Below-the-Hook Vacuum Lifters for Stone Handling by Wood's Powr-Grip®
With standard capacities to 3000 lbs [1360 kg], WPG vacuum lifters can efficiently lift, maneuver and transport large stone slabs between storage racks and CNC machines, slab saws or cutting tables. These AC, DC or air-powered vacuum lifters move heavy stone with the aid of forklifts, cranes or overhead hoists. There is no need to wrestle with slings, tongs or hooks, because Powr-Grip vacuum lifters attach directly to the face of slabs, for easy one-person operation. We manufacture a full line of flat lifters, rotators, tilters and rotator/tilter combinations, in styles for stone installation or processing.
Vacuum lifters from Wood's Powr-Grip offer a variety of standard features and options that are ideally suited to stone handling. Specially designed vacuum pads resist abrasion from rough or contaminated stone surfaces. Foam Pad Rings enable WPG vacuum lifters to seal onto honed, saw-cut and even flamed stone, as well as polished stone surfaces. And Individual Pad Shutoffs allow Powr-Grip vacuum lifters to handle irregularly shaped slabs or counter tops with sink cut-outs. These features come standard on many WPG vacuum lifters for stone handling and are optionally available on others (see FRHV11 and CM1COWB options). Selecting Vacuum Lifters
WPG Multipurpose Lifters
Designed to be lightweight and rugged, Powr-Grip Multipurpose Lifters provide an efficient and economical approach to stone installation and low-volume processing. Our Multipurpose Rotator / Tilters incorporate manual rotation and tilt for quick and precise slab positioning. 12-volt/DC vacuum pumps are standard, allowing cord-free operation of these WPG vacuum lifters at the job site or in the stone yard.
Powr-Grip rotators provide a quick and easy method to load and turn stone slabs on vertically oriented edgers and bevelers. In most cases, these WPG vacuum lifters provide 360° of continuous edgewise rotation, to ensure level positioning of the stone. Available with either manual or powered rotation, Powr-Grip rotators are built for heavy-duty production line service.
Powr-Grip manual and power tilters increase speed and efficiency when transferring stone slabs between storage racks and cutting tables. Ideal for loading horizontally oriented processing machines, these WPG vacuum lifters provide support to help reduce stone breakage. Powered tilt enables a single person to tilt heavy slabs effortlessly between upright and flat positions.
WPG Flat Lifters
Powr-Grip flat lifters are available in a wide variety of styles and capacities for lifting stone slabs or sheet materials in the horizontal orientation. These WPG vacuum lifters commonly feature adjustable pad frames, for handling slabs with sink cut-outs, defects or surface obstructions. Standard vacuum pads attach quickly and easily to both nonporous and semiporous stone surfaces.