Intelli-Grip Technology – What You Need, When You Need It!
by Bryan Strobel
At Wood’s Powr-Grip®, our customers are our priority: We know that keeping you safe and productive is also what keeps you satisfied—and us proud of what we make. Handling large sheets of glass, stone, metal and other materials can be challenging and inherently risky. As a result, we continually work to improve our products by making them safer, more efficient and more responsive to your needs.
In anticipation of those needs, we have developed the next generation of vacuum lifters featuring Powr-Grip’s® proprietary Intelli-Grip™ technology. This state-of-the-art design monitors the lifter’s vacuum and power systems, adjusts resources as necessary, and notifies the operator when something requires special attention. It tells you what you need to know, when you need to know it, enabling you to focus on your material handling job and not the nuances of lifter operation.
Vacuum lifters with Intelli-Grip™ communicate critical information at a glance via a color LCD display screen. A flashing amber strobe light and audible alarm warn you about conditions that may compromise safety. These vacuum lifters also host a variety of safety features that help prevent anyone from performing dangerous actions. On every lift Intelli-Grip™ tests for a good vacuum seal and checks for low power. If the battery is dangerously low, it also prevents the lifter from attaching to loads.
Every time the vacuum lifter is powered up, Intelli-Grip™ automatically performs self-diagnostics, to make certain the lifter is ready-to-go. Unique service codes quickly identify potential problems, minimizing lifter down-time. Smart power management enables the lifter to work longer on a single charge.
As advanced electronics work their way into an ever-increasing array of industries and consumer goods, Wood’s Powr-Grip believes that Intelli-Grip™ represents the future of vacuum lifting and glass handling. We’re confident that its ease of use and safety features will prove the value of Intelli-Grip™ every single workday—so you can enjoy your days off for many years to come!
Bryan Strobel is the New Product Development department manager at Wood’s Powr-Grip. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and specializes in product analysis and design.