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Manual Handling Division


The Robotics Design Manual Handling division manufactures and develops modular manual ergonomic arms for industries. These hyper-redundant ergonomic arms are very useful for simplifying jobs that involve repetitive tasks or tasks where heavy tools are used, especially in constricted spaces.


  • ANATERGOARM AEA-15 is a modular ergonomic arm that increases worker safety and productivity while using heavy tools in repetitive tasks, thanks to its no gravity load design.
  • ANATERGOARM AEA-50 is a tool-support snake-arm for hand-held tooling up to 50kg. It excels at tasks in tight spaces and bends around several obstacles while carrying heavy loads.
  • ANATERGOARM TMA-500 is a manual modular manipulator arm specialized for operations in hydro-electric turbines. It allows a single user to navigate tight spaces and obstacles while carrying payloads of 500kg.

The Manual handling division seeks to solve two problems common in industry today. They are problems associated with repetitive tasks, and with maintenance and reparation in confined spaces. Repetitive tasks in manufacturing plants have been known to cause repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel, and lead to reduced worker efficiency and costly medical procedures. Maintenance and reparation jobs that are performed in constricted spaces are typically complex due to the inflexible and spatially inefficient nature of most manual arms. This is typically solved by significantly increasing the manpower for a job, and rearranging manipulators numerous times to be able to work in different hard-to-reach places. Also, many applications involving spaces with limited manoeuvrability are unsuitable for rails and cable balancers, due to the limited flexibility of these manipulators.

Robotics Design’s ergonomic arms help simplify tasks involving both repetitive tasks and tasks where maintenance and reparation jobs are performed in limited spaces, while increasing productivity. The torque-absorbing modular design of these arms allows you to attach heavy tools such as pneumatic or hydraulic equipment, and workers are able to move this equipment in any direction and around any obstacle effortlessly, which increases worker efficiency and productivity while decreasing workplace injuries related to repetitive movements.

The hyper-redundancy and modularity of these ergonomic arms allows workers to use them in spatially limited areas where obstacle avoidance and small size are critical, such as the automotive industry or wind turbine reparation. This maximizes human resources by allowing a single arm to be used for the complete application, without having to displace the arm’s base. The high payload carrying capacity and modularity of these arms allows accessories of almost any size, weight, or shape to be attached, and accessories can be removed and replaced easily, or locked into place.

Robotics Design believes that every different job requires a different tool to be done perfectly, and therefore we are able to customize our ergonomic arms to suit any application. They can also be attached to rails depending on the application involved.


Daniel Côté Technicien mécanique centrale R.B Production LGO, Hydro Québec

The implementation of higher health and safety standards prompted us to review our working methods and modernize some of our maintenance tools, such as the one used to dismantle our brake units. Our existing tool allowed us to perform work of a limited scope and, because it was crafted in-house, development engineering was not a consideration....

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