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Vaculex lifter handling a door

Vaculex® makes door handling effortless

Date 22/08/2018

Use Vaculex® lifters to ergonomically lift, hold and handle doors in production/warehouse.

Taby, Sweden – A booming construction industry requires doors, and Piab's ergonomic Vaculex® lifters offer perfect solutions for both production and warehouse environments. Importantly, the lifters also provide safe and ergonomic working conditions for manufacturing or warehousing staff. Vaculex® lifters offer effortless handling of all types of doors in a variety of production or assembly situations. The semi-automated lifters are designed to handle even the heaviest of fire doors, often weighing in excess of 75 kg.

"Door manufacturers have benefitted from Piab's ergonomic Vaculex® lifters for many years. From loading and unloading CNC machines to inspection areas, we are able to meet the challenges of lifting and turning heavy doors, ensuring benefits for both businesses and their operators," says David Collins, Vice President of Piab's Ergonomic Handling Division.

The flexible Vaculex® TP and VL models are vacuum lifters that can be adapted to perfectly fit a wide range of different door designs and manufacturing processes. The Vaculex® range of standard components can be used to make up solutions for lifting, tilting and turning doors, and for positioning in pre-fabricated units. The vacuum lifters can be configured to safely hold on to the door at any predetermined point or position, such as its side, top or bottom.

Ergonomic Vaculex® lifters are designed to take the strain off the workforce, reducing the risks associated with manual handling, such as pain and injuries to the spine, back or shoulders, and repetitive strain injuries. 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 working space may be an issue. Vaculex® lifters also allow efficiency improvements, raising the productivity of a plant by enabling a good flow in handling procedures, and guaranteeing high product quality through damage limitation.

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.

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 1 bn 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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