Manipulator Arm with 90-Degree Pitch Vacuum Gripper Tool
Ergonomic Partners engineers, machinists, and fabricators designed and built this manipulator arm and vacuum tool to grip, lift, and 90-degree pitch 112 pound steel parts. The pneumatic manipulator arm with tool has a powder-coated steel frame, columns, and base. The arm features adjustable vertical limit stops, 360-degrees of non-continuous rotation with pneumatic brake at the mast, 330-degrees of rotation with pneumatic brake at the primary arm, and 360-degrees of non-continuous rotation with fricition brake at the end effector tool. The lifting tool uses five vacuum cups with vacuum saving pumps, and the pneumatic pitch actuator. The tool has two separate operator ergonomic handlebars. The main handlebars feature a vacuum indicator gauge, grip/release/common button controls, proportional up/down controls, pitch controls, and arm brake lever controls. The second set of handlebars feature a vacuum indicator gauge, grip/release/common button controls, and proportional up/down controls.