PT10 Pad Frame Extensions

by David Peters The Wood’s Powr-Grip® PT10 vacuum lifter has established itself as the workhorse for load manipulation in stone fabrication shops worldwide. With powered tilt, ten 10″ [25 cm] vacuum pads, an impressive 1500 lb [680 kg] capacity and robust construction, the PT10 continues to help reduce breakage and reduce manpower needs, all while increasing safety and the… Read more »

Specialized Mounts for Still and Video Imagery

by David Peters If you know Wood’s Powr-Grip, you know that vacuum cups are widely used for lifting and maneuvering a variety of materials, such as glass, stone slabs, appliances, etc. But did you know Powr-Grip also offers a large variety of cups that can be used for mounting a wide range of items? Let’s take a… Read more »

Integrated Hoist Controls Make Lifting Easier

 Vacuum lifter and hoist controls are melded into a single ergonomic handle, enabling the operator to work faster, easier and safer. This option combines a Demag hoist and a tiller-style control handle on the vacuum lifter. Controls on the tiller handle may include those for load release, variable speed up and down, as well as powered rotation… Read more »

245 IMP’s Installed in Just Eight Days

by Jake Knaub In just eight days, workers installed 245 Insulated Metal Panels (IMP’s) to erect a 17,500 square-foot [1,626 m2] addition to WPG’s manufacturing facility.  The construction crew was briefly trained in the use of WPG lifters with IMP’s, and within a day they had developed an efficient installation routine. Thanks to their hard work and… Read more »

Safety is Standard

by Gary Bond Keeping the workplace safe is a primary concern in the construction industry – especially when working with glass, stone or large panels. To further the goal of workplace safety, Wood’s Powr-Grip utilizes standards set forth by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). ASME B30.20 is a consensus safety standard that covers… Read more »

7 Ways to Save Money this Construction Season

With peak construction season upon us, many companies are faced with hard decisions that could affect their futures in business. One important factor may be deciding whether to lease or buy the equipment needed for a specific job. Leasing the necessary equipment can certainly be a viable alternative to buying!

WPG Adds TWO GIANTS To Its Lease Fleet

With growing demand from the construction industry for larger glass, curtain wall and architectural panels, Wood’s Powr-Grip® has stepped up by adding two new giants to its lease fleet: the MR2411LDCS and the CB3DCS. The MR2411LDCS 360° manual rotator is a lifting solution well suited to the installation of large curtain wall or unitized glazing… Read more »

Coated Surfaces – Can You Handle It?

by Jake Knaub Operating Instructions specify the weight your Wood’s Powr-Grip® lifter can handle. However several things can affect the load capacity of a below-the-hook vacuum lifter. For example, the capacity is calculated for materials with clean, dry, smooth, nonporous surfaces and a friction coefficient of 1. If your material does not satisfy these conditions, including… Read more »

Let Us Fix You Up with Some Repair Skills

by Jake Knaub Whenever you are handling glass, insulated metal panels, stone, or other construction materials, accidents can cost both money and lives. Making sure that lifting equipment is maintained correctly and free from damage can be a powerful tool in preventing the loss of life, limb and property. Wood’s Powr-Grip® is devoted to creating a… Read more »

NGA Announces Launch of

Industry News As a member of the National Glass Association, we would like to share this recent press release with you. The National Glass Association and Glass Magazine Launch The National Glass Association (NGA) and Glass Magazine, the official magazine of NGA, are pleased to announce the launch of, a new interactive website that… Read more »