Manual Manipulators

Manual manipulators are lifting tools that in themselves can be turned, swung or otherwise moved by hand to help position the load. Using intelligent design, the effort needed to manipulate the load can be kept at a minimum.
Manual manipulators allow the user the advantage of a tactile sense of the load while positioning it. These solutions require that the user has easy access to the lifting tool when the load must be manipulated. In cases where this is not possible, e.g. lifting to a height were access is restricted, electrical manipulators are preferred. In some cases, electrical manipulators also offer the advantage of manipulating the load faster. For an overview of our electrical manipulators, see here.

 For an overview of our manual manipulators, see below:

The manual roll manipulator allows for easy lifting and turning of rolls. A good solution if the operator has easy access to the lifting tool while turning and gripping are performed.
The manual rotation unit lets you rotate a load in a controlled and precise manner. This tool can be combined with a number of other lifting tools, such as grippers and double mandrels.
The manual tipping unit is typically combined with a linear clamp to facilitate forward tipping of a load after clamping. This manual solution allows the operator to tip the load by turning a handle on the side of the unit.
This modified crane arm lets the user slide the suspended load back and forth, allowing for precise positioning.
Normally combined with a manual clamp, the simple tipping unit facilitates a basic forward tipping motion of the load. Ideally suited for lighter loads, this solution allows for quick and easy tipping.
The SU allows for a lateral swinging motion of the load. This lifting tool is typically combined with a CA (Crane arm) or an MRM (Manual roll manipulator). A pin locks the movement in the central position.
The V-block, or V-platform, is designed to lift and rotate rolls around a horizontal axis. However this tool will work well with many other cylindrical loads.