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Specialty Industries | Product Lines | Vacuum Cups & Vacuum Lifters for Handling Solar Panels

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Wood's Powr-Grip Vacuum Cups & Vacuum Lifters for Handling Solar Panels.

The increasing popularity of solar panels presents a new challenge to manufacturers and installers alike. That's why Wood's Powr-Grip® is pleased to offer a selection of hand-held vacuum cups and below-the-hook vacuum lifters that are designed to make handling solar panels more efficient, ergonomic and safe. WPG products utilize the power of vacuum to lift, maneuver and transport solar panels and related products. Unlike traditional handling methods, Powr-Grip's vacuum attaching equipment provides a convenient and secure way to move solar panels, with little risk of damage or injury:
  • Flexible rubber vacuum pads used in WPG products attach securely to the materials, without harming most surfaces
  • A red-line indicator or available Audio Alarm on Powr-Grip hand cups alerts the user of any significant vacuum loss.
  • Vacuum gauges with colored zones on WPG vacuum lifters clearly indicate whether vacuum is sufficient for lifting.
  • Indicator lights and warning buzzers signal when a Powr-Grip vacuum lifter is ready to move the load.
Whether you are handling materials to manufacture solar panels in the factory, retrofitting homes with solar panels, or installing solar systems in new buildings, Wood's Powr-Grip makes handling solar panels easier and safer.


 HAND-HELD VACUUM CUPS    

Wood's Powr-Grip Hand-Held Vacuum Cups for Handling Solar Panels.


Description & Typical Applications

All WPG Vacuum Cups for Handling Solar Panels
  • Put a handle where you need it on solar panels using flat, curved, or even textured surfaces.
  • Install any size solar panel that can be lifted manually.  
  • Handle solar panels of nearly every size and shape.
Benefits
  • Ergonomically designed to handle awkward panels with ease.
  • Facilitates carrying loads on ladders, steps and scaffolding.
  • Helps prevent worker fatigue and avoid worker injury.
  • Leaves panel edges free for accurate placement within openings.
  • Rapid apply and release times increase worker productivity.
  • High-quality, industrial strength construction for durability.
  • 12-month warranty against defects in materials or craftsmanship.

all models


 BELOW-THE-HOOK VACUUM LIFTERS  

Wood's Powr-Grip P1HV1102DC Channel Vacuum Lifter for Handling Solar Panels.


Description & Typical Applications

WPG P1 Channel Lifter w/2 Vacuum Pads
(300 lbs [135 kg] Load Capacity)
  • Lift and move heavy solar panels onto rooftops effortlessly.
  • Perfect for installing solar panels at any angle.
  • Install curved solar panels (with available G0750 vacuum pads),
  • Handle solar panels in tight rooftop locations.
  • Construct, repair or maintain solar panel systems on multi-story buildings.
Benefits
  • Most advantages of the P11104DC (see next item), but configured to handle compact solar panels.
  • 180º rotation and 90º tilt provide a wide range of motion for load manipulation.
  • Ergonomically designed to prevent operator fatigue and avoid operator injury.
  • Increases productivity while reducing chances of damage to solar panels.
  • Self-contained DC power system enables cord-free operation in the shop or at the installation site.
  • Standard Dual Vacuum System helps reduce risk of falling loads.

model:
P1HV1102DC


Wood's Powr-Grip Original Edition P1-DC Channel Vacuum Lifters for Handling Solar Panels


Description & Typical Applications


WPG Original Edition P1 Channel Lifters

(700 lbs [320 kg] or 600 lbs [270 kg] Load Capacity)
  • Lift and move long, heavy solar panels effortlessly onto rooftops.
  • Perfect for installing solar panels at any angle.
  • Install curved solar panels (with P11004DC).  
  • Handle solar panels between buildings and scaffolding.  
  • Construct, repair or maintain solar panel systems on multi-story buildings.  
Benefits
  • An economical solution for installing long solar panels.
  • Low profile is ideal for installing solar panels in tight work locations.
  • 180º rotation and 90º tilt provide a wide range of motion for manipulating solar panels.
  • Ergonomically designed to prevent operator fatigue and avoid operator injury.
  • Increases productivity while reducing chances of damage to solar panels.
  • Self-contained DC power system enables cord-free operation in the shop or at the installation site.
  • Single-circuit vacuum system is easy to trouble-shoot or service.

models:
P11104DC
P11004DC
 


Wood's Powr-Grip Premium Edition P1-DC Channel Vacuum Lifters for Handling Solar Panels


Description & Typical Applications

WPG Premium Edition P1 Channel Lifters
(700 lbs [320 kg] or 600 lbs [270 kg] Load Capacity)
  • Load and unload trucks, whether in the shop or at the job site.  
  • Lift and move long, heavy solar panels effortlessly onto rooftops.
  • Construct, repair or maintain solar panel systems on multi-story buildings.  
  • Install curved solar panels (with P11004DC2).  
  • Handle solar panels between buildings and scaffolding.  
Benefits
  • All the advantages of the original P1 Channel Lifters plus many additional features:
  • High-flow vacuum pump and blow-off capability increase productivity with faster attach and release times.
  • Standard Dual Vacuum System helps reduce risk of falling glass.
  • Reduced power consumption extends battery life, providing more work time between charges.
  • Power loss warning buzzer alerts operator of depleted, faulty or disconnected battery.
  • Available Radio Remote Control or Movable Control Pendant facilitates rooftop installations.

models:
P11104DC2
P11004DC2
 


Wood's Powr-Grip MRT49DC & MRT411LDC Manual Rotator/Tilter Vacuum Lifters for Handling Solar Panels.


Description & Typical Applications

WPG Manual Rotator/Tilters
(500 lbs [225 kg] or 700 lbs [320 kg] Load Capacity)
  • Lift and move heavy solar panels effortlessly onto rooftops.
  • Perfect for installing solar panels at any angle.  
  • Install curved solar panels (with available G0750 vacuum pads).
  • Handle solar panels of practically any shape or size.  
  • Construct, repair or maintain solar panel systems on multi-story buildings.  
Benefits
  • Multiple frame configurations enable the operator to handle a wide variety of solar panel sizes and shapes (see Spec Sheet).
  • Linear configurations facilitate lengthwise attachment to curved lites (with available G0750 vacuum pads).
  • Continuous 360º rotation and 90º tilt provide a wide range of motion for manipulating solar panels.
  • Ergonomically designed to prevent operator fatigue and avoid operator injury.
  • Increases productivity while reducing chances of damage to solar panels.
  • Self-contained DC power system enables cord-free operation in the shop or at the installation site.
  • Available Dual Vacuum System helps reduce risk of falling loads.

models:
MRT49DC
MRT411LDC


Wood's Powr-Grip MRTALPCH611LDC Low-Profile Manual Rotator/Tilter 1100 w/Pad Channel for Handling Solar Panels.


Description & Typical Applications

WPG Low-Profile Manual Rotator/Tilter 1100
with Pad Channel
(1100 lbs [500 kg] Load Capacity)
  • Lift and move long, heavy solar panels effortlessly onto rooftops.
  • Perfect for installing solar panels at any angle.
  • Install curved solar panels (with available G0750 vacuum pads).
  • Handle solar panels with a variety of different lengths.
  • Handle solar panels between buildings and scaffolding.
  • Construct, repair or maintain solar panel systems on multi-story buildings.
Benefits
  • Linear design provides proper support for long solar panels.
  • Two frame configurations enable the operator to handle a variety of solar panel sizes (see Spec Sheet).
  • Low profile is ideal for installing solar panels in tight work locations.
  • Standard Dual Vacuum System helps reduce risk of falling loads.
  • 180º rotation and 90º tilt provide a wide range of motion for manipulating solar panels.
  • Innovative tilt mechanism significantly reduces operator effort.
  • Ergonomically designed to prevent operator fatigue and avoid operator injury.
  • Increases productivity while reducing chances of damage to solar panels.
  • Self-contained DC power system enables cord-free operation in the shop or at the installation site.

model:
MRTALPCH611LDC


Wood's Powr-Grip MTA4LP6F & MTA6LP6F Quadra-Tilt 200 & 300 Vacuum Lifters for Handling Solar Panels.


Description & Typical Applications

WPG Quadra-Tilt Lifters 200 & 300
(200 lbs [90 kg] or 300 lbs [135] capacity)
  • Lift and move heavy solar panels effortlessly in the manufacturing plant or fabrication shop.
  • Select glass or other material from vertical storage and move it easily to horizontal processing equipment, or vice versa.
  • Ideal for manufacturing solar panels quickly and efficiently.
  • Able to straddle surface obstructions with available vacuum pad spacers.
  • Good for use in low headroom environments.
Benefits
  • Multiposition pad arms accommodate a wide variety of solar panel sizes and shapes (see Spec Sheet).
  • Mechanical advantage of tilt mechanism significantly reduces the effort of tilting loads.
  • Ergonomically designed to prevent operator fatigue and avoid operator injury.
  • Increases productivity while reducing chances of damage to solar panels.
  • Choice of power systems to integrate easily into existing power supply of production facility.
  • Available integrated hoist control with intelligent assist device (IAD) to enable smooth and precise maneuvering.  

models:
MTA4LP6FAC or MTA4LP6FAIR
MTA6LP6FAC or MTA6LP6FAIR


Wood's Powr-Grip MTA8LP6F Quadra-Tilt 360 Vacuum Lifter for Handling Solar Panels.


Description & Typical Applications

WPG Quadra-Tilt Lifter 360
(360 lbs [165 kg] capacity)
  • Lift and move heavy solar panels effortlessly in the manufacturing plant or fabrication shop.
  • Select glass or other material from vertical storage and move it easily to horizontal processing equipment, or vice versa.
  • Ideal for manufacturing solar panels quickly and efficiently.
  • Able to straddle surface obstructions with available vacuum pad spacers.
  • Good for use in low headroom environments.
Benefits
  • Most advantages of the MTA4LP6F's and MTA6LP6F's plus greater load capacity and support for larger loads.
  • Sliding adjustable pad mounts accommodate a wide variety of solar panel sizes and shapes (see Spec Sheet).
  • Mechanical advantage of tilt mechanism significantly reduces the effort of tilting loads.
  • Ergonomically designed to prevent operator fatigue and avoid operator injury.
  • Increases productivity while reducing chances of damage to solar panels.
  • Choice of power systems to integrate easily into existing power supply of production facility.
  • High-quality, industrial strength construction for durability.

models:
MTA8LP6FAC or MTA8LP6FAIR


Wood's Powr-Grip MRTA4LP6F & MRTA6LP6F Quadra-Tilt Rotator 200 & 300 Vacuum Lifters for Handling Solar Panels.


Description & Typical Applications

WPG Quadra-Tilt Rotators 200 & 300
(200 lbs [90 kg] or 300 lbs [135] capacity)
  • Lift and move heavy solar panels effortlessly in the manufacturing plant or fabrication shop.  
  • Select glass or other material from vertical storage and move it easily to horizontal processing equipment, or vice versa.
  • Excellent for loading and unloading vertical manufacturing equipment, as well.
  • Ideal for manufacturing solar panels quickly and efficiently.
  • Able to straddle surface obstructions with available vacuum pad spacers.
  • Good for use in low headroom environments.
Benefits
  • All the advantages of the MTA4LP6F's and MTA6LP6F's plus continuous 360° rotation.
  • Multiposition pad arms accommodate a wide variety of solar panel sizes and shapes (see Spec Sheet).
  • Mechanical advantage of tilt mechanism significantly reduces the effort of tilting loads.
  • Ergonomically designed to prevent operator fatigue and avoid operator injury.
  • Increases productivity while reducing chances of damage to solar panels.
  • Continuous 360º rotation provides accuracy to adjust pitch of loads.
  • Choice of power systems to integrate easily into existing power supply of production facility.
  • Available integrated hoist control with intelligent assist device (IAD) to enable smooth and precise maneuvering.  

models:
MRTA4LP6FAC or MRTA4LP6FAIR
MRTA6LP6FAC or MRTA6LP6FAIR



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