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Jeff is a construction worker in a cement factory.  He loves his job a lot, even though it can be a bit tasking sometimes.  Usually, this is a job that requires a lot of heavy lifting and hauling, but that does not discourage his passion for his job. This isn’t a problem for him as he is built like a rock, 6ft 1 with ripped muscles; he sure doesn’t mind hauling a few bags around here and there.

On a workday, as usual, he’s being asked to lift some sacks around; he replies, "I can’t do that right now. I sprained my back from lifting some bags of cement yesterday."

Now, this is a common problem in industries like this; sprains and pains associated with heavy lifting can be annoying. This menace leaves the affected persons in pain and affects productivity and efficiency on the company’s end. Having a vacuum sack lifter on-site helps reduce accidents from heavy lifting as the machine uses suction pressure to grab onto the sack and move it from one point to another. Have you ever wondered how sacks and other heavy-duty materials are being lifted, especially during construction? They use what is known as suction pressure to create a grip on another surface or object that is to be lifted.

These lifters have been modified over time into different variations and varieties, from the conventional ones that lift only non-porous surfaces to those that can lift porous surfaces. Well, you should know that sack lifting and other forms of heavy lifting is a common problem encountered on a day to day basis on construction sites and many other industries.

Fun fact, they are also used in cemeteries! These lifters are used to hoist tombstones around. They are also a must-have in glass industries as they are the ideal tool for moving glass as suction works perfectly well with glass. Carpenters, craftsmen, DIY’s enthusiasts also know that this is a must-have for moving things around. If you supervise or own any company that does the heavy-duty lifting, then you should know that Vacuum Lifters are an important accessory to own. They are tools of ease that help to save time while ensuring efficiency and productivity. A vacuum lifter can be used to lift different things ranging from sacks to glass to wood, tiles, and other kinds of heavy lifting. It reduces physical strain on the workers, which dramatically reduces the chances of accidents caused by heavy lifting. It makes hard and impossible tasks easier to do. It is an efficient way of getting the job done, saving time, and also ensuring safety all at the same time. You should also know that they are an ergonomic solution to backaches and joint problems, which many workers who do heavy lifting complain of. They offer a safer work environment while still getting the job done.

GRABO has a variety of vacuum lifters for you to choose from.

GRABO is a portable battery-powered vacuum lifter, gradually replacing traditional suction cups because of its key features such as portability, battery power, and strength. It can lift to 375 lbs and can grab even rough and porous materials. They have an upper edge over the other vacuum cleaners because they can hold porous surfaces, rough surfaces, sacks of all materials, wet surfaces, glass, and much more. GRABO has a much higher airflow and, as a result, can attract a majority of high cast pavers and porous materials. They are popular in the cement industries as they are used for picking up sacks of cement from one point to another. It is also a good tool in glass industries as its suction point makes it ideal for lifting and moving glass, either plain or patterned. It is also great for moving tiles, picking them up, and putting them in place. Its lightweight features and portability make it a popular demand as it is easy to move around. Other features include:

High Adhesion to rough surfaces:

Unlike the conventional suction cups, which are only able to create a good seal on airtight and non-porous surfaces, say, for example, glass. On the other hand, GRABO can create a good and secure seal on porous, etched, and rough surfaces. The principle it uses to create a strong seal against porous surfaces can be described using Murray’s law.

Keeping a seal for longer periods on porous materials: 

Conventional lifters can not, and even when they create a seal, cannot hold it for more than a few seconds.  This is due to air constantly seeping out of the porous material in question. Each GRABO lifter is unique with its very own serial number. This serial number is engraved Into the machine. There is also quality control, and for every lifter produced, all the raw materials used are carefully gone over to ensure that they are in good condition.

GRABO is currently sold in over 40 countries and is even sold out in North America, with its sales expectations to be higher in the USA and Canada.


A typical Vacuum lifter had the following parts:

Vacuum plate lifting system

The function of this plate is for lifting different elements with the lifter actuation system embedded in it. The function of actuation is to lift or move the vacuum lifter throughout the whole operation. The lifting actuation system is being controlled and regulated by the control system.

Suction plate 

The vacuum lifter houses the suction plate. It is usually horizontal in shape with a pierced suction surface facing downwards. This is responsible for making contact with the surface of the object to be lifted. It also houses the suction lifter cup, responsible for the suction with which it attaches itself to the object to be lifted.