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Ergonomic Vacuum Lifting, Box Lifter, Lift Sacks, Wood and Metal Sheet Lifters, Drum Lifter.
Looking for a Vacuum Lifter that can eliminate manual handling? VacuMove makes lifting easy in all conceivable working conditions, in manufacturing and mechanical processing, warehouses and distribution terminals. VacuMove makes lifting sack, bag, drum or glass safer, both for operators and for the products being handled. Based on a unique concept, our vacuum lifter is an ergonomic and economic solution for simpler, safer and more effective lifting.
VacuMove is manufactured by TAWI. We create suction feet and tooling for lifting sacks and boxes, sheets of wood and metal, panels and much more. Smooth and quick operation is guaranteed by using one handle to lift, lower and release the load, the same vacuum is used to hold and lift the load. Return on investment is easy, often a two-man job can be carried out by one operator with VacuMove. This lifting system is easy to adjust to suit loads and requirements of most industries. With VacuMove you will have a combination of efficiency, ergonomics and economy unmatched by any other lifting system.
Suspend your vacuum lifter in our own range of Lyftman Jib Cranes and Crane Systems in aluminum. The lift arm or bridge crane suspends the lift tube and is available in different lengths and capacities.
The VacuCobra is designed to speed up frequent lifting and shifting of boxed goods up to 110 lbs.
High precision is achieved with a swivel function integrated in both the top and bottom of the tube lifter. The angle adapter makes it possible to attach the suction cup to the top and side of the boxes. The one handed control is easily adjusted to suit right and lefthanded operators.A detachable quick-release function saves time when releasing the load. The rubber suction cup secures the goods safely. A lightweight aluminum Jib Crane provides safe and smooth operation.
VacuCobra Light is equipped with a direct attachment plate which is easily combined with the full range of suction feet and accessories available for our VacuMove range. This is a model without bottom swivel and angle adapter but with the same Quick, Onehanded Operation. It is ideal for lifting in distribution centers and logistic areas with warehouse system.
Our vacuum lifters can be installed in areas with low head room and very little operating space. VacuMove Sheet Lifter can transform a task of moving 130 lb panels to a CNC machine into a one person job.
Tilting Wood Panels often involves tilting the sheet wood from a horizontal to a vertical position. By adding an angle adapter and handle to the vacuum lifter, the suction foot can grip from a horizontal position and tilt to vertical position, a 90 degree manual tilt which uses very little manual force. Power loss does not cause any problems, the vacuum system will make sure that the goods are lowered to the ground in a controlled manner. This system covers a total of 5 working stations.
Shifting Door Panels from one work station to another. The vacuum lifter is installed in the over head gantry system to simplify the transportation. The system is easy to install and adjust to suit the requirements of door manufacturing.
Steel Sheet Lifting feeding the film coating machine with the help of a vacuum yoke. The amount of suction feet depend on the dimensions of the sheet, thin sheets demand a higher amount of suction cups. Vacuum is used to hold and lift the load. A swivel rotates the lift tube through 360 degrees.
We design vacuum yokes used to lift panels and boards with variations in design based on size, weight and density of material. In some cases two suction feet on a wide yoke can lift the panel sufficiently. This also applies to all types of window and glass handling. The tooling used for Lifting Framed Windows and other sheet material is chosen based on material thickness, weight and surface finish. Our all round suction feet gaskets are made out of natural rubber designed to fit most applications.
The lumber industry depends on VacuMove to lift Heavy Wood Panels and move large and heavy pieces of primary produce. Weights up to 550 lbs is not unusual. In the picture a VM300 handles loads up to 600 lbs.
VacuMove meets very high standards of functionality and safety with load securing safety factor of 2.5. When Lifting Stones and other material with irregular surface, the rubber gasket is chosen to adapt and compensate to achieve an air tight environment.
Well-known Swedish retailer of alcoholic beverages, Systembolaget, have been using VacuMove to Lift Wine Boxes, crates and kegs for several years, in over 400 locations. In close cooperation with this retailer a client modified unit has been developed to eliminate long term problems caused by repetitive manual handling.
Optional start/stop remote control unit has quickly become a frequent request allowing the operator to control the vacuum pump without leaving the operating area. With the Gogreen Standby version an automatic shutdown feature is added, eliminating idle running of the vacuum pump.
Manual Lifting Above Shoulder Height puts stress on the upper back, shoulders, and arms. With VacuMove vacuum lifter lifting above shoulder height becomes harmless and fully possible with the extended, flexible handle.
In this packaging area headroom is extremely limited. The boxes are Lifted Off a Conveyor and placed on a pallet with a vacuum lifter with shortened lift tube. Problem solved and boxes can be lifted without using manual force even in small, restricted working areas.
This hardware manufacturer uses Flexible Box Lifters to place products in the boxes and move boxes from conveyor to pallet. High frequency lifting in packaging area, boxes are moved at high speed in this facility. These flexible box lifters are suspended on a free standing structure, an LR Portal Crane System.
Lifting sacks is a basic part of many manufacturing processes, within food industry and the plastic industry etc. Our Bag Lifter is often used to lift, place, split and empty the contents of a sack into large processing containers. Our model VM160 lifts sacks up to 125 lbs which is a standard size.
Manual lifting of sacks is always a hazard due to the awkward grip. Most sack materials are air tight so that a vacuum lifter can be used to lift and move the sacks. With porous materials a rubber skirt is attached to the suction foot to compensate for the air leakage. Sack lifters are often used in clean room environments using a Stainless Steel Unit and on working stations with "impossible" working space.
Our vacuum lifters are extremely popular in the chocolate manufacturing industry. VacuMove is used to lift sacks of ingredients and cartons of packaged chocolate. Sacks can easily be held and opened/emptied into the manufacturing containers, saving the operators from several difficult manual operations.
This food industry handles sacks of frozen chicken. In order to reach far down into the container a flexed, Extended Vacuum Lifting Handle is used. The uneven surface of the frozen produce is compensated with a rubber gasket on the suction foot.
Tubes and long, heavy textile rolls, paper rolls, metal tubes are also easy to Lift With VacuMove Tube Lifters. The suction cup can be slightly arched to fit perfectly on the top of the roll. A very long roll often needs to be balanced with a twin suction foot instead of the single suction cup.
VacuMove lifts old TV-sets, computer screens and other computer parts and discarded hardware. The recycling of such goods is a rapidly growing area of application with VacuMove. Lifting Electronic Devices is carried out safely with a special suction foot which grips from the top and the side at the same time.
Drums, gas bottles, tins, buckets and cans can be lifted with vacuum in chemical industries and in pharmaceutical processes. Beer Kegs are Lifted and Turned upside down with rotating side lifters. Drum handling is extremely heavy with barrels weighing up to 500 lbs, lifting without the help of ergonomic equipment is out of the question. This Suction Foot Lifts More than one Drum at a time.
TAWI manufactures Special Crate Tooling for Vacuum Lifters, suitable for all types of plastic crates and containers. Shifting the crate from one place to another is often carried out with a forked tool. If you need the turning/tilting function added, a couple of suction cups will help keep a steady grip on the container while the contents are being emptied.
One of the activities that go on in a tire factory is the mixing of rubber compound. The rubber compound formulation consists of rubber and fillers. The mixer is a sophisticated piece of heavy equipment. Its main function is to break down the rubber bale, fillers, and chemicals and mix them with other ingredients. The blocks of rubber are swiftly moved to the mixer using a VacuMove bale lifter.
Clean room conditions vary depending on the industry. These demands sometimes apply in the pharma industry, bio technique, solar industry, semiconductor industry, automotive industry , cosmetics industry, foodstuff industry and optical industry. Some areas demand fully integrated air handling system while others deal in reference to temperature and humidity. Our vacuum lifters in stainless steel configuration are often suitable in controlled environments while the actual vacuum pump can be placed in another room, excluded from clean room grading.
Quality control and packaging becomes much easier with the help of a vacuum lifter. VacuMove is used to lift and hold the bath tub while quality control is carried out.
Lifting mattresses in plastic wrapping with a TAWI vacuum lifter is ergonomic lifting and saves manpower. The transportation of the packaged mattress can easily be carried out with one operator only.
Side lifters are often used when Lifting Batteries which are small and heavy, a combination that leaves little room for gripping on top. These vacuum lifter installations were a part of a larger factory project of extending from running one line to four lines.
A special side gripping vacuum tool is used when lifting large, bulky and heavy goods such as washing machines. Lifting white goods, washing machines, dryers, into boxes with a vacuum lifting tool. The suction foot grips the white goods securely on both sides.
This is a vacuum lifter developed for high frequency lifting in distribution areas. VacuCobra lifts boxes rapidly with a safe grip and with ergonomic operation. It is most effective in a light-weight gantry/bridge crane combination in aluminum.
Ideal for end of line packing, roll cage loading, cargo and distribution centers. The one handed and easy to use operation makes it possible to keep a High Lifting Frequency, without straining the operator. The quick-release control immediately releases the grip on the load when pressed.
360 degree rotation in the top and bottom swivel (except Light models, top only) makes it easy to position goods without straining shoulders and back when Lifting Boxes in Warehouse. VacuCobra Light is a basic version where bottom swivel and angle adapter are replaced by a direct attachment plate. Combine with a suction cup from the wide VacuMove range of accessories.
Eggs are washed and processed and packed in cartons which are placed in boxes for store delivery. The Boxes are Moved from End-of-line Packaging to pallet with VacuCobra vacuum lifter. They are safely gripped and easily positioned on the pallet with the help of a bottom swivel.
Lifting in distribution areas is best carried out with a vacuum lifter. Large and small boxes are moved from the trolley and onto pallet. VacuCobra grips securely from the side as well as from the top. The fingertip control can be moved to suit right and left handed operators. The lifting speed is adjusted by the operator in movement, by pressing and releasing the finger tip control.
When baggage flow rates are high in the airport baggage handling areas, the risk of injuries due to potentially hazardous manual handling increases. A vacuum lifter can take the strain of this strenuous work with awkward body postures and extended reaches, and Eliminate Manual Handling in Baggage Area.
Baggage Handling is an area which has traditionally included lots of heavy lifting. An installation from TAWI including suspension in aluminum profile and a VacuCobra high-air flow lifter will grip most luggage up to 110 lbs.
Objects with no lifting surface, such as these plastic containers used in the confectionary industry, are swiftly lifted and packed into boxes with one of our smaller models, the VC50. Vacuum Lifters in the Chocolate Industry often handle sacks, boxes and containers.
Plastic wrapped goods often give a great grip for the VacuCobra suction cup, making it the perfect Ergonomic Lifting Aid in Stores and warehouses. It will soon become a much used equipment, eliminating the awkward motion of bending down into the containers to reach and lift the goods at the bottom. The repetitive manual lifting that is often involved in retail unpacking situations become strenuous work over a period of time.
The manufacturing of sterile products should be carried out in clean areas, entry to which should be through airlocks for personnel and/or for equipment and materials. Clean areas should be maintained to an appropriate cleanliness standard and supplied with air which has passed through filters of an appropriate efficiency. For the manufacture of sterile medicinal products normally 4 grades can be distinguished. The airborne particulate classification for these grades vary. Lifting in High Demand Areas often includes a stainless steel configuration and the vacuum pump in another location.
VacuCobra is basically a box lifter designed to Move Goods Quickly and smoothly on work stations with high flow of goods being handled every hour. Some clients also use our one-handed vacuum lifter for other types of goods such as these sacks. A rubber skirt on top of the suction cup helps create an air tight environment.