Yaplex Limited - Ergonomic Engineering - Vertical Balancer


Lifting, Handling, Manipulating



The Russell Vertical Balancer Series OSVB
Loads from 10 Kgs up to 2 Tonne


The Russell Vertical Balancer can be supplied either on its own for connecting below a crane hook or with either a column mounted swing jib arm, a double knuckle jointed arm or overhead mounted onto a gantry system.

This low cost balancer/manipulator allows loads to be lifted and tilted with ease. Because of the method of construction it allows loads to be off set from the vertical mast by as much as 500mm.

It is ideal for such operations as machine tool loading, reaching into or under racking, lifting from enclosures, loading/unloading paint lines and loading presses etc.

The handler incorporates an auto weight sense pneumatic circuit, which once the load has been lifted, allows movement via gentle hand pressure on the component in any direction, up or down.

The system is completely failsafe and will never release the product in mid air due to loss of air supply or any other reason.

In the event of air supply failure, the handler will retain the product and gradually lower to the floor in a controlled manner.

Alternative circuits are also available.





Technical Specification



The above tables are for standard machines. Specials are built and designed to order. We can supply systems to lift up to 2000kgs.

We offer a choice of pneumatic circuits including pre-set weight selectors, auto weight sense and power up/down with balance switch.

Our vertical balancers can be supplied with a hook for you to fit your own tooling/end effector or we can design and build tooling for any application including vacuum heads, pneumatic clamp, internal mandrel grippers and magnets etc.

Suitable for use in hazardous areas. Can be supplied with full ATEX certification.

All our products are completely fail safe and are supplied with full CE certification and certificate. Our equipment conforms to EC Machinery directives and meets all other current standards.