The 1600's big brother is the 2000. It has load capabilities of up to
10,000 lbs and can reach 30 feet.
CLICK ON IMAGE FOR THE WORKING ENVELOPES OF THE MAN-MATE 1600,1800, AND 2000.
is made of the highest quality industrial parts. Some Man-Mate machines
have been in service for over 30 years working in heavy industrial forging
and casting applications. Some of those have been working around the clock
supporting facilities with triple production shifts. Down time is very
rare, and because of the Man-Mate's simple design, repairs are usually
Not shown is a Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) necessary to operate the Man-Mate.The
HPU can be placed elsewhere in the facility in order to both free up space
and help reduce noise on the production floor.
The cab will
most likely be the only cause of problem on the Man-Mate. Fighting may
break out over who gets to operate this machine with air-conditioning,
sound insulation, comfortable seating and even an outlet for a radio. A
coffee cup holder is also an option.
The joy-stick seen in the cab is how the operator controls the Man-Mate.
However the grip is moved is how the end-effector moves. The buttons on
the grip provide for different end-effector motions such as roll, pitch,
grab, and release. The control is a force feedback controller. If the Man-Mate
is lifting 500 lbs, the operator may feel as if he's lifting 5 lbs. This
is known as telepresence. It allows for a much greater degree of control
over the operation than without any feedback. It works so well that almost
anyone can use the Man-Mate to some degree in a matter of minutes.
a variety of boom lengths and options to allow the Man-Mate to be adapted
to your specific application. Furthermore, the Man-Mate can be adapted
to operate remotely when there is a dangerous environment as in hazardous
waste removal or nuclear clean-up. The Man Mate can be fitted to tracks
or wheels so that it is independently mobile. For precice positioning
of parts, the Man-Mate can be outfitted with a video camera at the end-effector
with a monitor in the cab so that the operator can feel as if he is right
by the part instead of 20 feet away.
The Applications are Endless...
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