In industrial ergonomics, a Job Manipulator is a lift or rotate assist device that finds application in maneuvering and placement of objects that are extremely heavy, has high temperatures, are very big in terms of size, or just generally difficult to be handled in direct contact by a single worker.
Furthermore, manipulators when combined with tooling can give the lift assist the ability to pitch, roll or spin the part to enable appropriate placement. A welding manipulator can be used to weld horizontally as well as vertically, and is ideal for job shops owing to characteristics such as sturdiness, high production volume capacity and increased degree of flexibility in product engineering.
Welding manipulators commonly find application in pipe and vessel fabrication. However, they can also be used in cladding procedures when coupled with an appropriate welding fixture. Rotators, positioners and column and booms are different types of manipulators that find application in welding jobs.
At Teknia Technologies, we develop customized assembly job manipulators and welding job manipulators with the aid of servo and drives-based control panel for safety operations.