Yaplex Limited - Ergonomic Engineering - Low Headroom Pneumatic Manipulator


Lifting, Handling, Manipulating



The Russell Workhandler RWH Series
Loads from 10 Kgs up to 400 Kgs


The Russell Workhandler for many years has been recognised as the "Rolls Royce" of all manipulators.

Re-engineered to suit modern ergonomic concerns and requirements this machine is now the high-tec solution to all your manipulating problems. Completely failsafe and ergonomically friendly.


The Russell Workhandler can be supplied as either a column floor mounted system, overhead mounted in a fixed position or gantry mounted onto overhead steelwork.

It allows loads to be lifted and tilted with ease, they can be off set by as much as 500mm. This makes it ideal for such operations as machine tool loading, reaching into/under racking, lifting from enclosures, loading and unloading paint lines, loading presses etc.

At all times the load is held perfectly level. 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 or the controls in any direction, up or down.


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 life up to 2000kgs. Our Low Headroom Workhandlers can be supplied mounted on a mobile base plate for movement via fork lift or pallet truck.

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

Our range of Workhandlers 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.