Preston-Eastin Manipulator 8′ x 8′
- Part #: PRE MA88LD
Model PRE MA 88 LD 8′ x 8′ 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.
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 so that the operator does not have to hold it in his or her hands while the part is moving beneath the torch. The part being welded is usually moved or rotated under the torch by use of a positioner or a set of tank turning rolls. By using a manipulator as a fixture to hold the equipment steady, the 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.
This 8 x 8 Preston Eastin Manipulator includes an industry best 3-year warranty! Let this machine be the starting point to assemble your next automatic welding station. Give us a call, send us an email or stop in and see us to find out more about this machine. We look forward to hearing from you.
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