Looking for Versatility? Consider Using a Hydraulic Manipulator!

Unlike robots, hydraulic manipulators are known for their adaptability. Robots, typically, are locked into a single purpose: lift an object, rotate an object, or place an object onto an assembly line. They are, in most cases, very good at what they do. But… what they do is limited. Hydraulic manipulators, on the other hand, have…

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Source Your Hydraulic Manipulators from the Industry’s Best

Manufacturing the best hydraulic manipulators in the world is a challenge that TDA Buddy accepted a long time ago. Perfecting our designs, engineering and reengineering them to perfection is an arduous, Herculean task. While the results of these efforts speak for themselves, there are other, equally important, efforts that we’ve made to ensure that our…

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Robots, Hoists and Hydraulic Manipulators… What’s the Difference?

If you’ve been considering new methods to handle your operation’s material handling demands, you’ve undoubtedly investigated hoists, robots and hydraulic manipulators. Weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each of these machines can be a lengthy – and intimidating – process. Depending on your application, one may address all of your needs… but be out of…

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The Capabilities of Industrial Manipulators Designed by TDA Buddy

Designing the most efficient and safe industrial manipulators in the industry, TDA Buddy takes pride in the quality and usefulness of our machines. Utilized in a range of industries, from aerospace and agriculture to textiles and petroleum, our pneumatic, electric and hydraulic manipulators have become an invaluable asset to a number of manufacturers. More cost-efficient…

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Increase Safety and Prevent Workplace Injuries with Industrial Manipulators

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that workers’ compensation claims have the potential to severely handicap your profits. OSHA estimates that, on average, companies pay $1 billion every single week due to injuries sustained by their employees. This figure, while intimidating, only represents half of the equation, as well. Coupled with the cost of hiring…

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Common Uses for Heavy Duty Industrial 3-D Manipulators

Industrial manipulators are becoming more and more prominent in the workplace. These rugged systems allow workers to move, lift, and manipulate loads more quickly and efficiently while greatly reducing risk of injury. In this post we’ll talk about some common uses for these increasingly important systems. Vacuum lifting Pneumatic manipulators with vacuum grippers are great…

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Increase Production Line Efficiency with Custom End Effectors

End effectors are devices that are designed to interact with and handle products on your production line. In many ways, end effectors are the gatekeepers of your production process. Without them, your assembly line can grind to a halt and your products will pile up as the line waits for human operators to move, place…

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How Articulating Arms Can Improve Your Plant’s Workflow

Designed for parts that are centered on the drop link rather than being overhung or cantilevered, articulating arms are great for material handling jobs that require the arm stay above the work area. TDA Buddy manufactures articulating arms in several models, from 2-arm to 4-arm, that are capable of lifting up to 500 pounds. Utilized…

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Manipulators Provide the Functionality of a Robot at a Fraction of the Cost

Robots can allow your manufacturing facility to automate a number of simple tasks, lifting the physical burden from your employees while also affording them the opportunity to focus on more productive work. However, robots typically come with an extremely high cost. This cost isn’t just monetary, either, as robots require intricate programming routines, frequent software…

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