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Lifting sacks with Vaculex® vacuum lifter

Save your back – let the vacuum lift the sack

Date 13/03/2018

From pallet to feed station, Piab's ergonomic vacuum lifter will handle any type of sack.

Taby, Sweden – Regardless of what they are made of – paper, plastic, fabric – or what they contain – flour, sand, pharmaceutical ingredients – all sacks are handled with ease with the help of Piab's ergonomic Vaculex® vacuum lifter. No more heavy manual work such as lifting sacks for stacking on pallets, emptying into hoppers/feed stations, or feeding/loading/palletising directly into or from a production line.

More than one third of all workplace injuries are caused by manual handling. Yet processing staff are still often expected to lift sacks weighing 25-50 kg, risking developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as pain and injuries to spine/back and shoulders, and repetitive strain injuries.

Vaculex® – Piab's semi-automated lifters are designed to take the strain off workers. Enabling procedures to be carried out in space-restricted areas, the lifters offer unique and flexible solutions where ceiling height, narrow and confined areas with limited available working space may be an issue. Low headroom solutions and carbon fibre arms are examples of innovative answers to challenging environments. ATEX approved models are available, as are stainless steel tools/attachments where needed.

Offering ergonomic and safe working environments, the Vaculex® vacuum-operated lifters also allow for efficiency improvements, elevating the productivity of a plant by enabling a good flow in handling procedures, and guaranteeing high quality of products through damage limitation. Often, staff requirements can be reduced, certainly the muscle strength of the workforce is no longer an issue.

A complete range of spare parts and helpful accessories - such as a handy remote control, a noise reducing hood and an energy-saving system for automatic pump turn-off during inactivity - coupled with outstanding after-sales support and maintenance enable customers to rest assured that they will be working with ease before, during and after purchasing a Vaculex® ergonomic lifting solution from Piab.

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About Piab

Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. With 430 employees and SEK 1bn in sales 2017, Piab is a global organization, serving customers in almost 70 countries from a network of subsidiaries and distributors. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab's vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.

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Häla El Sheemy Washbrook, Vice President Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel: +46 (0) 8 630 25 74

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