Vacuum and Suction Lifters

Vacuum and Suction Lifters

Vacuum and Suction lifters


Elementary Science of lifting with Magnet and vacuum lifters

Safety in lifting heavy objects

The Grabo Suction cup lifter

Importance/uses of vacuum lifter

How to use a vacuum lifter

Frequently asked question


INTRODUCTION; Vacuum and Suction lifters

Vacuum lifters Describe devices in materials handling that can lift, move loads, and put them down again with the help of a vacuum. Vacuum lifters use the power of a vacuum to move up items and put them down in controlled situations. They are perfect for flat, heavy items that we must handle with utmost care. A vacuum lifter works by sucking and creating a vacuum. Sometimes it is essential to understand the science behind vacuum lifters and how they work; Vacuums can happen by using suction. An activated pump sucks in the vacuum between the suction cup and the part to be lifted. It stores the vacuum in another chamber dedicated to this purpose. A vacuum is created, and the atmospheric pressure is removed in the suction cup enclosure. Vacuum and Suction lifters works primarily in similar ways; they cause vacuum and use the resulting force to lift objects

Elementary Science of lifting with Magnet and vacuum lifters

There are different types of products for automated lifting, which could be magnetic or vacuum suction lifting. The fundamental difference is in the kind of material that it will lift. Vacuum lifters, for example, can handle a lot of materials, including but not limited to metals, inox steel (stainless steel), copper, aluminum, etc. But magnetic lifters can lift only with magnetic force and can be for only metals that attract magnets. Therefore, magnetic lifters can lift only about 50% of metal sheets in the industry.

A catch to the vacuum lifter makes it slightly inferior to the magnetic lifters. The vacuum lifter can only lift metal sheets one at a time but will suction perfectly and safely to the flat surface. In contrast, the magnetic lifts will create a magnetic field and ensure that materials will hold on to the lifting device. Magnetic lifting can cause complications on lifting because it affects all magnetic metals it comes near. However, it could raise more sheets simultaneously, making the work somewhat faster.

Safety in lifting heavy objects

A vacuum lifter is the safest for a safe working environment.

The magnetic lifter can only work with electricity. Hence there must be a permanent source of power. Not having the power to work for magnetic lifters can be a source of impediment. The magnet will lose its strength when there is no power source, and it cannot work. On the contrary, the vacuum lifters are equipped with a vacuum tank and with a vacuum circuit that ensures. that there is aspiration with the suction pads: this could help in the case of malfunctions or in a situation where there is no electric power, the sheet metal stays sucked and safe. For vacuum lifters, this vacuum tank is not built into magnetic lifters.

Vacuum lifters have a more comprehensive range of operating solutions. They can be powered by different power sources such as electricity, rechargeable batteries, and compressed air, thereby adding more use possibilities.

The vacuum lifters are built with different frames and structures; this allows varying suction pads, usually based on weight, type of material, and the dimension of the metal sheet, to be lifted. Stability and safety during work are guaranteed.

The Grabo Suction cup lifter

The Electric Vacuum Suction Cup Lifter GRABO Pro-Lifter 20 is designed for professionals. Unlike the other gigantic solutions, the tool is portable and handy. Living up to the promise of "Heavy Lifting – Made Easy", the GRABO Pro is equally effective on smooth and coarse surfaces. The Pro-Lifter has a pumping capacity of 20 liters per minute, a best-in-class. So, say goodbye to unreliable and often dangerous manual suction cups for the job. With GRABO Pro, you are guaranteed to work with high efficiency and increased safety.

The Grabo brand has proven to be one of the greatest well-designed and functional vacuum lifters. It is a patented technology made to fit its purpose for a great price. It is a tool designed ergonomically to provide good grip and, in turn, reduce work fatigue from lifting heavy work items, which could be dangerous to health. The vacuum lifter can also be effective for lifting objects when the surfaces are dusty, rough, or semi-porous. The vacuum lifter is designed for working with glass, wood, ceramic tiles, metals, and other materials. the technology behind the vacuum lifter is like a portable device that has a vacuum pump and rechargeable lithium batteries all working in tandem to lift items with just a manageable surface in which in real terms will be very difficult or dangerous to lift. The GRABO PRO handle is equipped with an LCD that gives the maximum weight that it can safely carry, and the displayed weight is in kg and pounds. Also fitted with the Pro-Lifter is a smart digital pressure sensor, making it even more functional to use on different surfaces. Users will press a button, and the lifting function will automatically activate and regulate depending on the user's interest. The sensor in the device automatically provides the optimum level of suction and keeps objects in complete control even if the thing is being lifted or moved around.

Important/uses of Electric vacuum lifter

One of the essential characteristics of a Vacuum lifting is its safer alternative for material handling; it provides many benefits over basic rigging methods. The crucial part is that it eliminates the need for unsafe and time-consuming mechanisms such as hooks, slings, or chains which are added costs and time-consuming, which stifles productivity.

How do you use a vacuum slab lifter?

This paving lifter is easy to use simple, and you start using it by pressing the lifter down onto the paving stone, placing your thumb over the hole on the handle to create a vacuum, then lifting the stone. it is simple, clean, and intuitive

Frequently asked questions

How much weight can a vacuum lift?

Generally, for vacuum lifters, at 80% vacuum, a vacuum cup lifter can hold a weight of 11.76 lbs or 5.3 kg for every square inch of surface area. This calculation is based on 14.7 psi of atmospheric pressure (pounds per square inch) available at the facility where the vacuum cup is being used. This calculation might not be for all other vacuum lifters

But the Grabo brand: the tool can take a maximum vacuum capacity of 11.6 psi, with an optimum lifting capability to carry as heavy as 375 lbs (170 kgs). The GRABO vacuum lifters are fully battery-operated and do not require any manual pumping like other suction cups!

What is pressure in a vacuum?.

Vacuum can refer to any pressure between 0 PSIA and 14.7 PSIA and, consequently, must be further defined. Two different approaches are often taken for applications concerned with measuring vacuum pressures over this entire range. Figure 2: Vacuum pressure is measured relative to ambient atmospheric pressure.

How do you clean suction cups on wood?

We recommend soapy water only (no vinyl or tire cleaners and nothing petroleum-based). Use a clean sponge or lint-free cloth to apply the cleaner. Wipe away all residue and allow it to dry.


In most industries, especially in piping related industries, pipes are lifted and placed at desired places using various techniques like lifting them using chains anchored at either open ends or just by wrapping the chains around the circumference of the pipes to hold them properly, the size of the pipe and length make for a big difference how it should be handled. But all these techniques I have just described require extra workforce, consume a lot of time, and the pipes are complicated to balance hence because it involves a lot of skill to get the job done. another way of doing this kind of job is to use vacuum lifting techniques. A vacuum suction pad is placed over the pipe to be lifted in this lifting. The suction pad is connected to a vacuum pump, which creates a vacuum inside the pipe cavity connected to the vacuum suction pad. Thus the pipe to be lifted gets attached to the vacuum suction pad, which a crane can raise to get the pipe lifted. The pipe thus lifted can be placed then at the desired place by letting air inside the vacuum suction pad. This technique requires no extra-human power; the crane operated can place the suction pad over the pipe and lift and put the same at the desired place. Also, this technique consumes less time and gets results as expected. With its immense capabilities, this type of device may prove to be a popular material handling device.

Another type of lifting technique is the world's first portable suction lifter. This lifter can lift items attached to porous panels such as drywall, gypsum board, and plywood. In 2019, Nimo Rotem patented Grabo in 2019. GRABO is a tool that revolutionised heavy-lifting equipment, especially in the construction industry. Tilers and people who do heavy lifting of plates glass and blocks use it.

A Grabo can make workers pick up and replace the large bulky boards with ease by clicking a button on the device, which turns on and picks up the item.

Tend Industrial Supplies LLC is a supplier of Grabo Suction lifters in the USA

2nd May 2022 Tend Technical support

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