Koike Aronson Ransome, a global provider in cutting, welding, and positioning equipment, announced the Cricket-II — a new welding manipulator that is ideal for use with Subarc, TIG, and MIG welding applications.
The Cricket-II from Koike offers the most stability in its class, 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 three 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.
This 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 works collaboratively with their customers to find the right solution with customized machines and services. They offer a distinct advantage with in-house maintenance training at their headquarters in Arcade, NY.