Designed & Manufactured
in the United States & Canada

Givens Lifting Systems Inc, Toledo, OH
419-724-9001

USA

Manipulators

Industrial Manipulators

Industrial manipulators are pneumatically-balanced manual lift assists. They allow an operator to lift position a part as if it were an extension of his/her hs.

Manipulators are the high-speed, high-performance manual material-hling solution.

Manipulators render the load virtually weightless from the point of view of the operator. Normally, there are no up/down pushbuttons. The operator can concentrate on moving the load quickly without pressing buttons.

Unlike a crane, a manipulator is able to support a load that is 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.
While the manipulator arm is stocked on the shelf, the end effector must be custom-designed for the part to be lifted.

However, we mass-manufacture stock end effector components, such as hlebars, grippers, bearing assemblies, rotation units, all of which have been previously researched tested.

End Effectors

No manipulator is complete without an end effector. The end effector consists of hlebars, gripper rotation components. The cost of the end effector is roughly equal to the cost of the manipulator arm.
M35 End effector that grips and tilts by Givens Engineering Inc.
M35 End effector that grips and tilts by Givens Engineering Inc.

Manipulators... 

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