Unique Christmas Gift Ideas

by David Peters Here we are again, doing the Christmas gift giving thing. The Internet sure has made it a lot nicer. You can find almost anything in the world on the Internet, and it's easy (sometimes way too easy) just to click the mouse, and voila- you're done shopping for the season. The buying may be simpler, but figuring out what… Read more »

Tools that Make Solar Panel Installation Easier

article courtesy of Modernize We at Modernize know that workers who are tasked with installing solar panels on homes and businesses face several dangers inherent to the job. While they do their best to be careful and get the job done well, sometimes hazardous conditions can cause accidents or, at the very least, decrease efficiency.… Read more »

Forklift-Adapted Vacuum Lifting Solutions

by David Peters The forklift is one piece of equipment that can be found in almost every manufacturing facility. It is routinely used to transport pallets of raw materials and finished products around the plant for warehousing, stocking, shipping and receiving. After completing mundane daily chores, the forklift sits silently abandoned… Read more »

FCC & EC Compliant Radio Remotes for Vacuum Lifters

by David Peters Great News! Wood's Powr-Grip now has a new radio remote system for its vacuum lifters that is both FCC and CE compliant. For the longest time, it was difficult to find a single radio remote system that met all the requirements of the FCC and the CE. It seems that many geographical regions have different regulations… Read more »

Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies

Wood's Powr-Grip® Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies increase the versatility of our MRT and MRTA series of below-the-hook vacuum lifters. These plug-in style pad frame extensions are specifically designed to enable MRT(A) vacuum lifters to handle insulated metal panels, cold storage panels and other cladding materials. By simply removing the… Read more »

The DC-Powered CB2 Counterbalance Lifter

by David Peters Counterbalance lifters allow glaziers to install large windows under soffits, gables, overhangs or similar obstructions in multi-story buildings and airport towers, by extending the load forward from the center of a crane's hook-point. Our new CB2DCS Counterbalance Lifter can handle loads of up to 1600 lbs [725 kg] and… Read more »

Lease a Lifter

An Alternative to Buying by David Peters So a job comes along that requires the horsepower of a serious vacuum lifter. It's one of those infrequent jobs that doesn't justify the purchase of the vacuum lifter necessary to complete the project, but the money is good, and the exposure is sure to bring your company more jobs in the future.… Read more »

The Wild Side of Powr-Grip

by Byron LaRue Spellbound, I stand with my nine-year-old daughter, watching river otters dive, twist and chase each other under water. We are so close, I could reach out and touch them, were it not for the thick glass between us and their pool, giving us a perfect view of their playful antics. I could spend hours here, but eventually my… Read more »

Don't Be Square - Go Round

In a recent meeting, a member of the WPG Sales Team mentioned that there had been quite a few inquiries lately regarding the merits of many round vacuum pads on a vacuum lifter, as compared to fewer square or rectangular vacuum pads. During the discussion that followed, Powr-Grip's Don Hayes composed this response: Some things are just… Read more »


by David Peters This time of the year, you hear it over and over again, "They are just so hard to buy for - I don't know what to get them, they have everything! I just can't think of anything to get for them." Holiday shopping can be a bear! But in this day and age of electronic gadgetry, surely there is something unique out there that… Read more »