Metal sheet manipulators can be magnetic, but they are usually handled with multiple suction systems. Basically there are two types of equipment:
- Manipulator suspended from an existing crane or bridge crane
- Manipulator on a self-supporting support
- Manipulator with suspended ceiling bridge system
In terms of capacity, the ranges usually go between 50 and 150 kgs and then heavier loads, 200, 300, 500 kgs.
The most common application of a plate manipulator is for palletizing or depalletizing. The use of these equipments is sometimes done in combination with mesass leevadoras that allow to level heavy loads (for example a pile of metal plates)