Booster Manipulator Explained

Booster manipulators, commonly referred to as robots, balance cranes, or balance boosters, are manual transfer machines. While the latter term may be popular in China, it is not commonly used in professional settings.

Booster Manipulator

This is a new power-assisted device designed for material handling and to facilitate labor-saving operations. The device operates on the principle of force balance, which allows the operator to push and pull weights while maintaining mobile positioning in space.

The device creates a floating state for heavy objects when raised or lowered, and the gas path ensures zero operating force (depending on processing technology and design costs, the operating force is typically less than 3 kg). However, the operating force may vary depending on the weight of the workpiece.

No specialized jog operation is required. Instead, the operator can manually push and pull the weight to position it correctly in any location within the space.

Mainly include:

1) Orbital walking system;

2) Robotic host;

3) The clamp part;

4) The execution part;

5) Pneumatic control system.

System security

  1. The system is equipped with a load display that indicates the load status to inform the operator whether the material can be lifted or unloaded. The display turns red when the system is under load.
  2. A load pressure gauge is installed to indicate the working condition of the compressed air.
  3. The system is also equipped with a safety misoperation protection device to prevent injury to people or equipment resulting from malfunctions. If the worker mistakenly operates the release button before confirming the installation condition (i.e., before the workpiece is installed), the workpiece cannot be unloaded (applicable only to the power clamp).
  4. A gas loss protection device is included in the system. In case the main air supply source is unexpectedly shut off, the main arm cannot move, and the robot will stop working to avoid any accidental injury.
  5. The equipment is equipped with a safety control system to ensure safety during operation. The system prevents sudden changes in the load or no-load pressure due to malfunction, thereby preventing the robot from causing rapid rise or fall and damaging people, equipment, or products.

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