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Haeco Offers Famatec Friendly Ergonomic Manipulator

"The pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulator is designed to precisely counterbalance heavy loads to allow an operator to effortlessly suspend, rotate, tilt and transfer product with precision," said a Haeco spokesperson. "Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, it is the ultimate 'friend' for manipulating, transferring or installing product, from automotive assembly to pallet loading, for wheels, bags, dashboards and small engines or wood, glass plate and barrels. Three different models offer load capacities of 330, 550 and 880 pounds, with a working radius of 20 ft (6 m). Available exclusively from Haeco, the Friendly costs less than an average worker's compensation back-injury claim.

"The Friendly adapts to the operator's preferred working height and position, allowing loads to be smoothly and progressively positioned and placed during assembly, suspended for further processing or simply transferred from one location to another. Once suspended, the product can be moved manually or under power. The intuitive control console allows adjustment of the counterbalance force, rotation, tilt, braking and parking. Suspended product can be rotated 90 degrees under power or rotated continuously by hand with a powered tilting range of 0-93 degrees. The console slides on the handle to adapt to the operator's preferred working height and position, nearer or farther from the product. Product release is safe, protected by a special safety device that supports the product until it reaches its destination."

The Friendly is available with a range of mounting options, including column, overhead, tracks, wheeled or with a freestanding, fork-truck transportable base.

Various other Famatec models are designed to adapt to any irregularly shaped product, such as racks, engine blocks, castings, drums, cores and rolls, using a range of available vacuum lifts, grippers and end-of-arm tooling.

For more information contact:

Jerry Henline, President


6504 Snider Rd.

Loveland, OH 45140


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