FlexArm Balancing Arm

Handheld grinders are powerful tools used in just about every metalworking environment. It is cumbersome and tiring work that puts considerable strain on the user. In a time where companies cannot afford lost time due to injuries, ergonomic solutions are now more important than ever.

Why use a FlexArm Balancing Arm?

1. Dramatically increases Productivity 

  • – Operators can use a grinder for longer periods of time without becoming fatigued.
  • – Balancing Arms make even the heaviest of tools feel weightless. This allows operators to use more powerful grinders for faster and safer operation.

2. Reduce or eliminate many common grinding related injuries

  • Lifting just a small grinder for several hours a day can put the body under a lot of stress. 
  • – The arm reduces the number of tool-related injuries and the costly medical expenses that come from it.

3. Reduce tool damage and grinding disc usage

  • -The arm supports the tool, so tools are no longer dropped when in use, which helps save money on tool repair costs.
  • – Since tools can be held in an optimal position, grinding disc usage can be reduced.

4. Improve Employee Satisfaction – Reduce Absenteeism

  • – Absenteeism is reduced because employees can operate the tool for longer periods of time. Restricted duty employees that were unable to perform the task without the aid of an arm can return to work.

5. Improves Quality

  • -A grinding operator can grind more precisely when he only has to support a fraction of the weight.

The FlexArm B-19-RG is the best accessory to have when grinding and is becoming a new best practice in facilities all across the country. 

The Balance Arm is non-restricting and gives the operator a complete range of motion allowing for freedom of movement. Save costs and reduce injuries today with the B-19-RG FlexArm. 

If you are interested in a counterbalancing solution that will reduce operator fatigue and injury, contact us by Requesting A Quote or give us a call at 1-800-837-2503.

One response to “FlexArm Balancing Arm”

  1. Alan Cole says:

    Hi I am interested in the ergonomic balancing arm. Is there a supplier in Australia?
    If not do you ship to Australia?
    We have several demanding grinding operations with 7″ grinders. Could you please supply a price.

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Standard Features

  • Hand Pendant
  • 22″ Touch Screen Monitor
  • Omron FlexCNC Controller
  • Mobile Control Panel
  • Through Spindle Coolant 
  • Auto Tool Changer 
  • Flood Coolant
HP
Max RPM
FT/LBS
Series

18

4000

92

C-20-02 / C-10-02

18

6000

61

C-20-02 / C-10-02

33

12000

61

CM-20-02

Auto Stand-Off – This is currently defined to be surface stand-off and not to be confused with vector stand-off in 5-axis mode. The current auto stand-off is based on a changing surface and will adjust vertically based on the angle of the “A” Axis, so there is five (5) axis taken into account during the calculations, but this is not the same as the tool vector stand-off. There is the ability to do the vector stand-off change while the machine is running manually with buttons on the screen.

Z-Reader Probe – The Z-Reader is a device for mapping the location of the surface. It can be controlled manually & programmatically. The option is NOT active while cutting & is retracted out of harm’s way. It can be triggered to verify the surface at every pierce before the cutting process starts, or it could be used to drive surface mapping of the whole part before cutting starts. It begins with initialization or zeroing of the device to the surface at the beginning of a program and then accumulates or tracks the difference from that zeroing effort.

Automatic Edge Finder – The edge finder is or can be utilized manually (Jogging Method & Screen Buttons), programmatically (M & G codes), or fully automatic routine (dedicated program). This option sets offsets & program rotation to match the orientation & location on the cutting table.

AC Unit Installed on Electrical Cabinet – The unit is mounted on the cabinet’s High Power (480v) side. It is close to the location where the drives are mounted. This option keeps the cabinet temperature stable and allows heat dissipation faster. The servo drives for all axes are the most significant contributors to heat inside the electrical cabinet.

5-Axis Renishaw CalibrationThe calibration unit is a Renishaw model APCA45 with a modified spherical stylus. The device has a retractable cover and air purge to clear debris & dust during the activation process. It mounts to a swing arm controlled by a pneumatic rotary, so it is out of the way during regular operation and swings into the calibration position for calibration only. 

HP
Max RPM
FT/LBS
Series

18

4000

92

G-20-06 / G-10-06

18

6000

61

G-20-06 / -10-06

40

4000

217

GM-20-06 / G-20-06 / G-10-06

40

6000

145

G-20-06 / G-20-06 / G-10-06