Most Aerolift lifting solutions are based on vacuum, due to the many advantages compared to other lifting methods.
All sorts of material can be lifted by vacuum. No matter the weight, no matter the dimensions, as long as the surface is airtight.
Vacuum handling is a well-known lifting method for the glass industry. We specialise in the more unique and challenging situations which require a custom made lifting solution.
Also ashlar can be handled with vacuum without damage and without any other form of hoisting equipment.
Aerolift specialises in customised lifting solutions for the complete handling processes within the heavy lifting industry. We design solutions with a lifting capacity from only 85 kg up to 85 tons. And even more if desired… For every situation we look for the best possible handling solution. Optimising efficiency and the safe work environment. No situation is the same, and so are our lifting devices.
If possible, we design our lifting solutions based on vacuum lifting technology. We prefer vacuum handling due to the many unique advantages compared to other lifting methods:
Easy and fast
Reduced production costs
Not all products are suited to be handled by vacuum. For these situations we engineer mechanical lifting solutions. The mechanical solutions are always specially engineered to offer the same sort of advantages as a vacuum lifter.
We deliver our heavy lifting solutions worldwide since the 1960’s. Over the years our handling devices are applied in many different industries.
Industries where the Aerolift lifting solutions are most often used:
But we also engineer (vacuum) lifting devices which are used to handle glass, plastics, timber, sandstone, bluestone, and clay products. Is your industry not listed? Do not hesitate to contact our team of lifting experts. Our customised lifting solutions are applied in many more industries.
Vacuum handling is a well-known lifting method for the glass industry. The soft suction pad with a divided surface pressure enables easy and fast handling without scratching or otherwise harming the glass. In this industry Aerolift distinguishes itself by engineering custom made vacuum lifters. For applications with a repetitive character we develop fully automatic, robot-like lifting devices. We also develop solutions for glass handling in high-rise buildings for the installation of facade panels and windows.
The applications of vacuum technology in plastics is extremely diverse. Any product with an airtight surface is suited to be lifted by vacuum. In this industry we mainly focus on handling the somewhat heavier product and lifting processes with a repetitive character. For example:
In the timber industry we specialise in handling wooden products with an airtight surface, which therefore can be handled by vacuum technology. Especially with a wooden product it is important be sure the product to handle has really an airtight surface. In sawmills, vacuum lifting equipment is usually used in combination with an overhead crane. Aerolift develops vacuum lifters in combination with extension systems that can handle boards of different lengths. With one device you can not only handle a board of six meters, but also a board of up to twelve meters. Also within wood frame construction you can make use of vacuum technology. This way you can not only lift walls, but also turn them 90° and eventually place them.
The surface of sandstone, bluestone and clay products are easily damage and need to be handled with care. Vacuum technology is an excellent choice, due to the soft rubber and divided surface pressure. Even the most sensitive surfaces stay undamaged by vacuum handling.
Curious for the best possible heavy lifting solution for your situation? Contact our team of lifting experts and discuss the possibilities.