Koike Aronson Ransome, headquartered in Arcade NY, recently introduced the Cricket-II, a new welding manipulator that is designed for use with Subarc, TIG and MIG welding applications.
The Cricket-II from Koike offers the most stability in its class, the company said, with the ability to produce consistent welds and maintain joint alignment. It is equipped with a lift speed of 20 inches per minute, and a variable speed-powered reach option offers adjustable speeds from 3 to 120 inches per minute.
With a load capacity of 500 pounds, the Cricket-II can accommodate all welding processes. It also features CAM roller guidance and through-the-boom cable management. With NEMA-12 electrical enclosures, the Cricket-II is designed for safe operation indoors with built-in protection from foreign debris, dust and water infiltration. The new welding manipulator also comes with a mast rotation option, which allows the operator to swing the boom out of the work area or to work efficiently between two stations with one manipulator. Other options include travel cars, cross slides, digital speed controls and self-standing bases.
The Cricket-II is manufactured in the United States, allowing for accessible service, parts and support. Koike said it works collaboratively with customers to find the right solution with customized machines and services.