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Preston-Eastin Manipulator 8′ x 8′

  • Part #: PRE MA88LD

Model MA 88 LD Preston Eastin Manipulator 

  • 8′ constant speed powered lift at 30” IPM
  • Lift ranges from 24” to 120” from the floor to the bottom side of the boom
  • 8′ variable speed powered reach
  • Reach speed varies from 4-100 IPM
  • Reaches ranges from 18” to 114” from the center of the mast
  • 300 lb. weight capacity at either or both ends
  • 360° manual rotation on a bolt down base
  • Pendant control
  • 115 volt
  • Shipping weight 1,750 lbs.

3 Year Warranty! 

This brand new 8 x 8 ft Preston Eastin Manipulator is designed to speed up the welding process in a number of ways. The purpose of a welding manipulator like this one, is to hold the welding equipment over a work piece. In addition, the weldment is usually rotated under the torch by use of a positioner or  tank turning rolls. Therefore welding can take place over a longer period of time without fatigue from the operator which can result in multiple starts and stops.

With a manipulator you only need one start and stop to complete most welds. This reduction in starts and stops minimizes the possibility of weld defects which can sometimes be caused from improper starting and stopping.  Another very common use for a welding manipulator is to use the variable speed boom as a welding axis to complete longitudinal welds. These longitudinal welds can be completed on the outside perimeter of a tank, vessel, or pipe, or you can reach inside those same work pieces to complete the internal welds which can prove to be much more difficult.

If you have any questions about this item call our toll free number at 800-288-9414. Our knowledgeable sales staff is available to help assist with any technical questions that you may have. In addition, you can email our sales staff at sales@weldplus.com

Above all, we encourage you to get a firsthand look at this machine by visiting our 44,000 square foot facility!

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