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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 vacuum cups that can be used as a base for mounting a wide range of… 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) of various sizes 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… 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 many aspects… Read more »