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 standard pad arm extensions on existing vacuum lifters and replacing them with Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies, you can transform MRT(A) lifters to handle cladding materials of various styles and dimensions.
Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies incorporate a T-shaped frame with an insert that fits inside the sockets on standard MRT(A) pad frames. An assembly is held firmly in place on the vacuum lifter through the use of a cotterless hitch pin, making installation fast and easy. Each side of the T-shaped assembly is equipped with an adjustable pad mount, which can be secured in different positions with another cotterless hitch pin. These pad mounts support two specially designed vacuum pads, which can be selectively adjusted to conform to the load size or distance between contours. To make attachment to a lifters existing vacuum hoses quick and easy, each vacuum pad is equipped with a quick-connect vacuum fitting.
Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies feature a choice of vacuum pads: Model VPFS10T enables attachment of architectural panels and other materials with some surface texture. Sealing rings on VPFS10T pads can be readily removed and replaced if they become worn or damaged. Model VPFS625 is designed specifically for cladding materials (see chart). With dimensions of 6" x 25" [15 cm x 64 cm], VPF625 pads are ideally suited for attaching to insulated panels with high contours. The narrow shape fits between large contours and the foam rubber conforms to smaller contours and around surface irregularities, while still maintaining full vacuum and lifting function. Both vacuum pads come with equipped with closed cell, foam rubber inserts that are UV resistant, chemical resistant and solvent resistant.
Since it imperative to keep the load balanced, two Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies are required for each vacuum lifter. Pad Frame T-Arm Assemblies may be purchased as an option for new vacuum lifters or retrofitted to existing models, including the MRTA611LDC2, MRTA8-DC, MRTALP611LDC, and MRT4-DC2.
David Peters had more than 30 years experience in sales and marketing. He was the marketing associate for Wood's Powr-Grip Co., Inc., responsible for interactive marketing, tracking, market research and new product introduction.