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Vacuum lifters designed for assembly of construction elements
17.01.2019

Vacuum lifters designed for assembly of construction elements

A vacuum lifting device used in assembling concrete elements is a type of tool that ensures high ergonomics of operation. But this is not all about the advantages of such lifters. What else specifically speaks in favour of such a solution?

Non-invasive lifting of concrete elements has an essential bearing on the quality as well as on the safety and security of the works performed on the building site, particularly when it comes to butting the slabs up. Use of vacuum lifters significantly increases the pace at which the works concerned are performed and completed, allowing for damage-free assembly of concrete elements and thus ensuring an ergonomic working environment.

Vacuum lifters designed for assembly of construction elements

A Vacuum lifter is a device that is more and more frequently used in the handling/loading of large and small-sized construction elements. Innovative technology enables the lifting and transferring of various concrete prefabricated items as well as materials made of natural stone. Vacuum catchers enable the non-invasive lifting of pavement slabs, concrete pipes, curbs, palisades, or entire layers of cobblestone and other construction materials, thereby ensuring fast, comfortable and – importantly – safe and secure assembly.

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Vacuum devices allow the easy unloading of concrete elements from vehicle and the proper placing of them on the earlier-prepared foundation. Equipped with special suckers helping fix them onto the slabs, they allow the efficient transfer of materials significantly varying as to weight or surface texture, or ones that require a different assembling position. The use of mechanical catchers in works of this type might turn out to be extremely difficult in certain conditions, or may even lead to damage of the material being lifted. As lifting a load in excess of 1.8 m requires the use of special safety belts or machinery equipped with double vacuum circulation (in line with the EN 13155 standard), the vacuum lifters used on a building site are additionally equipped with protective devices that prevent them from falling.

Why use the device?

  • vacuum lifters accelerate the assembly of concrete elements: efficient lifting and precise positioning considerably increases the speed of the assembly process;
  • they enable the efficient lifting of considerably longer elements: as a result, instead of two shorter concrete slabs, a longer single slab can be applied;
  • they prevent damage to materials: the suckers diminish the risk of damage which is otherwise often the case when clamps/clenches or belts are used;
  • they render the cost of labour more efficient: the use of such lifting devices implies no need to engage excessive numbers of workers to do the assembly;
  • they increase security and safety: the lifters prevent any sort of injury as might otherwise be caused by lifting heavyweight construction materials;
  • moreover, they enable the non-invasive lifting of concrete elements and efficient butt-up arrangement of slabs.

Vacuum lifters enable the efficient and effective assembly of concrete prefabricated elements. They are also applied in installing stone materials or other paving elements. The use of so-called suckers considerably enhances safety while also improving the quality of the works executed on the building site. Such appliances can be easily rented, without the need for the customer to buy any of them.


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