Vacuworx PHD Named a Top 50 New Product For 2021

The Vacuworx PHD Series portable vacuum lifting system was named a Top 50 product in 2021, by Equipment Today, a leading equipment magazine serving commercial construction contractors.

PHD Series lifters are lightweight and completely portable using a 12v 30Ah rechargeable LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery for longer run time. The units, ideal for interior and exterior work environments in which no dedicated power sources are available, were engineered to work safer, faster and smarter while handling materials such as concrete, marble, granite, metal, steel, iron and thick plastic close to the ground.

Weighing only 25 lb, PHD Series lifters were further designed for maximum operator comfort and control with remote operation and lifting capacities of 2,500 lb. The system if fully customizable with a variety of interchangeable vacuum pads and mounting options for forklifts, small cranes, compact excavators and skid steers.

“The Top 50 award shows our commitment to making the products we manufacture as versatile as possible,” said Jeff Baldwin, a regional sales manager with Vacuworx. “There are several pad assemblies and mounting options available for the PHD, based on required load capacities and the materials being lifted. This way, you are never married to a single footprint.”

The editorial teams from Equipment Today and compiled product inquiries and web page views from new products featured in Equipment Today over an extended 16-month period, due to pandemic influences, from March 2020 to June 2021. They said winning products represent the leading edge of innovation, quality, efficiency and productivity in the construction industry.

“The products recognized by the annual Contractors’ Top 50 New Products awards represent what contractors are seeking most to boost profitability on their construction projects,” said Becky Schultz, Equipment Today editor. “Despite an unprecedented timeframe, with intense distractions and complications stemming from the pandemic, this year’s products were able to capture the attention of Equipment Today’s audience and site visitors, demonstrating that contractors see them as highly capable of improving performance, efficiency and productivity on their jobsites.”

Information about all 50 of the 2021 award recipients can be found in the September issue of Equipment Today and on For more information about incorporating a PHD/PS 1 Series portable vacuum lifting system—billed as the perfect solution for smaller lifting challenges on the job or in the shop—visit the product page.

Vacuworx is the global leader in vacuum lifting technology with diverse lines of safer, faster and smarter material-handling solutions for the oil and gas, utility infrastructure, civil construction, concrete renovation, hardscape and quarry, and fabrication and precast industries. We offer a full complement of OEM-approved parts, equipment and 24/7 customer services, alongside on-call field service technicians and a network of authorized Vacuworx equipment distributors located throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Australasia.


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