VERSA Telemanipulator

VERSA Telemanipulator

October 9, 2017

Material Handling Toolholding/Workholding

Red Wing, Minnesota Central Research Laboratories® (CRL), a DESTACO company and global leader in remote-handling automation solutions, launched its innovative VERSA Telemanipulator, a breakthrough solution that can be customized for virtually any remote-handling application.

Available sealed or unsealed, the new VERSA offers medium-duty (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) models with lifting capacities of 20 lbs. (9.0kg) and 50 lbs. (22.7kg), respectively. Its unique three-piece design provides extensive customization, making it an ideal choice for remote-handling applications that need to meet critically specific service requirements.

Unique design features of the VERSA include manual Command Arm Z Indexing for operator height adjustment, removable/changeable wrist joints, a remote-mounted drive system, and a versatile seal tube for interchangeable use with MD or HD models.

Another key design feature is the VR8 Handle System, conceived after an ergonomic assessment conducted by The Ohio State University, SRI•Ergonomics group. CRL utilized insights from the research to hone the VR8 Handle System design. The new VR8 Handle System offers virtually infinite handle adjustability, as well as a pronounced heel to prevent slippage, longer handle length, and a quick-release clamp for fast, easy, and tool-free changeouts. The reshaped, user-friendly tang/hilt, base and activation buttons make this one of the most innovative handles ever designed.