TDA Buddy custom designs and manufactures pneumatic manipulators, articulating lifts, and industrial manipulators that help workers perform material handling jobs with ease. In addition to the usual pick and place tasks, our 3-D part manipulators can grip parts, roll, pitch, or yaw them if necessary, and place them accurately for the next operation. We can manufacture the manipulating arms of our pneumatic part handling equipment with various types of grippers that allow lifting of parts with various configurations, including metal blanks with holes. End effectors are offered with vacuum, mechanical, or pneumatically actuated grippers.
Our industrial pneumatic manipulators have a unique neutral balance technology that allows the parts to float, making them weightless. For instance, when the equipment senses a grip on a part, it transfers more air to the lifting cylinders. The pressurized lifting cylinder neutralizes or counter-balances the part load so that the operator feels no weight from the load.
Whether you are seeking material handling solutions for small sensitive materials or parts weighing up to 400 lbs, we can offer pneumatic part manipulators that are designed to improve worker ergonomics and productivity. Depending on your specific application or space constraints, pneumatic 3D manipulators can be manufactured in fixed or portable models. Fixed units can be floor anchored or mounted on overhead rails.