The Immediate and Long Term Benefits of Working with TDA Buddy

When you’re looking to upgrade your industrial manipulator equipment, it’s important to understand what your manufacturer has to offer. The efficiency of your production line depends on the quality of the equipment that you select. Whether you’re sourcing a pneumatic manipulator for the aerospace industry or an articulating arm for a pharmaceutical manufacturer, getting the…

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The Versatility of Industrial Manipulators

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it’s that robots aren’t capable of thinking for themselves. You give them a directive and, generally, they’ll act on that directive until they’re shut down, given new instructions or they malfunction. While this is great for repetitive, predictable tasks, it’s not well-suited to the uncertain, always shifting needs of…

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Using Industrial Manipulators to Prevent Employee Injuries

According to OSHA, it is estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs due to workplace injuries. These costs cover compensation packages, medical expenses and legal costs. Beyond these direct costs, there’s a host of indirect costs such as hiring replacements, decreased productivity, equipment repairs and investigative costs. With…

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Industrial Manipulators in the Transportation Industry

Lifting, gripping, rolling, pitching and moving loads is commonplace in the transportation industry. With the weight of the parts utilized by companies in the industry, repeatable methods become necessary to maintain productivity and prevent injury to employees. At TDA Buddy, we have the capability to design and manufacture custom solutions that directly address the most…

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Nobots vs. Robots

TDA Buddy manipulators, or “nobots” as we often call them, are not really in conflict with robots. We like robots. Some of our best working partners are robots. TDA’s manipulators are manually operated, can lift up to 1,000 pounds, and can lock an object steady in 3D space. Robots have similar lifting capability. Yet there…

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Back Pain and Muscular Stress Strains Productivity

Can you afford ergonomic articulating lifts to ease the muscular stress on your workers? The better question to ask is can you afford not to. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports an estimated 186 million work days are lost each year to back pain. Added to back pain are overexertion, falls and repetitive-use injuries…

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