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Pneumatic manipulators are certainly not a panacea, however, many manual material handling applications such as roll handling are performed faster, more accurately and with a greater degree of safety with such a device.
Pneumatic manipulators operate on simple principles of physics and employ pneumatics (air pressure actuators) to counterbalance loads.
A manipulator renders the load weightless and allows one operator to safely and efficiently lift loads or perform tasks that would typically require two or more workers.
Manipulators are often utilised in situations that require repetitive product lifting or where bulky, awkward or heavy loads must be handled.
An example of a typical repetitive application would be palletising of products. Cartons of raw or finished products generally weigh between 15Kg and 80Kg. A pneumatic manipulator equipped with a suction or grip device can be used to palletise such products easily and safely.
A heavier load application is exemplified by manipulators which are capable of handling paper rolls weighing up to 500Kg. A unit of this type can pick up a spool at floor level, articulate 90 degrees and position it on a printing press spindle.
Other product types commonly handled with pneumatic manipulators include boxes, crates, barrels, drums, buckets, pails, rolls, bobbins, etc. Virtually any product weighing up to 900Kg can be effectively handled with these machines.
Also, workers compensation payments and lawsuits associated with back injury have continued to escalate. Few companies can afford to ignore this rising cost and employing Pneumatic manipulators in injury prone operations can significantly reduce risk.