Do you want to streamline material handling procedures yet don’t know the best lifting device to use or cannot find the exact device to accomplish your tasks efficiently?
When an application involves rotating, holding and manipulating product or material, a vacuum lifter can easily handle multiple tasks and custom vacuum lifters offer precise application efficiency, saving on staff and possible injury.
As you probably know, employees that have material handling tasks are at risk due to awkward postures, repetitive motion, and forceful exertion, all of which can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Vacuum Lifters are a good solution because they grab the load using suction cups and can be controlled by a single operator and their non-marring pads are effective on a wide variety of materials.
Before You Buy
There are certain specifications that ASME B30.20-2013 Below the Hook Lifting Devices require of a vacuum lift’s construction:
- The vacuum pad capacity, electrical equipment, and design should comply with ASME BTH-1 (Design Category A).
- The horizontal lift should not be greater than 50% of the Ultimate Pad Capacity (UPC) for horizontal surface lifts.
- The vertical lift should not be greater than 25% of the Ultimate Pad Capacity (UPC) for vertical surface lifts.
In addition, inspections should be performed at every lift, and at additional intervals based on usage. Dated inspection reports should be available for each scheduled inspection, when the vacuum lifter is either altered or repaired, or has been out of service for a period of time.
To ascertain that the vacuum lift has been designed according to ASME regulations and has been properly load tested, only use a reputable manufacturer.
A Unique Solution
Below is a Vacuum Lift that WiscoLift designed and load tested for two customers that needed a custom lifting device built for their application.
This Vacuum Lift was designed with automatic vacuum sensing valves so it can be used on different sizes of material without the operator having to turn on/off the vacuum flow at individual vacuum pads.
For additional information on how a custom vacuum lift can assist with your application, please call our Sales Representative at 800-242-3477 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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