Balance Arm - Ergonomic Lift Assist

Balance Arm - Ergonomic Lift Assist
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The Balance Arm Series RBA

Loads from 10 Kgs up to 500 Kgs

The Balance Arm is a pneumatic manipulator developed specifically to assist operators lift awkward / heavy loads in a production process. It can be mounted on an overhead gantry system or column mounted to the floor. It is lightweight and easy to use allowing for intuitive and ergonomic operation.

This pneumatic balancer / industrial manipulator allows loads to be lifted and handled with ease. Because of the method of construction, it allows for easy handling of offset loads. This makes it ideal for such operations as machine tool loading, reaching into ovens, lifting from enclosures, loading and unloading paint lines, loading presses etc.

The arm is a mild steel construction and is available with a radius of up to 5m (depending on load configurations). It features multiple articulations to give ergonomic operation within the working area. All articulations are fitted with brakes to prevent any unwanted drift or movement.

This lift assist can be supplied with bespoke grippers, vacuum attachments or magnets to customise it to suit any lifting application. All end effectors are tailor made to suit each application.

Various control circuits are available:

  • Auto weight sence (zero gravity lifting)
  • Power up / down
  • Crane and balance
  • 1 Fixed weight
  • 2 fixed weights (selector switch)
  • Bespoke circuits also available

The system is completely failsafe and will never release the product in mid-air due to loss of air supply or any other reason. Each system features product detection and grip ok sensors to prevent the operator completing an un-safe lift.

 

In the event of air supply failure, the handler will retain the product and lock in a fixed position until. Vacuum systems are designed to gradually lower to the floor in a controlled manner. 

 

Machine Ref
Lift Capacity
Vert Envelope
Air Req
Offset Capability
Rotation
Mounting
Machine Weight
Standard Radius
RBA 50
50 Kgs
MAX 1200mm
6.5 Bar
1000mm
360 deg
Overhead / Column
134 Kgs
2800mm
RBA 100
100 Kgs
MAX 1200mm
6.5 Bar
1000mm
360 deg
Overhead / Column
149 Kgs
2800mm
RBA 200
200 Kgs
MAX 1200mm
6.5 Bar
1000mm
360 deg
Overhead / Column
192 Kgs
2800mm
RBA 500
500 Kgs
MAX 1200mm
6.5 Bar
1000mm
360 deg
Overhead / Column
284 Kgs
2800mm

 

The above tables are for standard machines. Specials are built and designed to order. Yaplex can supply systems to lift up to 2000Kgs+.

Suitable for use in hazardous areas, Can be supplied with full ATEX certification.

All our products are completely fail safe and are supplied with a CE mark and certificate. During installation, all systems are load tested and supplied with a load test report and certificate of thourgh examination. All our equipment conforms to EC Macinery directives and meets all other current standards.