Vacuum material handling

Vacuum material handling is easily done by a customised lifting solution of Aerolift. Our material handling equipment is able to lift, turn and transport. All to optimise your handling process.

Vacuum handling for your application

The application possibilities of vacuum handling are endless and offer many benefits compared to alternative lifting methods. Think of an easy and fast handling process, reduction of production costs, no damage to your product and improvement in the safety of the work environment. In order to use vacuum handling, the material to be handled must have an airtight surface. 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. We offer our material handling solutions for industries such as precast concrete, tunnelling, metals, piping, paper reels, wind energy and many other industries.

Vacuum material handling for various situations

All our (vacuum) handling equipment is custom made and designed for a specific situation. Besides load properties, we also look at the environment in which the load needs to be handled. A lifter used at sea level requires different specifications than one designed for use at a higher altitude. And we are even able to come up with equipment to handle materials 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. With the environmental features you can also think extreme temperatures or challenging positions in which the loads need to be turned and/or rotated.

(Non) magnetic lifting 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 material handling

For more information on vacuum material handling 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.