Intro to Manipulators and Balancers

It can be difficult to distinguish the difference benefits of manipulators and balancers. If your manufacturing environment needs new material handling equipment, the first step to take is to determine whether you need an industrial manipulator or a balancer. Though these two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they serve distinct purposes.

Which machine type is best suited for your use? Review the chart below to determine which is configured to handle your material.

Manipulator Balancer
Weight of product being moved Up to 2,000 lbs Less than 200 lbs
How you need to move your product Up, down, tilt, rotate, etc. Up and down only
Shape of product being moved Odd shape Standard shape
Location of center of mass of product being moved Offset from center (weight is located on one end of the product) Located roughly in the center of the product being moved
Examples of products moved by the machine type Drums, wheels, tanks, etc. Boxes, pails, small rolls, etc.

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