The construction industry is an industry of movement. Every material used on a project must be quickly and efficiently transferred from point A to point B in order to get the job done. There are many innovative types of machinery that accomplish this goal such as vacuum handling systems. These systems use a unique technology that offers many benefits to businesses all across the construction industry. Getting a better understanding of those benefits could be the deciding factor in whether they are right for your construction project.
Industrial lifting usually isn’t a quick and easy process. Many crane systems rely on mechanisms that use hooks, slings, and chains which require time-consuming rigging. Vacuum handling systems circumvent this process by applying a vacuum force to an object directly from the machine. Without the hooking and unhooking of rigging each time. vacuum systems have much faster loading and unloading times. All you need to do is apply suction to the load, and release suction to place the load down. We’ve all heard the term, ‘time is money’ and vacuum systems help turn that saved downtime into more profit.
The power and stability of vacuum handling systems are often underestimated. The vacuum technology offers an efficient way to lock onto a load and pick it up without the risk of chains or slings loosening. This increases the safety of your lifts which protects not only your employee’s wellbeing but prevents load damage and downtime.
Components of Vacuum Handling Systems
Vacuum handling systems are made of four major components, the vacuum pump, sealing pad, reservoir, and alarms. The vacuum pump is operated by an engine or hydraulically powered by the host lifting equipment. The vacuum reservoir adds a secondary suction that will provide a vacuum if there is a power outage or another type of power failure. The vacuum pads are interchangeable and are placed on the load. This is where the suction takes place. Finally, the alarm gives audible and visible alerts of any issues that occur during the lifting process.
High-End Vacuum Handling Systems
Regardless of the type of lifting system your business needs, Permadur Industries is here to help. Our staff can work with you to determine the best solution for your particular needs and will help educate and train your staff on the differences in the application and use of our equipment correctly, effectively, and safely.
Permadur’s team of engineers can design and install our systems based on the specific needs of your company’s unique application. This process ensures that the product you purchase is designed specifically for your needs and you understand all the characteristics of our lifting equipment before you ever “flip the switch” and that our equipment is properly integrated into your work environment.
We are a proud American manufacturer of below-the-hook lifting equipment. We offer vacuum lifting systems as well as lifting magnets in bipolar, tripolar and five polar orientations enabling us to tailor the design of the magnet system to your specific lifting needs. We are also here to support your needs year after year with maintenance after installation support. Contact us for more information.