Camera Mounts for the (Last?) Holiday Season

by David Peters I cannot stress enough how imperative it is that you plan now for the upcoming Christmas season - or the end of the world, (I don't know which because, unfortunately, I'm not Edgar Cayce or Nostradamus, and last year those inconsiderate ancient Mayans failed to send me a copy of their new calendar. All three have… Read more »

AFRL Wall Climbing Competition - ASU Spiderman

by David Peters How do you climb a vertical concrete wall if you haven't been bitten by a radio-active spider? Well the students at Arizona State University have come up with a solution that would even make Spidey do a double take. In the fall of 2011, the Air Force Research Laboratory presented a challenge to 16 universities across… Read more »

Wood's Powr-Grip Gives Great Dane a Lift

by David Peters Great Dane Limited Partnership®, manufacturer of Great Dane Trailers, is one of the largest refrigerated trailer manufacturers in the world. As you can imagine, when they do something, they do it big. And something big is exactly what they were looking for when they approached Wood's Powr-Grip to build a below-the-hook… Read more »

Custom Flat Lifter w/ Forklift Adapter

by David Peters At Wood's Powr-Grip, customers frequently approach us with a unique set of circumstances and enlist our help to find a material handling solution for their company. Such was the case recently when a prominent pharmaceutical company came to us looking for a double-barrel solution (a way to lift barrels with two different… Read more »

Wood's Powr-Grip Introduces New and Improved 9-Inch Vacuum Pad

by David Peters Wood's Powr-Grip is always searching for ways to improve its products, to provide the very best user experience possible. Some are minor tweaks, such as a bolt here or a nut there. Others include dramatic overhauls to accommodate our customers' needs. Recently, one such minor improvement has taken place. There was an… Read more »

The Stowaway Tilt Table - Product Reboot!

by David Peters As you may recall, Wood's Powr-Grip introduced this tilting work table some years ago, primarily for the glass industry. As a portable cutting table that can tilt, transport glass and be stored easily in small places, the Stowaway (model STT1) generated a lot of enthusiasm. Unfortunately, many customers found the price… Read more »

How Does Temperature Affect Your Vacuum Cups

by Jessica Smith Temperature Many owners and operators of Wood's Powr-Grip hand-held vacuum cups and below-the-hook vacuum lifters have expressed curiosity about the range of temperatures in which our products work. Although the answer contains several layers, do not fret, for Wood's Powr-Grip is on the case, and this explanation will… Read more »

Wood's Powr-Grip Releases New Lifter for Insulated Metal Panels

by David Peters Wood's Powr-Grip is pleased to announce the addition of a new low-profile vacuum lifter: the MRTALPR4. In addition to the advantages of other below-the-hook lifters in our low-profile series, this Powr-Grip rotator/tilter features a specially designed, adjustable pad frame with flexible vacuum pads and sliding pad… Read more »

New Vacuum Pad for Use on Coated Glass Surfaces

A Need for Lifters That Can Handle Coated Glass A year and a half ago, a large glass processing company needed a vacuum pad that could lift from the warm side of coated glass. It also could not leave any damaging mark or any residue on the surface. So our R&D Department at Wood's Powr-Grip set out to find just the right formula of… Read more »