vacuum lifter for glass, cladding, stones and metal sheets

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Lightweight vacuum lifters for glass, cladding, stones and metal sheets

Lightweight vacuum lifters for glass, cladding, stones and metal sheets

The vacuum lifter is an handling device, which, thanks to the vacuum created by a vacuum generator, permits fast and easy attachment, lifting and handling of sheets of glass, wall and roof panels, not porous stones and metal sheets.

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Benefits of a vacuum lifting system

  • Eliminates the need for unsafe and time-consuming lifting mechanisms such as hooks, slings or chains
  • Less downtime between lifts
  • Can lift material without displacing adjacent pieces
  • Creates a powerful positive engagement of the load (hooks, slings and chains can shift or come loose, endangering employees)
  • Reduces or eliminates need for tag line operators on the ground
  • Vacuum lifting systems are able to go where people should not be
  • Eliminates the need for spacers for big glass plate
  • Audio alarms indicate unsafe lifting environments

How works

A vacuum glass lifter is a lifting device, which, thanks to the vacuum created by a vacuum generator, permits fast and easy attachment, lifting and handling of sheets of glass. The vacuum is created by a vacuum generator supplied with electric pump ( AC, DC or battery powered ) or compressed air ( Venturi system).

Vacuum pump maintains a constant vacuum in the de-pressure reservoir, when activated, the system pulls a vacuum between the pad and object to be lifted, using a vacuum tank, previously loaded with the pump. Therefore the suction is immediate.

The structure of vacuum lifters for glass may be fixed, tilting 0°-90° or rotating 360°. In relation to the weigth of thematerial to be lift, the vacuum lifters are comprised of two, four, six or more vacuum pads. Many models are available with extension or adjustable arms that offer a variety of pad configurations to accommodate difefrent load dimensions.

Suction Cups

The vacuum system was designed to ensure minimum vacuum dispersion, even if there is a power failure

The new suction cups so that they guarantee minimum vacuum dispersion and increased safety. During lab tests including simulation of a power failure, the cup was able to hold the load for up to 48 hours, going far beyond the limit set by the EN 13155:2009 standard.

Suction cups come complete with a safety ring, and some also come with a double lip ring. Most lifters are provided with cups with a double spring system in order to best compensate the flexion of glass sheets and so that the cups sit better on the same sheets.

Suction Cups
Control Unit

An on-board computer to manage the lifter as safely as possible

Verifies the operation of the lifter's main components and carries out self-diagnostics if a breakdown occurs. The control unit comes complete with microprocessors to control the power circuits.

It monitors the level of vacuum in the system, reporting any anomalies with a visual and acoustic alarm. Manages and monitors batteries and a built-in economizer considerably lengthens battery life.

Control Unit

Main Controls

The control system varies depending on the models, in the case of models with manual movements, the controls for suction and release are present on the frame or can be controlled by radio, in models equipped with electric movements, the radio control controls each function. The on-board computer allows the machine to be switched on and off, monitors the status of the battery, provides information on the operation and any alarms, and integrates the function of economizing energy consumption.

  1. suction/release button
  2. rotation control
  3. board computer
  4. tilting control
  5. release
  6. suction
  7. tilting up
  8. suction
  9. rotation counterclockwise
  10. tilting down
  11. rotation clockwise

Fully compliance to normative

The observance of the EN 13155 Standard and other directives is essential to satisfying safety requirements. RIGHETTI has developed and designed avant-garde components to improve and perfect safety systems. A latest generation control unit, custom developed and designed suction cups, a vacuum system made to guarantee the best hold—these are just a few of the results achieved by our team of designers.

The Righetti Vacuum Lifter are fully compliant with all the relevant norms for lifting equipments, included EN13155, and are manufactured according to the indications provided by UNI EN ISO 9001.

Why Made in Italy is important

Made in Italy is important, because Italy is the second European country for industrial production, behind only Germany. Around 1/4 of Italy's GDP are exports, amounting to around 450 billion euros. Italy specializes in products with high added value, where it manages to be competitive, thanks to an industrial tradition that has rewarded innovation and a more flexible vision, accustomed to making products tailored to the customer.

Why chose us

Because for 50 years we have been dealing with industrial supplies, we have seen technology evolve and needs change. Because we are used to working with customers from all over the world, because we believe that after-sales service is as important as the technical preparation of our staff. We like to listen to requests, and propose the best solutions.

E.U. Guarantee

E.U. legislation provides a Free of charge, 2-year guarantee (legal guarantee) on faulty goods, for all products we sell, this is important because it is a guarantee that the goods sold by us are covered by European protection. All goods we sell are invoiced by Silcom North UAB, a company registered in Vilnius, Lithuania. Every product we send is checked before departure, but in case there are any problems, the customer is required to notify us as soon as possible, and must not use the product until our withdrawal. In case the customer needs a repair, we are always available to assist him, even after the warranty expires.

Founded in Italy in 1998

RIGHETTI is specialised in manufacturing and supplying lifting and handling systems, such as jib cranes, overhead suspended system and below-the-hook devices - vacuum lifters, pincers and spreader beams.

All lifting and handling devices are designed and built to optimise working times to the maximum, by offering a strong and easy to use product.

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