Regardless of how they are made or what they contain, Piab’s ergonomic Vaculex vacuum lifter can handle all types of sacks with ease. No more heavy manual work such as lifting sacks for stacking on pallets, emptying into hoppers/feed stations, or feeding/loading/palletizing directly into or from a production line.

More than one third of all workplace injuries are caused by manual handling, yet processing staff are still often expected to lift sacks weighing 50-100 lbs., risking musculoskeletal disorders such as pain and injuries to spine/back and shoulders and repetitive strain injuries.

Piab’s semi-automated lifters are designed to take the strain off workers. Enabling procedures to be carried out in space-restricted areas, the lifters offer flexible solutions where ceiling height, narrow and confined areas with limited available working space may be an issue. ATEX approved models are available, as are stainless steel tools/attachments where needed.

Offering ergonomic and safe working environments, the Vaculex vacuum-operated lifters also allow for efficiency improvements, elevating the productivity of a plant by enabling a good flow in handling procedures, and guaranteeing high quality of products through damage limitation. Often, staff requirements can be reduced, while the muscle strength of the workforce is no longer an issue.