Designer and manufacturer of manipulators, Dalmec innovates. Pharmaceutical, perfumery and cosmetics manufacturers have handling and lifting solutions adapted to their problems, in particular all-stainless steel manipulators and grippers designed to grasp and move all types of products and containers.
Lifting and moving heavy objects has never been easier. Pneumatic manipulators on industrial sites make it easy for handlers to carry loads without weight-related risks. The promise of the designers of this type of equipment: to reduce physical effort and the risk of MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) and to improve the working conditions of operators.
It is in this field that Dalmec, an Italian company that has been designing and manufacturing manipulators since the early 1960s, has specialized. With manipulators equipped with different types of gripping devices designed to measure and adapted to the products to be handled, workstations, and industrial sectors.
"Our range today consists of 10 models of manipulators. Each model is available according to the mass of the loads to be handled (up to 1,500 kg!), the working environment, the area to be covered and the conditions of use for example. Each manipulator is offered in four variants: fixed on the ground, fixed/fixed, aerial/mobile, and mobile on the ground, or even on rails for the smallest footprints, in order to adapt to the specific problems of manufacturers", says Paola Tullio, sales manager.
Specific gripping solutions
In their standard version the manipulators are equipped with a simple hook but most often (about 70% of applications), we associate the manipulators with gripping tools that are developed according to the part handled and the operations to be performed on the workstation. The gripping tool is specific to each application. Capable of reproducing all the operations carried out by the operator, gripping tools are the natural extension of the human hand. They are developed according to the accessibility, measurements, characteristics and geometry of the parts to be handled.
The objective of the Italian firm: to provide a complete device (manipulator and gripping system adapted specifically to the load to be lifted) able to assist operators when it comes to lifting, turning, tilting or positioning loads of all kinds and dimensions ranging from 5 kg to 1,500 kg.
One of its latest products: the MegaPartner pneumatic manipulator with articulated arms offers, in fact, the possibility of handling loads up to 1,500 kg. It also makes it possible to cover an important work area: its range of action can reach 5 meters for a load of 650 kg. The operator can move his load, even cantilevered – which allows the MegaPartner manipulator to stand out from more traditional handling systems. In addition, the MaxiPartner range, designed and made for particularly difficult manipulations, has been completely revised to offer more flexibility and maneuverability in its use.
Manipulators for the cosmetic industry
Taking, lifting and discharging drums, handling cans, bags, cartons in the context of the preparation of mixtures, various manipulations in the field of order preparation... manipulators are now present in all laboratories and factories of perfumery and cosmetics manufacturers.
"As for all industrial sectors, we are called upon when there is a part to handle, problems of carrying loads and a desire to improve working conditions. We offer, for example, manipulators for the handling of drums allowing their transfer, their lifting above a tank and then their partial or total discharge, a type of equipment that is found in the cosmetic industry for the preparation of mixtures. The gripping tool is suitable for taking drums of different diameters, whether they are made of plastic, metal or cardboard. Given the height constraints available under the ceiling in weighing plants, the manipulator is generally offered in a low version. Thus, it fits perfectly into the work environment," explains Paola Tullio.
Gripping, lifting, maintaining height, moving and rotating loads can be performed by an industrial manipulator. In the fields of pharmacy and cosmetics, a particularity: special requirements in terms of hygiene and safety. For this type of industry, as for the food industry, for example, Dalmec has developed all-stainless steel manipulators as well as manipulators that meet Atex standards.
In the case of all-stainless steel devices, the structure is made of stainless steel Aisi 304 with some rare elements in stainless steel Aisi 420/421. The welds are mainly carried out according to the Mag and Mig process in an inert gas atmosphere. The most important welds from an aesthetic and functional point of view are ground and polished. Visible surfaces are glossy and brushed. All manipulators designed by Dalmec can be offered in a stainless steel range.