Pipe handling equipment

Looking for pipe lifting equipment for your pipeline project? Then use the Aerolift pipe handling equipment! Our customised lifting solutions are used for every part of the lifting process of pipe elements: during production, storage, internal transport, transhipment, construction of the pipelines and even offshore.

Improve the safe work environment

Pipe lifting is often done by slings or hooks. Both methods which require manual attachment and detachment. This is no problem on ground level, but what if the line pipes are stacked up to several meters high? Someone must climb the stack, which is a very dangerous situation with great risk to life and limb. All Aerolift pipe handling equipment is designed to rule out this risk. Improving the safety of the work environment tremendously. However, this is not the only benefit.

Lifting pipe elements and pipelines with vacuum technology

Most Aerolift lifting solutions are based on vacuum lifting technology. In our opinion, vacuum technology is the best lifting method available in pipeline construction. The advantages compared to other lifting methods are unique and impressive.
Conventional lifting techniques usually use chains and clamps, which can lead to unwanted damage to the load. However, with a vacuum lifter for pipelines and pipe elements, clamps and chains are not required, and this brings significant advantages in terms of efficiency and safety. Our unique vacuum technology means that the load to be transported is not exposed to any risk of damage, a higher production speed is achieved and energy and personnel costs are saved. The specially developed alarm system for this technology is easy to operate and ensures optimal compliance with the required safety standards. During the handling process, no one has to be near the pipe elements, which increases safety and eliminates the risk to life and limb!

Advantages of vacuum lifting systems at a glance:

  • simple and fast handling
  • perfect control during handling
  • no spacers or stoppers required
  • safe lifting due to safety precautions
  • avoidance of damage to the pipe
  • increased productivity
  • less manpower needed
  • less investment in technology and energy

Safety has the highest priority

Safety is the highest priority for all our pipe lifting tools. That is why all vacuum lifting devices are equipped with a special alarm system and also have a minimum hang time in case of sudden power failure.

Aerolift’s vacuum lifting devices are therefore designed in such a way that in the event of a malfunction, the vacuum will only drop to its half-value after a few minutes. However, if the vacuum level drops below 80%, the pipe lifting device also emits a clearly audible and visible signal. Moreover, in the event of a malfunction, the load always remains suspended for a few minutes due to safety devices. In this way, sufficient reaction time remains and suitable measures can be taken to bring the material safely to the ground elsewhere.
Experience has shown that our vacuum technology is often safer than conventional techniques. This is because, unlike techniques such as tying, chaining or hooking, the safety status is not only checked selectively, but a vacuum pipe lifting device from Aerolift checks this permanently. The existing vacuum level can therefore be read quickly and easily by a specialist at any time.

Improve the safe working environment

In pipeline construction, lifting pipe elements is often done with slings or hooks. Both methods require manual attachment and detachment of the load. At ground level this is not a problem, but what if the pipe elements are stacked up to several meters high? Someone has to climb the stack, which is a very dangerous situation with great risk to life and limb. All Aerolift pipe lifting tools and pipe handling equipment are designed to eliminate this risk. This greatly improves the safety of the working environment. All our vacuum lifting systems are equipped with a specially designed alarm system for this technology. This makes the respective lifting system easy to operate and ensures optimum compliance with the required safety standards.

Lift multiple pipes at the same time

All Aerolift vacuum pipe lifters are custom made and designed for a specific purpose. Will the vacuum lifter be used to handle one or multiple pipes at ones? What is the diameter range of pipes which need to be lifted? It all depends on the situation and the customer’s desires. Our experienced and competent staff will be happy to think along with you and advise you on the possibilities in your situation. No matter what challenge you face when constructing pipelines: Whether you need a pipe lifting device or pipe unloading equipment, the Aerolift team will find a suitable solution that meets your wishes and requirements!

Lifting solutions for coated pipes

Coated pipes are not always suited to be lifted by a vacuum. It all depends on the kind of coating. Is the coating airtight? If not, the line pipe can no longer be lifted by vacuum. Specially for these situations we engineer mechanical pipe lifting devices which offer the same sort of advantages as a vacuum pipe lifter. For example, the clamping force of the spreader bar is automatically activated after the positions itself above the coated pipes. All controlled by the crane operator from a safe distance from inside the crane cabin. Besides, the mechanical pipe lifting equipment also offers other advantages such as easy and fast handling, safety, increased productivity, lower investment, and no damage to the load.

Customised pipe handling equipment for your situation

Are you curious if the Aerolift pipe lifting equipment can improve your handling process? Contact us and our team is happy to discuss the handling possibilities for your line pipes. Do you not only wish to handle pipes, but also concrete slabs? The Aerolift lifting solutions are used to lift both: concrete slabs and (coated) pipes.