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Lifting 4 Different Parts with the PM-44S Part Manipulator

Blog Part Manipulator April 30, 2020

This application utilizes a custom “C-clamp” style gripper paired with a PM 44-S to lift and manipulate a customer’s parts. The custom gripper is designed to grip 4 different parts, all of which are long and slender. Some of the parts had rectangular cross-sections, while others were cylindrical. All of the parts are 3 to

Lifting 80 lb. Discs Easily and Efficiently with the PM-22A

Part Manipulator April 30, 2020

Before investing in a FlexArm, the customer used an overhead bridge crane with a fixture that required the operator to manually fasten the part to the fixture. Hanging from a chain, the part was not able to freely move to the various angles and orientations needed for loading into their machine. The PM-22A allows the

Lifting Heavy Parts with the PM-33A Part Manipulator

Blog Part Manipulator April 30, 2020

FlexArm’s manipulator arms are a great solution for eliminating the strain caused by lifting heavy loads or reaching into an enclosed area. This specific application helps the assembly process of an industrial fan manufacturer. FlexArm created an end effector to pick up motors with the PM-33A model arm. Before investing in a FlexArm, the customer

Eliminate Two-Person Lifting with the PM-22A Part Manipulator

Blog Part Manipulator March 25, 2020

This application features FlexArm’s PM-22A model arm with a custom end effector that utilizes a long-stroke pneumatic gripper to pick up 6 different parts. This solution eliminates the customer’s current “buddy lift” protocol, making a two-person operation easily and efficiently accomplished by one. The weight of the parts ranges from 60-90 lbs. The controls for