How Articulating Arms Can Improve Your Plant’s Workflow


Designed for parts that are centered on the drop link rather than being overhung or cantilevered, articulating arms are great for material handling jobs that require the arm stay above the work area. TDA Buddy manufactures articulating arms in several models, from 2-arm to 4-arm, that are capable of lifting up to 500 pounds. Utilized in a wide range of industries, such as aerospace and automotive, articulating arms have proven themselves to be assets when it comes to the timely completion of countless applications. In this post, we’re going to look at five of the major advantages offered by articulating arms from TDA Buddy.

1. Cost effective

In comparison to a fully automated, robotic system, articulating arms are only a fraction of the price. Capable of performing the same tasks, not only do you save yourself money, you save your employee’s time.

2. Easy to operate

Unlike robots, TDA Buddy’s articulating arms don’t require weeks of intensive training. Intuitive and simple, your employees can get to work without causing any unexpected, costly downtime.

3. Increase operator safety

Ergonomic and engineered for safety, our pneumatic and hydraulic manipulators reduce instances of injury due to repetitive stress and strain.

4. Multiple points of articulation

With multiple joint arms, our articulating arms are flexible enough to perform a number of tasks along your production line. This means that, in the future, your articulating arm can be repurposed to new, more profitable tasks.

5. Customizable

Available in both pneumatic and electric hoist, our articulating arms allow for a massive range of customizability, including the addition of tool balancers, end effectors, tool loaders and more.

At TDA Buddy, we’ve been in the material handling and industrial manipulator business since 1985. With thirty years of experience, we can help you determine the best solution for your plant’s production line. If you’ve been looking for novel ways to increase productivity and improve worker safety, contact us today to learn how we can help.

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