Vacuum handling materials

Vacuum handling of materials with Aerolift

Vacuum handling of materials is now possible with Aerolift vacuum handling technology. In order to be able to handle materials with the aid of vacuum technology, the material to be handled must have an airtight surface. For example, concrete, metal or paper. Contrary to what is commonly believed, the surface doesn’t need to be perfectly flat, smooth or free of bumps. Materials of a great variety of shapes and designs can be handled using vacuum technology. Think of objects with a flat side, but also circular objects such as pipes and architecturally designed objects. Aerolift selects the most suitable suction pads for every situation.

Vacuum technology usable in a wide range of situations

In addition to load properties, Aerolift looks at the environment in which the load is located. For example, a lifter used at sea level will require different specifications than one designed for use at a higher altitude. Vacuum technology also allows materials to be handled under water. In one such project, an Aerolift device was used to move boulder clay blocks to seal a leaking canal. The boulder clay blocks were picked up using an Aerolift vacuum lifter and placed in their correct positions under water.

Material handling in various positions and temperatures

Thanks to the turning capabilities materials can be handled in any position. This enables you to handle a load both horizontally and vertically. If desired, we can design a lifter that lets you turn and even rotate a load in any position. Likewise, the operating temperature in which the handling occurs is not an issue. Thanks to our continuous innovative development of vacuum technology, we can now build vacuum lifters that are able to handle a load both in extremely low temperatures and in extreme heat.

(Non) magnetic material handling with vacuum technology

Magnetic materials such as metal sheeting, pipes and profiles can be handled safely and energy efficiently with vacuum technology. Vacuum technology also lets you handle non-magnetic materials, such as copper, aluminium and stainless steel (non-ferrous metals). The specific properties of vacuum handling offer a number of advantages over other technologies. For example, sheet clamps or welded attachments are no longer needed. And, in contrast with the use of magnets, you remain in absolute control of the sheets being handled. Synthetics, wind turbine rotor blades, wall panels for reefers of refrigerator cars, train carriages, timber and glass, are all materials that can be handled with Aerolift vacuum technology.

More information about vacuum handling of materials

For more information on vacuum handling of materials please contact our customer service. Based on Aerolift’s highly advanced, specialist product knowledge, we are able to offer suitable solutions for any industrial application.