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Number 1 Manipulator
Manufacturer in Canada

Givens Engineering Inc, London, ON
519-453-9008 | 519-453-0666

Canada

Industrial Manipulators

Industrial Manipulators

Industrial manipulators are pneumatically-balanced manual lift assists. Manipulators allow an operator to lift and position a part as if it were an extension of his/her hands. They are the high-speed, high-performance manual material-handling solution. Industrial manipulators render the load virtually weightless from the point of view of the operator. Normally, there are no up or down push buttons, allowing the operator to concentrate on moving the load quickly without concentrating on the use of buttons. Unlike a crane, manipulators can help to support a load that might be offset from the axis of the end effector.

M35 Manipulator with end effector for gripping an auto
chassis component
M35 Manipulator with end effector for gripping an auto chassis component
End effector for engine blocks with 180 rotation by Givens Engineering Inc.
End effector for engine blocks with 180 rotation by Givens Engineering Inc.

Types of Manipulators

Brake Press Manipulators

Brake press manipulators use a patented end effector that moves a sheet through a brake press. The brake press manipulator is a style of manipulator that allows one operator to perform the tasks efficiently that would normally be performed by two.

Slide-Column Manipulators

The Side-Column manipulator was designed by Givens Engineering to provide a rigid column with high mobility. It combines the best features of manipulators with the great travel of a crane. Slide-column manipulators are particularly helpful when it comes to larger loads, minimizing the swinging that would normally make it difficult to place a load.

Specially-Mounted Manipulators

At Givens Engineering, we can create custom and specially-mounted manipulators to suit your unique projects. Our specially-mounted manipulators can be mounted on a crane to allow for exceptional travel and can also be mounted on taller columns when greater height is required.

What Can Industrial Manipulators Do?

  • They can reach into enclosed spaces (such as a vehicle)
  • They can reach under obstructions
  • They offer greater placement precision than is possible with a crane
  • Generally, they offer faster cycle times than cranes

End Effectors

The end effector is an important component of the manipulator; no manipulator is complete without one. An end effector will consist of handlebars, gripper and rotation components and the cost of the end effector is roughly equal to that of the manipulator arm. While the manipulator arm is stocked on the shelf, the end effector must be custom-designed to best suit the part that is being lifted. At Givens Engineering, we mass-manufacture stock end effector components, such as handlebars, grippers, bearing assemblies and rotation units. We perform extensive research and test all of these items to ensure our products are performing optimally.

M35 End effector that grips and tilts by Givens Engineering Inc.
M35 End effector that grips and tilts by Givens Engineering Inc.

Givens Engineering Manipulator Models

We have 6 standard models of manipulators available in increasing moment capacities (in general, the model numbers refer to thousands of inch-pounds of moment capacity).

  • Model TA5
  • M25
  • M35
  • M60
  • M120
  • M200
An M120 Manipulator floats a truck instrument panel into the cab by Givens Engineering Inc.
An M120 Manipulator floats a truck instrument panel into the cab by Givens Engineering Inc.
M35 hanging from a Cantilevered Manipulator St (CMS); end effector grips  tilts seat frame.
M35 hanging from a Cantilevered Manipulator St (CMS); end effector grips tilts seat frame.
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