Vacuum lifters, also referred to as vacuum tube lifters are an excellent solution in the workplace to strains and pains caused by repetitive reaching, bending, lifting, pushing and other consequences of placing your body in awkward postures.
Vacuum tube lifters are an excellent choice as a suspended-load handling aid for applications where the load is positioned below the lifting assembly’s centre of gravity. However, they can be used for a variety of different jobs, from lightweight repetitive lifting to heavy duty lifting, including:
- Heavy box handling
- Delicate glass manoeuvring
- Wood panels
- Light metal sheets
- Cardboard boxes
- Airport baggage
There are numerous benefits to using vacuum lifters in the workplace. Their ergonomic design makes them extremely safe, reducing the incident of workplace injury and improving efficiency in your workplace. Vacuum lifters cause less stress on the back when lifting heavy work pieces. They allow the operator to easily lift, move and position large amounts of weight without feeling any fatigue or strain. An excellent safety feature offered on vacuum lifters is that their non-return valve will prevent loads from being dropped even if the power fails. These lifters result in safer and faster handling times and less people needed to carry out lifts, therefore the same number of people can achieve more work, increasing the overall efficiency of your workforce.
The smooth mechanism and easy operating of the vacuum lifter results in less damage to cargo, meaning there will be less deficient products. The increase in speed and precision will be noticeable because vacuum tube lifters are designed for safety, speed, precision and power conservation. Vacuum lifters are designed with flexibility in mind. Each unit can perform different applications using different attachments and power options and they range widely in size and shape.
Selecting the right lifting attachment can have a huge economic impact on your business. Each load is gripped and lifted with the vacuum and tube only so there is no need to use ropes, chain hoists, manipulators or lifting cylinders during operation. The units can be attached to a wall, column-mounted crane or small crane system, making them flexible and easy to use, especially when space is a valuable commodity. The units can be powered using an electrical pump or pneumatic multi stage ejector. Vacuum lifters can also be fitted with custom tooling to lift almost any industrially manufactured product.
Operator handles or grippers also vary for different jobs and to suit the particular handler’s needs and preference. Grippers can be easily changed from two to one alternating grippers allowing operators to easily switch between mechanical suspension hooks and vacuum operated baggage grippers. There are a number of types of operator handles, including:
- Twist grip: ideal for fast and precise handling of light and heavy loads. The load is lowered simply by lowering the wrist and lifted by raising it, which enhances safety and a healthy posture at all working heights
- Operator handles operated right over the workplace: the best choice for heavy loads in rough surroundings. The load is lowered by pushing the handle down and lifted by raising it
- One-hand operating handle: used for fast operation of light weight objects that must be moved frequently
- Pivot handles: used when it comes to handling work pieces at great heights
One-finger controllers can be used to control the up and down movements of the lifting tube and release transport materials from the suction pad, allowing for the precision lifting, handling, sliding, turning and lowering of all goods.
The benefits of vacuum lifters are numerous. Their safety, ergonomic design, efficiency and flexibility make them a must have in any workplace where lifting and repetitive movement is a part of the job.
Post time: 02-15-2017