Vacuum Lifting: A Safer Option for Material Handling

Material handling is an essential part of many industries, including oil and gas pipelines, concrete, water utility, precast, landscape, mining, manufacturing, and more. However, it can be a dangerous task that poses a significant risk to workers’ safety. Recent stories about drop pipe and injuries caused are a reminder of the importance of safety in material handling.

At Vacuworx, we understand the importance of safety and have been providing innovative vacuum lifting systems that enable workers to safely and efficiently handle heavy loads, including pipes, concrete slabs, steel plates, and more for 25 years.

Benefits of Vacuum Lifting

Vacuum lifting is a safer alternative for material handling, providing many benefits over conventional rigging methods. Importantly, it eliminates the need for unsafe and time-consuming mechanisms such as hooks, slings, or chains. Vacuum lifting systems are designed to keep personnel out of lift zones and remove them from other places where they don’t need to be. This reduces the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.

How Vacuum Lifting Works

Vacuum lifting works by creating a vacuum between the load and the lifting device. The vacuum holds the load securely in place while it is being lifted. The vacuum is created by a vacuum pump that is attached to the lifting device. The pump creates a negative pressure that sucks the air out from between the load and the device. This creates a vacuum that holds the load securely in place.

Why Choose Vacuworx

At Vacuworx, we focus our efforts on reducing the high number of incidents related to mechanical failure, shifting loads, dropped material, falls, and workers being struck by or caught between hazards. We believe that using vacuum lifting technology can dramatically reduce the chance for injury. Our equipment is known for its reliability and versatility and is used on job sites all over the world.

If you’re looking for a safer option for material handling, consider using Vacuworx’s vacuum lifting systems. Our equipment is designed to provide efficient and safe solutions for handling heavy materials while enabling workers to perform tasks with greater speed, accuracy, and safety.


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