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The latest, fully robotized version of LaCalhene's range of master/slave manipulators, the TERMAN TAO manipulator provides the operator with a permanent ideal working position and vibration filtering, thereby reducing effort and fatigue, resulting in improved accuracy and efficiency.


A computer-assisted master-slave manipulator

  • Robotic mode available
  • Improved rigidity
  • Full range high-performance force feedback
  • Perfectly fits large cells
  • Telescopic slave arm
  • Fully balanced
  • Clamping force at tongs is 20 kg
  • Both arms have 7 degrees of freedom, reproducing complete movement (comparable with the human arm)

The TERMAN TAO is a "new generation" heavy-duty long-range manipulator. The first unit was delivered in 2016 and is now commissioned.

Its new patented design, derived from the MT200 TAO with a brand new slave arm, couples high responsiveness with fully mechanical transmission, rigidity and strength.

The main innovation of this system: the slave movements are operated through a set of electrical motors, while the orders are given by the operator through the use of an electrical master arm. There is no mechanical link between master arm and slave arm.

The system provides full range high-performance force feedback to the operator.



The wide range of functional accessories makes the TERMAN TAO a precise tool for all types of operations.

Lifting device

Handling and installation lifting device

Storage trolley

Motion module storage trolley

Tongs parking fixture

Tongs and jaws parking and disconnection fixture


Maintenance toolkit

Disconnection tool

Wrist joint disconnection tool