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General Materials Handling | Product Lines | WPG Vacuum Cups, Vacuum Lifters & Other Materials Handling Products

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WPG Vacuum Cups, Vacuum Lifters & Other Materials Handling Products

Reduce Costs and Improve Productivity with Powr-Grip® Vacuum Lifters


Today's materials handling professionals depend on the right tools and equipment to meet their productivity goals and deliver high-quality customer service. That's why Wood's Powr-Grip® is pleased to offer a broad range of hand-held vacuum cups, below-the-hook vacuum lifters, and other products that are specifically designed to make materials handling more efficient. WPG products utilize the power of vacuum to lift, maneuver and transport a wide variety of raw materials, such as wood, concrete, sheet metal, plastic and laminates, as well as finished products, such as garage doors, windows, insulated construction panels, counter tops, auto body panels and vending machines. Flexible rubber vacuum pads used in Powr-Grip products attach securely to the materials, without harming most surfaces. WPG vacuum cups put handles wherever they are needed for ergonomically correct lifting of awkward, bulky items. Unlike some other attachments for cranes, hoists and forklifts, Powr-Grip's below-the-hook vacuum lifters provide a convenient and secure way to move materials, with little risk of damage. Whether for warehouse operations, production facilities or delivery services, materials handling is faster and easier with hand-held vacuum cups, below-the-hook vacuum lifters and other products by Wood's Powr-Grip.

Wood's Powr-Grip Hand-Held Vacuum Cups WPG Hand-Held Vacuum Cups
Wood's Powr-Grip vacuum cups help you move production materials, hard-to-handle appliances and other awkward loads, while protecting the material's surface from damage. These hand-held vacuum cups employ the force of atmospheric pressure to grip a surface: A finger-operated vacuum pump removes the air from between the load and the rubber vacuum pad; atmospheric pressure then holds the vacuum cup in place with incredible force. Powr-Grip vacuum cups are used to carry office furniture, big-screen TV's, glass, stone, Corian® or nearly any material with smooth, nonporous surfaces. The wide variety of standard WPG vacuum cups includes models with flat vacuum pads, for quick attachment to flat surfaces, and models with concave vacuum pads, for effective attachment to curved or irregular surfaces. With diameters from 1-1/4 to 10 inches [32 mm–25 cm], Powr-Grip vacuum cups are available for virtually any materials handling application. Whatever the job is, you can work with confidence because Powr-Grip's patented red-line indicator shows when a WPG vacuum cup is securely attached to the material and will alert you if the vacuum level decreases.

Wood's Powr-Grip Below-the-Hook Vacuum Lifters WPG Below-the-Hook Vacuum Lifters
More versatile than magnets and faster than clamps or slings, below-the-hook vacuum lifters from Wood's Powr-Grip are a reliable, efficient and ergonomic means of handling materials. These AC, DC or air-powered vacuum lifters move heavy objects with the aid of forklifts, cranes or overhead hoists. Among the many kinds of loads handled by WPG vacuum lifters are windows, doors and modular construction panels, siding, exterior cladding and corrugated roofing; plastic sheets, laminates and injection-molded components; glass, Plexiglass®, stone, and solid surfacing materials, I-beam and sheet aluminum, steel and other metal stock; automotive windshields, side lites and back lites; auto and truck body panels, and machine enclosures; office furniture, appliances and much, much more! Wood's Powr-Grip manufactures a full line of vacuum lifters, including rotators, tilters, rotator / tilter combinations, flat and vertical lifters with standard load capacities to 3000 lbs [1360 kg].

The wide variety of vacuum lifters from Wood's Powr-Grip ensures that one is ideal for every application within the materials handling arena: WPG Multipurpose Vacuum Lifters are used in handling hockey rink panels and in pool table fabrication, or just about any application involving installation or low-volume fabrication. Powr-Grip's flat lifters are indispensable for loading sheet metal on plasma cutters or CNC machinery, as well as for handling plywood or OSB in furniture production. Installing armored windshields and handling truck body panels on the production line are just two of the many applications for Powr-Grip tilters. WPG rotators are used to turn glass and stone slabs on edgers or other vertically oriented production machinery. Powr-Grip rotator / tilters can maneuver materials easily between storage racks and cutting tables or perform operations requiring unlimited load manipulation. Finally, WPG vertical lifters offer an ideal solution for moving glass and other materials in the upright orientation.

When compared with other materials handling methods, Powr-Grip vacuum lifters reduce business costs and increase productivity in a variety of ways: A WPG vacuum lifter usually requires just one person to handle a load, reducing the cost of labor. Since the load is supported by hoisting equipment rather than the worker, Powr-Grip vacuum lifters also reduce fatigue and strain associated with manually lifting heavy, awkward loads. In turn, this reduces the costs of injuries and lost time. Powr-Grip vacuum lifters attach to the face of materials, virtually eliminating load damage to corners and edges. Attaching to the load's face also speeds operations such as loading materials on production machinery or packing crates, by leaving edges free from slings or other encumbrances. By enabling workers to handle loads securely and efficiently, WPG vacuum lifters often result in increased worker satisfaction and greater productivity.

Wood's Powr-Grip Vacuum Tube Lifters WPG Vacuum Tube Lifters
The Vantage Series Tube Lifters expand an already extensive offering of Powr-Grip vacuum lifters for material handling applications. Various configurations and options provide an affordable lifting solution for a limitless number of porous and nonporous materials alike, including cardboard boxes, sacks and bags, buckets and drums, window and door assemblies, as well as glass, metal, plastic and wood! Requiring only an overhead rail system or jib, the tube lifter itself serves as both the lifting hoist and vacuum attaching point. A wide variety of end effectors, accessories and options makes this line ideal for manufacturing, fabrication and warehouse operations.

Tube Lifters reduce operator fatigue and related injuries, while helping to speed production, reduce costs and increase profitability. Whether you’re lifting raw materials or finished products, check out this new line of lifters for quick, easy and ergonomic load handling from Wood’s Powr-Grip―the name you’ve grown to trust in vacuum lifting equipment!

Other Wood's Powr-Grip Materials Handling Products Other WPG Materials Handling Products
In addition to hand-held vacuum cups and below-the-hook vacuum lifters, Wood's Powr-Grip manufactures various products to address other materials handling needs: Since the Powr-Grip Drill Press Vacuum Base attaches to smooth, nonporous materials without damaging the surface, it provides a secure, temporary mounting system for drilling holes, wherever the materials may be located. The Bridge-Style Vacuum Base offers all the advantages of other WPG vacuum bases, while adding an adjustable mounting system that is capable of spanning counter top cut-outs, defects or other obstacles on the material surface.


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