The Vacuum Lifter: Safe, Secure and Reliable.

Lifting anything heavy, awkward or large can present a problem. This is even more the case when someone is working on a production line or moving items around a warehouse. This also happens when work becomes repetitive. One solution to these problems is the vacuum lifter.

Vacuum Lifter

                                                Vacuum Lifter

A vacuum lifter is an extremely versatile piece of equipment. It is a major aid when it comes to manual handling. It moves and lifts glass sheets, timber, metal and wood sheets. It can even move 2000 kg stone slabs. The vacuum lifter first grips the material. Then the material is transferred to a crane to be safely moved to its destination. The vacuum lifter is compact, reliable and robust. It has a modular design so it can be adapted and modified according to the function it needs to perform. Ergonomic design is taken into consideration as well. It has easy to use controls and is also lightweight. Specific safety features are included such as an audible warning signal to indicate if the vacuum has insufficient power and a deactivation device. This prevents any accidental use of the equipment.

In general, vacuum lifters make the workplace a lot safer. This ensures a safe and secure grip on sheet metals, glass sheets etc. It reduces accidents from cuts and falls.

These are some examples of how this vacuum lifting technology is applied. There is the Vacumaster that rotates 180 degrees. This ensures that a piece of work is safely maneuvered by one person. Vacumaster glass is used together with a crane. Through the use of up to 8 suction pads, this piece of equipment helps to safely lift up to 600 kg of glass sheets.

Another interesting piece of equipment is the vacuum tube lifter.With this equipment, a vacuum is used to hold and lift a variety of items. This is combined with a crane or lifting system. However, pneumatic cylinders, manipulators or hoists are not needed in this type of system. There is a valve present and is placed on the control handle which makes it easier to use. An operator controls the lifting. A higher vacuum lifts the load without any difficulty. In the same way, a lower vacuum lowers the load with ease.  This is a straight-forward system.Again, there is a considerable reduction in handling injuries.

A specific example of the vacuum tube lifter is the Jumboflex vacuum lifter. This system is useful if light loads are transferred frequently. This system is used with a slewing jib crane or a light gantry crane. It can be operated by one person. It is designed to lift loads ranging from 20 kg to 50 kg. This system is ideal for the following items:

  • pallets
  • drums
  • bags
  • sacks
  • cartons
  • cases and
  • boxes

From that list, these combined systems are ideal in a warehouse situation.

There are several sack vacuum lifters Australia market offers today. For a more detailed information of all available products, check out MILLSOM MATERIALS HANDLING or please visit this website:

www.millsom.com.au/products/vacuum

tel: 1800 99 22 11.

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