TDA Buddy hydraulically powered manipulators are designed to allow a worker to hold and maneuver parts — up to 1000 lbs. — in 3-dimensions and help him perform even precise material handling placement with virtually no strain injuries. These manipulators are best suited for heavy-duty industrial material handling applications. The throttle style control feature facilitates variable speed motion control to ensure precise handling.
TDA Buddy’s energy-efficient hydraulic manipulators are powered by on-demand hydraulic pump systems that conserve energy and pump life. Depending on the specific part handling requirements, TDA Buddy can custom build hydraulic manipulators with hydraulic cylinder grippers and special fixtures — turning a two-or three-person material handling job into a one-person job.
TDA Buddy pneumatic manipulators have maximum ten-foot reach radius, a vertical travel of 64”, and rotation up to 360°. End effectors (tooling) are offered with vacuum, mechanical, or pneumatically actuated grippers.
About TDA Buddy, Inc.
TDA Buddy, Inc. has been building manipulator systems and custom end effector tooling since 1985 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We are the acknowledged leader in designing, developing and building manipulator systems for industry. We’ve built thousands of systems for many of the world’s largest manufacturers in dozens of industry classifications.
We offer you our ability to provide honest Midwest U.S. values and solid, proven experience to your unique requirements for manipulator systems.