Engineering Expertise

lifterWood’s Powr-Grip’s engineering team is made up of highly skilled and specialized mechanical engineers. With more than 40 years of experience in designing and manufacturing vacuum tools and equipment, our designers have the right combination of talents to produce efficient, effective, high-quality products for materials handling and equipment mounting.

In addition, our Chief Engineer is a subcommittee member for Standard B30.20 of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Standard B30.20 addresses vacuum lifting and general materials handling products, which are especially relevant to the industries Wood’s Powr-Grip serves. This standard includes provisions that apply to the marking, construction, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and operation of below-the-hook lifting devices used for attaching loads to hoists. Click here for more information about ASME and other design standards followed by Wood’s Powr-Grip.

Utilizing sophisticated design tools—including math analysis software, computer aided design with 3-dimensional modeling, robust manufacturing software and finite element analysis technology—Wood’s Powr-Grip’s engineering team is able to define and control every last screw on the machines we build. This engineering technology, paired with our engineering expertise, allows us to develop vacuum tools and equipment that are efficient, economical, and effective for many different applications.

Finally, much of Wood’s Powr-Grip’s success is due to our engineering team’s direct involvement with users of our products and with our dealers and distributors. Our design engineers are personally involved in providing technical support, and they work with users and distributors in developing new products for the industries we serve. This hands-on approach allows Wood’s Powr-Grip to design vacuum cups and equipment that lead the industry.

At Wood’s Powr-Grip, we understand the critical role our products play for customers in a variety of different industries. We offer standard models to meet almost every need for ease of use, reliability, safety, ergonomics, and reasonable cost. However, if one of our existing models doesn’t match your exact requirements, we are able to design and manufacture completely new products, or modify an existing design, to address your application. The result is a custom vacuum lifter – made to fulfill your job requirements, at the lowest possible cost. Please contact a Technical Sales Representative to discuss your specific needs.