The Cooke Corporation manufactures floor supported and overhead, mounted manipulators. Standard designs include column mounted articulating arms and carriage mounted Vertical Mast Manipulators. Both of these styles support articulated arms designed to handle off-center or cantilevered loads. Although the concept of these styles is similar, each manipulator features design elements and end effectors that are unique to the particular application. In most applications, the capacities range from 50-lbs to 500-lb. Although capacities beyond 500-lbs are possible, the ergonomics of overcoming the system's inertia becomes a consideration.