zeroG vs. Torque Arms


Torque arms are commonly used in a variety of manufacturing environments. While valuable for certain repetitive, high-torque tasks where angular freedom is not required, torque arms have restrictions that limit their utility.  zeroG offers unmatched freedom of motion and true zero gravity support, which means that works can maneuver tools more freely and effectively.


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FeatureszeroGTorque Arms
Freedom of Motion
Full Freedom of Motion: The operator is able to maneuver his tool with every degree and angle of freedom needed – just without the weight.
Limited: Torque arms were designed to provide support – not freedom of motion. The delay between the operator’s action and the arms’ reaction can also create difficulties – especially for repeated or precision tasks.
Mounting Flexibility
Total Flexibility in Mounting: zeroG®'s universal mounting system and small footprint enable seamless integration in almost any manufacturing environment.
Overhead Mounting Required: Torque arms often require overhead mounting or bulky infrastructure.
Power Source
Zero Energy Required: zeroG® is 100% mechanical and requires no electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic power source to operate.
Required: The need for a power source – hydraulic, pneumatic or electric – adds to the complexity and expense of operation.
Payload Capacity
Low-to-Medium Weight: zeroG® technology was designed to support tools, parts and other payloads up to 36 lbs.
Wide Range: Torque arms vary greatly in their payload capacity. Some arms support tools weighing a few pounds while others can support several hundred pounds. The utility of a torque arm increases greatly with increased payloads.


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