PowerGrip
Competitive Selection Guide
Determine which technology best suits your application

Attachment Features Helac PowerGrip® Cylinder Style Hydraulic Thumb
Mounting Configuration
Integral with Bucket
Attached to Dipper Arm
Weight Penalty of Attachment
Minor
Moderate
Constant Swing Speed
Yes
No
Constant Clamp Force Thru Full Rotation
Yes
No
Single Function Control in Handling Materials
Yes
No
Holding Torque Approx. 3x Clamp Force
Yes
No
Integral Load Holding and Pressure Control Manifold
Yes
No
Operating Mechanism
Integral with Sliding Spline Rotary Actuator
Exposed Cylinder and Rod
Pins, Bushings and Linkage in Mechanism
No
Yes
More than Two Grease Fittings
No
Yes