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Considering Full Automation? Save Money with an Industrial Manipulator!

Industrial Manipulators
8/3/2017

If you're considering a fully-automated, robotic system to streamline your operation, you should investigate the benefits of industrial manipulators. Simplifying your employee's tasks, industrial manipulators allow you to gain the benefits of automation... at a fraction of the price. If your employees are performing repeatable, manual tasks, such as moving products, preparing products for shipment, or positioning them within your facility, manipulators absolutely offer a host of benefits over full automation.

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Need an Industrial Manipulator, Articulating Arm, or Custom End Effector?

Industrial Manipulator
7/6/2017

While you may be unfamiliar with these odd sounding names, TDA Buddy has been developing and manufacturing industrial manipulators and related systems in Kalamazoo, Michigan for over 30 years. TDA Buddy Industrial manipulators are designed to assist in the process of efficiently and safely moving material and equipment into position in an industrial and/or manufacturing environment.

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Reap the Benefits of a Versatile, Durable Industrial Manipulator from TDA Buddy

Industrial Manipulator
5/2/2017

If you run a production line, you know how difficult it can be to replace, maintain, and update your industrial manipulators. With the number of options available, determining which features, benefits, and qualities are important to you can be a real challenge. Even more difficult is calculating the cost savings that each model – and manufacturer – offers. Whether you're looking to replace an outdated hydraulic manipulator, require a new machine capable of three-dimensional manipulation, or you're interested in a cost-efficient articulating arm, full knowledge of the equipment that you're considering is essential.

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Looking for Versatility? Consider Using a Hydraulic Manipulator!

Hydraulic Manipulator
3/6/2017

Unlike robots, hydraulic manipulators are known for their adaptability. Robots, typically, are locked into a single purple: lift an object, rotate an object, or place an object onto an assembly line. They are, in most cases, very good at what they do. But... what they do is limited. Hydraulic manipulators, on the other hand, have the ability to adapt to your changing needs. Their instructions don't come from lines of programming. Rather, they are instructed by their operators and, as your operator's will changes, their instructions – and purposes – can change, as well.

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Need Help Deciding if an Industrial Manipulator is Worth the Cost? Start Here!

Industrial Manipulators
2/7/2017

Without a doubt, every operator knows that industrial manipulators can be costly. Even though they are a less expensive alternative to robots, there's still equipment, installation, and training costs. While it's easy to look at these costs and say, "I'll put this off for another year," it's often more effective – and cost-efficient – to implement the system and reap the long-term savings that it allows. In today's post, we're going to look at how you can determine the potential return on investment that will be afforded to you by implementing a new industrial manipulator into your production line.

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Source Your Hydraulic Manipulators from the Industry’s Best

Hydraulic Manipulators
1/6/2017

Manufacturing the best hydraulic manipulators in the world is a challenge that TDA Buddy accepted a long time ago. Perfecting our designs, engineering and reengineering them to perfection is an arduous, Herculean task. While the results of these efforts speak for themselves, there are other, equally important, efforts that we've made to ensure that our customers have the best experience possible. Beyond creating great industrial manipulators, we strive to provide the best customer service in the industry. Combining these two efforts, we are confident that we offer top-notch service paired with long-lasting, dependable solutions to our clients' material handling needs.

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Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries and Keep Your Line Moving with a Hydraulic Manipulator

Hydraulic Manipulator
12/9/2016

For many businesses, an unexpected cost – like a workers' compensation claim – can be crippling. Cutting into your profits and limiting your workforce, these claims can stifle your productivity and lead to downtime that frustrates both you and your customers. In fact, OSHA has estimated that over $1 billion is spent every week to employees who have suffered injuries on the job.

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Robots, Hoists and Hydraulic Manipulators… What’s the Difference?

Hydraulic Manipulators
11/11/2016

If you've been considering new methods to handle your operation's material handling demands, you've undoubtedly investigated hoists, robots and hydraulic manipulators. Weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each of these machines can be a lengthy – and intimidating – process. Depending on your application, one may address all of your needs... but be out of your price range. Another may be within your price range... but only address a fraction of your needs. While this can be frustrating, it is essential to understand the major differences between technologies so that, in the end, you can make a well-reasoned and informed decision.

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TDA Buddy, Purpose-Built to Streamline Industrial and Manufacturing Production Lines

Industrial Manipulators
9/20/2016

The team at TDA Buddy has been in the manipulator system business for over thirty years. Having built custom solutions to meet the needs of countless manufacturers and industrial facilities, we are certain of one thing: when a client comes to us, we can help them streamline their operation and – more importantly – we can save them money. As industrial manipulators require less training, less intensive maintenance and a lower upfront investment, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide cost-efficient solutions to otherwise challenging manufacturing issues.

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Prevent Muscular Stress on Your Workers with Ergonomic Industrial Manipulators

Articulating Arms
8/17/2016

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, back injuries are the most common safety issue in the American workplace. With the compensation costs involved – totaling over $52 billion per year – it's no surprise that employers all across the country are looking for effective ways to prevent these types of injuries. Sure, you could invest in a fully-automated operation... but the upfront costs are intimidating and, worse yet, the ongoing costs of maintenance and software updates could result in a financial wash.

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