The claw itself sits on a platform that can rotate manually or by a valve. The operator’s cab, equipped with a protection lid and adjustable headlight, is found in the front part of the model. The counter-clockwise rotation of the cabin switches the Manipulator’s modes:
- initial position (driving mode) – the claw’s rotation platform locked, the model moves along the track;
- 90 degree turn (free mode) – the rotation platform is unlocked;
- 180 degree turn (loading mode) – the wheels of the models are locked along with the gear in the front axle that connects to the ledge on the rails.
The rear of the model carries the lever that controls lifting, lowering, and holding of four foot supports providing extra-steadiness while operating the claw.
With its articulated claw, the Ugears Manipulator can load and move the freight crates in the Carriage with an extraordinary – up to 1 cm – preciseness. Based on the original prototypes, the Manipulator will teach you about the operational and constructional peculiarities of the real-life machines, such as cranes, excavators, robotic arms, etc; their mechanics and functionality.
Made of high quality plywood; assembly requires no glue or cutting
- 356 parts
- ~8 hour build time
- Model Size: 40 x 50 x 21 cm
- Ages 14+