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 »

A Holiday Message From the CEO

The past few years have indeed been interesting, what with the highs and the lows, markets up and markets down, sales up and sales down. But together we've plowed forward and vowed to ride out the hard times. As conditions continue to improve, we would like to thank all those employees whose selfless sacrifice has enabled us to continue… 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 »

WPG's Camera Mounts Move Into the PRO Arena

by David Peters Have you ever been out hydroplaning your moth in Sydney Harbor when suddenly you decide you want to photograph it coming out of the water? Or let's say you're chasing swirling vortices across the mid-western United States and you want to get a picture without getting wet or beat to death by hail! Or maybe you're out… Read more »

Lifting Curved Materials

by Joe Landsverk One of the frequent questions we get here at Wood's Powr-Grip is, "Can I lift curved glass with any of your products?" You may be surprised to learn, the answer is "Yes". Wood's Powr-grip has specifically designed a wide range of vacuum cups and lifters that can attach to curved or bent surfaces. Lifting curved or… Read more »

The MTCL Cladding Lifter and Leasing Options

by David Peters At Wood's Powr-Grip, we are constantly improving and expanding our product line to accommodate the needs of new industries world wide. Enter the new MTCL6FS625, a versatile vacuum lifter capable of handling metal panels, metal roofing and insulated panels in the cladding industry. Since its introduction on the cladding… Read more »

Woods Powr-Grip Custom Design Fills Hunter Douglas Needs

by David Peters Hunter Douglas works with architects and designers throughout the world, helping to lift original ideas off the drawing board and into reality. Their sun-control solutions, suspended ceilings, ventilated façade systems, and translucent materials have helped create some of the world's most sustainable and recognizable… Read more »