January 13, 2009
A below-the-hook vacuum lifter with side-grip suction pads for handling appliances, fabrications, and products that cannot be picked up from the top has been introduced by Anver Corp.
The VPF-57 side-grip vacuum lifter features a 10-ft. beam with adjustable arms that are equipped with suction pads for lifting appliances and similar products from the sides. Permitting one person to handle large items, the lifter has an articulating handle with fingertip controls and spring-loaded check valves to prevent an unintentional release of the load.
Available with air-, electric-, or battery-powered vacuum generators and round or rectangular suction pads, the lifter can be integrated with almost any type of hoist. Standard safety features include vacuum gauges for each side-grip vacuum pad, a vacuum guard system, and an audiovisual alarm to signal loss of air.