Heavy Steel Sheets Can Be Handled Using the Vacuum Lifting Device VacuMaster Vario

Type of handling Manual handling
Industry Metal / Sheet metal
Workpiece Metal plates
Product Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems, Lifting device, VacuMaster Vario

In order to streamline its internal processes, the company decided to reorganize its logistical transportation to and from the production machines. Steel sheets weighing between 540 and 1,800 kg were formerly handled using crane-operated grippers or magnetic grippers. This often made it difficult to ensure work safety. The transport was also time-intensive and required at least two employees. The vacuum lifting device VacuMaster Vario 2000 can be used to move steel sheets weighing up to 2,000 kg.

The vacuum lifting device is composed of a steel longitudinal beam with an ergonomic operator handle, integrated vacuum reservoir and vacuum generator. The entire unit is suspended on the crane. To compensate for uneven areas on the steel sheets, a total of 14 single suction plates attached to spring elements were installed. The lifting aid requires only one person for operation and is very popular among the employees. The necessary degree of safety (even in the event of a power failure) is ensured by a large vacuum reservoir, a non-return valve to hold the steel sheet securely, and an electronic warning device which issues an acoustic signal when the vacuum level is too low. The manual slide valve with its clamp-safe catch lever prevents incorrect operation and the unintentional release of the load.

Lifting Device VacuMaster