The P1-02 Lifter Can Save You Money - And Make You Money!

by David Peters In the short time it has been in existence, the Wood's Powr-Grip P1-02 vacuum lifter has gained a great deal of popularity and respect. This mighty little lifter is primarily being used for the handling and installation of smaller commercial and residential windows. With its low cost and its versatility, the P1 Compact… Read more »

Subaru Uses Powr-Grip Products in Their Ride-Along Campaign

by David Peters Subaru is running a new ad campaign showcasing the Subaru WRX/STI. In this campaign, people off the street are treated to a wild ride, courtesy of a professional stunt driver. To provide video of the action, and catch the reaction of the passengers on camera, several of Wood's Powr-Grip's vacuum mounting products were… Read more »

Holiday Message From the CEO

The road to business has been a rough one these past few years. The economic downturn, high unemployment and uncertain government policy have weighed heavily upon us all. Any seasoned traveler will tell you that rough roads are passable if you approach them cautiously, well prepared, and never travel alone. In the past, Wood's… Read more »

MR16 Vacuum Lifter

by David Peters Recently, Wood's Powr-Grip was asked to design and build a custom lifter, intended for a special job. Glass Solutions, Inc. out of Illinois had a job that required the installation of heavy glass curtain wall. The curtain wall panels would be 427" [1085 cm] long and 39" [99 cm] wide and weigh in around 4,000 lbs [1814… Read more »

Wood's Powr-Grip Offers a Variety of Mounting Solutions

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 also know Powr-Grip offers many types of vacuum cups that can be used as a base for mounting a wide range of items? Our mounting cups can… Read more »

Wood's Powr-Grip Flat Lifters

by David Peters In the late 1960's, Howard Wood developed and patented a battery-powered, sealed foam vacuum lifter capable of lifting loads up to 600 lbs [270 kg]. Intended for use with overhead cranes and hoists, this design signaled the birth of modern day below-the-hook Flat Lifters. Over time, a wide variety of manual, AC, DC and… Read more »

Forklift Adapter

by David Peters Put that forklift at the back of the shop to good use and improve your bottom line. Adding the Wood's Powr-Grip MRT Forklift Adapter to your arsenal of time saving tools brings to light a whole new dimension of capability and versatility. Used in conjunction with the Wood's Powr-Grip line of Manual Rotator/Tilters… Read more »

Handling Solutions from Wood's Powr-Grip for Insulated Metal Buildings

by Lisa Hagel Since 1964, Wood's Powr-Grip has been the industry leader in the use of hand-held vacuum cups and below-the-hook vacuum lifters for glass handling. As Wood's Powr-Grip continues to make glass handling more efficient, ergonomic and secure through innovative engineering, we understand the critical role our products play for… Read more »

How Vacuum Cups Can Improve Movie Making

by David Peters The quest of every director is to put the film in the can on time and below budget. While the element of time is always a challenge, the thoughtful selection of equipment for the job can do a lot to make sense and add creativity to a project. One of the often overlooked elements in both high-budget and low-budget film… Read more »

A Holiday Message From the CEO

by Bryan Wood The year 2009 has been a challenging year for everyone. With economic uncertainty and high unemployment rates, caution has been the business model of necessity. It is in these trying times that friendships and time-forged relationships gain added meaning. As we all strive to succeed, we realize that success is not measured… Read more »