Hydraulic or Pneumatic Manipulator Arms and Vertical Lifters

Ergonomic Partners is an industry leader in industrial manipulator arms, welding 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-500 500 lbs. (226 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 120 in. (304 cm)
HMA-1000 1,000 lbs. (453 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 120 in. (304 cm)
HMA-1500 1,500 lbs. (680 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* Vertical Lift** Max. Reach
LMA-300 300 lbs. (136 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 144 in. (365 cm)
LMA-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.

LPA - Low Profile Arm

Ergonomic Partners low-profile arm allows placement in areas too confined to accommodate larger material handling equipment. Specifically designed for minimum vertical travel and to fit limited-access work cells, this machine is well-suited for loading and unloading machining centers and for positioning assembly. Mounting options include pedestal, mobile/portable base, overhead fixed or on trolleys.

Specifications for Standard Models:

LPA - Low Profile Arm
Model Max. Lifting Capacity Vertical Lift Max. Reach
LPA-275 275 lbs. (124 kg) 66 in. (167 cm) 100 in. (254 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* Vertical Lift** Max. Reach
EMA-750 750 lbs. (340 kg) 36-72 in. (91-182 cm) 8-12 ft. (2.4-3.6 m)
EMA-1100 1,100 lbs. (498 kg) 36-72 in. (91-182 cm) 8-12 ft. (2.4-3.6 m)
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:

VLC - 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-200 200 lbs. (90 kg) 60 in. (152 cm) 144 in (365 cm)
RIA-400 400 lbs. (181 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 sells and services hydraulic and pneumatic manipulator arms in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oklahoma.