Vulcan Engineering has made major changes to our Manipulators with a digital control system that exploits the latest practical capabilities while maintaining simplicity and ease of use.
Action® Manipulators have undergone a major evolution, driven by reliability, maintainability, efficiency and cost of ownership. At every turn, we have minimized the component count, maximizing commonality and availability, and ensuring ease of maintenance.
The majority of manipulators in the marketplace are based on 1980’s technology, with minor, incremental improvements in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Combining the input of our customer base with the best of industrial technology in all areas, we have created the new world standard for severe duty manipulators.
The new control design has been engineered with the hand control as the primary user interface. The hand control is instantly intuitive as the operator’s hand motion directly corresponds to the boom motion. An intuitive, user-friendly HMI provides real information during normal operation as well as error/alarm events for improved ease of use.
Several standard models with 500 to 3000kg payload capacity are available with sweep envelopes to meet individual customers’ requirements. Attachments are also available for a wide variety of applications such as hot casting grapples, Riser knockoff Impactors™, and Combination Grapple/Impactors™.
Vulcan’s new Digital Series Action® Manipulator is a truly up-to-date design. It offers the latest technology in mechanical and hydraulic components, and incorporates industry-standard digital controls that are open, customizable, and expandable with no proprietary components. Vulcan Engineering Co. has the depth and breadth of experience and personnel to collaborate with customers on configuring, deploying and supporting this equipment. For more information on Action® Manipulators or any other Vulcan product or system please visit our website at www.vulcangroup.com.