist, the customer has the option to determine the control. This is a great arm for reaching into machines and paint line loading and unloading. With its lightweight design and optional high speed hoist, this is truly a super jib.

Super Jib Manipulator (SJM)
Model Max. Lifting Capacity* Vertical Lift of Payload** Max. Radial Reach to Center
SUPERJIB-300 300 lbs. (136 kg) 144 in. (365 cm) 120 in. (304 cm)
SUPERJIB-500 500 lbs. (227 kg) 144 in. (365 cm) 120 in. (304 cm)
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. *Capacity varies according to arm length. Includes payload, and tooling. **Vertical lift varies according to lift-arm length.

Big Force Arm (BFA)

Big Force Arm (BFA) Manipulator
Model Max. Lifting Capacity* Vertical Lift of Payload** Max. Radial Reach to Center
BFA-650 650 lbs. (295 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 120 in. (304 cm)
BFA-1000 1,000 lbs. (453 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 120 in. (304 cm)
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. *Capacity varies according to arm length. Includes payload, and tooling. **Vertical lift varies according to lift-arm length.

EMA - Easy Manipulator Arm

For jobs that require the float of a pneumatic manipulator, this machine can handle heavy loads while offering the control of a proportional handle. Ergonomic Partners pneumatic manipulator uses air power to maneuver loads up to 1,100 pounds. The EMA's lift cylinder uses compressed air for vertical lifting positioning.

Ergonomic Partners Easy Manipulator Arms come equipped with a standard operator-controlled up/down metering valve. As an option, multiple handle styles can be used including our long ergonomic handle designed to keep the operator in a good ergonomic position while still giving precise control. Precision bearings at every articulating point to minimize resistance to movement. This unit is the ideal drum manipulator, as you can lift, rotate and pour with precise control.

Specifications for Standard Models:

EMA - Easy Manipulator Arm
Model Max. Lifting Capacity* Max Vertical Lift** Max. Reach
EMA-450 450 lbs. (340 kg) 68 in. (172 cm) 144 in. (365 cm)
EMA-650 650 lbs. (295 kg) 68 in. (172 cm) 144 in. (365 cm)
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. *Capacity varies according to arm length. Includes payload, and tooling. **Vertical lift varies according to lift-arm length.

SVL - Vertical Lift Cylinder

With up to 850 pounds capacity, Ergonomic Partners Straight Vertical Lift Cylinder is ideal for straight line transfer, over-the-assembly line handling and reach-in operations when combined with an overhead rail system.

The Ergonomic Partners VLC is designed with a pneumatic lift cylinder or electric chain hoist. This lift cylinder provides smooth, controlled lift with the flexibility of off-center loading. Control circuits and auxiliary/optional components mount on the cylinder case, keeping the tooling and operator sight lines free of obstructions. The SVL straight vertical lifter can be mounted on a dual monorail or on a double girder overhead crane. The overhead cranes are fabricated by Ergonomic Partners and can be manual push pull systems or electrically powered with VFD's.

Specifications for Standard Models:

SVL - Vertical Lift Cylinder
Model Max. Lifting Capacity Vertical Lift Max. Moment
SVL-250 250 lbs. (113 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 1,200 in-lbs.
SVL-500 500 lbs. (226 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 5,400 in-lbs.
SVL-850 850 lbs. (385 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 15,600 in-lbs.
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. Includes payload and tooling.

ATA - Articulated Torque Arm

Ergonomic Partners ATA – Articulated Torque Arm is a combination of our VLC and our articulated jib crane. This can be used for lightweight power tool holding applications, or can be used to lift offset loads at the end of an arm.  When a straight vertical lift is required, this is an ideal solution. Optional air operated brakes allow the customer to work on the suspended load without the hassle of a drifting load.

Specifications for Standard Models:

ATA – Articulated Torque Arm
Model Max. Lifting Capacity Vertical Lift Max. Reach
ATA-250 250 lbs. (113 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 144 in. (365 cm)
ATA-500 500 lbs. (226 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 144 in. (365 cm)
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. *Capacity varies according to arm length. Includes payload, and tooling. **Vertical lift varies according to lift-arm length.

TTA - Torque Tool Arm

Ergonomic Partners Torque Tool Arm (TTA) absorbs shock, torsional forces, and impact force from power tools; therefore, reducing carpal tunnel injury and cumulative trauma disorders.

Cumulative trauma injuries cost the U.S. economy billions each year. The TTA reduces injuries to workers' wrists, arms and upper bodies by absorbing the shock of the attached power tool. A power tool mounted on a TTA can be easily moved and positioned throughout the work cell. A variety of styles, capacities and mounting options provide versatility.

Specifications for Standard Models:

TTA -Torque Tool Arm
Model Max. Lifting Capacity Vertical Lift Max. Moment
TTA-200 100 lbs. (45 kg) 30 in. (76 cm) 200 ft.-lbs.
TTA-300 100 lbs. (45 kg) 30 in. (76 cm) 300 ft.-lbs.
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. Includes payload and tooling.

RIA – Reach-In-Arm

The Reach-In-Arm (RIA) combines the engineering of our EMA and LMA to provide an agile low headroom arm that is perfect for reaching under overhead clearances to place a load. This is particularly useful in CNC and Machine loading applications. This pneumatic manipulator is designed for low headroom applications that require extended reach and handles loads up to 400 pounds.

The RIA acts as an extension of the operator's arm. It protects expensive payloads, speeds up handling and can reach long distances in headroom-restricted areas. The arm has the ability to rotate up to 360 degrees. This arm gives the operators ability to stand to the side of machine for operation, allowing for the maximum amount of extended reach.

Specifications for Standard Models:

RIA – Reach-In-Arm
Model Max. Lifting Capacity* Vertical Lift** Max. Reach
RIA-150 150 lbs. (68 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 144 in (365 cm)
RIA-275 275 lbs. (125 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 144 in (365 cm)
RIA-450 450 lbs. (205 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 144 in (365 cm)
RIA-650 650 lbs. (295 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 144 in (365 cm)
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. *Capacity varies according to arm length. Includes payload, and tooling. **Vertical lift varies according to lift-arm length.

TAM - Triple Articulated Manipulator

The TAM is a triple articulated manipulator arm that is ideal for working in extremely tight places. Similar to the design of the RIA, this arm essentially folds back on itself, allowing for something that is easy to store in a tight area. Also, the ability to articulate at multiple joints allows for access around corners and under tight clearances. This arm is pneumatically powered with precision controls to allow for precise placement of valuable loads.

Specifications for Standard Models:

TAM – Triple Articulated Manipulator
Model Max. Lifting Capacity* Vertical lift** Max. Reach
TAM-100 100 lbs. (45 kg) 44 in. (111 cm) 132 in. (335 cm)
TAM-200 200 lbs. (90 kg) 44 in. (111 cm) 132 in. (335 cm)
Requires 90 psi clean/dry air to operate at rated lift capacity. *Capacity varies according to arm length. Includes payload, and tooling. **Vertical lift varies according to lift-arm length.

Ergonomic Partners manufacturers, sells and services hydraulic or pneumatic manipulator arms; serving clients from coast to coast, Canada, Mexico and especially focused in the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oklahoma.

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