Lifting solutions for your industry
Looking for lifting solutions which perfectly fit your situation? Aerolift designs custom made lifting solutions. We specialise in solutions for the complete handling range, from production to construction. The Aerolift lifting devices are used in many different industries, such as the:
- Concrete industry
- TBM industry
- Metal industry
- Piping industry
- Paper roll industry
- Wind power industry
Is your industry not listed here? No worries, we deliver our lifting devices to many more industries. Contact our team of specialists, they are happy to think along and discuss possible solutions.
If possible, our lifting solutions are based on vacuum technology. In our opinion vacuum lifting technology is the best lifting method there is due to the many advantages compared to other lifting methods. But not every product is suitable to be lifted by vacuum. Specially for these situations we design lifting solutions without vacuum. Although vacuum is not an option, our lifting devices are always designed to offer the same sort of advantages, such as speed, no damage, ease of use, less manpower and safety.
The concrete industry is highly suitable to be handled by vacuum technology. Due to the unique properties of vacuum handling, it is possible to demould, lift and turn concrete products without the need of embeds. Moreover, the curing time is considerably reduced from 24 hours to 8 till 10 hours! This as a result of the divided surface pressure of a suction pad. We offer concrete lifting solutions for the complete handling process, for the production, storage, transport and construction.
Tunnel segments are just like other concrete products highly suitable to be handled by vacuum technology. We offer solutions for the complete handling process from production of the tunnel segments to handling the segments inside the tunnel boring machine (TBM).
Vacuum handling can be used to lift both magnetic and non-magnetic metals, including steel, aluminium, copper, stainless steel and other metal alloys. Compared to alternative lifting methods like magnets and clamps, vacuum technology offers many industry bounded advantages. Think of no damage, no risk of overload, no spacers, no residual magnetism and so on. Our vacuum lifters are used to feed the cutting machine, the bending machine, the pipe production, for storage, transport and so on.
We design lifting solutions for the complete handling process of pipes. Starting at the plates of the pipe production. Afterwards the pipes can easily be handled by a vacuum lifting device or a mechanical pipe lifter. As indicated above, we always prefer lifting solutions by vacuum, but coated pipes are not always airtight and therefore can’t be handled by vacuum. Specially for these situations we designed a spreader bar which offers the same sort of advantages as a vacuum pipe lifter. Enabling us to offer a wide range of pipe lifting solutions for production, storage, transport and even offshore.
Aerolift vacuum lifting devices has proven itself as a valuable asset in automated paper manufacturing plants. After production, the paper rolls are placed upright and are lifted at the top by an Aerolift vacuum lifter. The vacuum lifter is able to stack the paper rolls closely together, maximising the available storage space. On customer’s request we also designed a paper gripper. A lifting solution, specially designed to lift paper rolls which are packed to be shipped over sea. The Aerogripper matches the parameters of the batch of paper rolls perfectly, as they are placed with a minimum distance in between.
Unlike paper producers, do the paper users, such as the packaging and printing industry, often only have limited storage capacity. Also, for these applications we offer custom made lifting solutions which operate for example in combination with forklifts and lifters for manual crane lifting operations.
The wind power industry demands heavy lifting of large products with great precision. A perfect job to be carried out by vacuum handling. We designed lifting solutions:
- To handle the heavy steel plates of the windmill tower
- To handle the laminates of the windmill blades
- To lift and turn the spare cabs of the windmill plates
- To lift the long windmill blades itself
for a lifting solution for your industry?
If you like more specific information about possible lifting solutions for your industry, contact our team of experts. Is your industry not covered in the previous information? Don’t hesitate to contact our team, we design custom made lifting solutions for many more industries. Not sure if your product is suited to be handled by vacuum? Read our article about why a product can or can’t be handled by vacuum.