How is a TDA Buddy manipulator different from a hoist?

A manipulator is similar to a hoist in that it can lift things up and down but there are two very important differences. First, a manipulator can reach horizontally into spaces like presses or dunnage. A hoist only goes up and down and can't reach in. Second, because a TDA Buddy manipulator holds your parts rigid in space, the tooling can pitch, roll, or yaw your parts for placing in a different orientation than pick up position.