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A vacuum lifter is a type of load-handling attachment. It is used primarily when moving goods with smooth and largely non-porous surfaces, such as panels made of sheet metal, glass and chipboard. Vacuum lifters are attached to electric cable hoists and chain hoists.
Vacuum handling using suction cups is simple. A pump sucks in the vacuum between the suction cup and the part to be lifted and stores this vacuum in a chamber dedicated for this purpose.
By creating a vacuum, the atmospheric pressure is eliminated in the suction cup enclosure. The product is then pressed against the suction cup by this same atmospheric pressure of 1 kg/cm2 (which varies from 950 to 1030 hectopascals); consequently, on a suction cup of 1m2 there is a pressure of 10,000 kg, making it capable of raising this same load.
This physical phenomenon makes handling by suction cups extremely efficient and reliable technique, capable of performing a very large number of handling operations.
The vacuum lifters that designs and manufactures are lifting devices, equipped with suction cups and operating on the principle of handling by vacuum. In other words, the loads for handling are raised by a suction cup thanks to atmospheric pressure capable of lifting 10 tonnes per 1 m2. This powerful technique that is often used to grip heavy loads in extreme conditions and on hostile or restricted terrain.
With vacuum lifters it is possible to perform the following operations :
Lifting and transporting concrete segments (with the standalone storage lifting beam)
Lifting and positioning prefabricated floor slabs, platform edges (45* angle), tactile paving slabs or vertical walls.
Turning over heavy and bulky concrete frames
Picking up one or more steel or concrete tubes to position them in an excavation or to transport them to a place of storage or loading
Demoulding and turning over through 180* of concrete parts such as telecommunications chambers, tanks, rooms, trays, vaults or containers
Demoulding and tilting concrete retaining walls
Moving cast iron steel or concrete pipes or tanks or even composite parts with complex shapes
Handling of flat sheets and segments of wind towers during their manufacture in the factory
Handling very high added value composite materials (aeronautics) without the risk of damaging them thanks to the rubber suction unit
ALL TYPES OF MATERIALS SUPPORTED
Vacuum lifters handle the gripping and movement of widely varying parts, regardless of their material including
• Concrete blocks and walls (sound barriers, prefabricated, retaining, etc)
• Telecommunications chambers
• Concrete containers, trays, pipes or cellars
• Platform edges, tactile paving slabs and railway sleepers
• Steel sheets and plates
• Steel pipelines
• PVC pipes
• Wind tower shells
• Cast iron tanks, pipes etc
has been working for more than 40 years in the service of the very large scale civil engineering and construction industries. Whether it is lifting devices for the construction of tunnels or for energy networks (or requirements in the metallurgy and aviation fields), our company undertakes to design, manufacture and provide you with a customized vacuum lifter with a guaranteed result.
|•||Walls and Concrete Slabs|
|•||Vats and Tanks|
|•||Plates and Sheets|
|•||Tubes and Pipes|