Board, Panel & Door Lifters
Palamatic design quality vacuum lifting systems. Each industrial sector faces it’s own set of problems when moving materials throughout the operation. Our knowledge has built up over years of working with companies in over 20 manufacturing industries. The Palamatic Vacuum Lifter concept is simply about offering distinct categories that combine to lift loads from 10kg (22lbs) or less up to 400kg (880lbs).
We offer three distinct ranges of Vacuum Tube Lifting System including:- PL This range of products remains a good standard system for general operating processes such as sack lifting and box lifting. HCL Wide-spread use in 45G drums handling and in the woodworking industry for handlings large sheets and boards. Palamatic S-LINE is our newest development in vacuum lifting devices incorporating a vacuum control assembly with side handle generally the most popular design for many handling processes where design mimics operators natural action. The new Palamatic LITE is ideal for fast, speedy operations utilising a trigger control valve design and control head adaptors that fit like a glove.
Choose from the vacuum lifting product solutions below for our standard systems.
Palamatic has provided many solutions to manual handling problems within the woodworking industry. The Palamatic vacuum tube lifting systems are safe, durable and effective tools to take the weight and stress out of manual handling tasks. Vacuum lifter can be used as a lift assist for workers performing repetitive tasks such as re-stacking and machine loading. These manual handling tasks can include board lifting, 180° board turning and 90° manual panel turning (ideal for vertical panel saw loading).
Common panel handling problems relate to the awkward nature of the payload – particularly so for CNC, Router, Edge Bander and Beam Saw loading operations. Palamatic’s board, panel, door and furniture lifting systems take the strain away from the operator and replace it with a user friendly vacuum powered lift assistor.
- Flat Bed Machine Loading and horizontal board lifting
The Palamatic board lifting systems can be used whenever unprocessed or laminated wooden boards have to be manipulated horizontally. Typical jobs for this lifter are to grip and lift wooden boards from a stack for feeding into a horizontal saw or punch machine. With standard or custom designed tooling/ suction feet incorporating rubber seals thyat form to the shape of the product surface, the Palamatic S-LINE vacuum tube lifter systems meet the maximum standards of safety and efficiency in this demanding industry. The inbuilt safety valve mechanism in all Palamatic vacuum lifters mean that in the event of power failure the product will not be released until the operator decides.
- Horizontal to Vertical Rotation of Panels
When wooden boards/ panels have to be turned or rotated through 90 degrees within the work process a tilting device (angle adaptor) with operator handle is incoporated into the Palamatic vacuum lifter to allow the correct angle of movement to be achieved. Lifting boards or panels from horizontal to vertical becomes an effortless task with the Palamatic board lifter and board turner. Stacking flat pack furniture into transport stillages is another use for this lifting device.
- 180 Degree Rotation of Products for Inspection and Gluing
One of the most difficult wood working processes involves rotating heavy boards and turning heavy panels by 180 degrees. These processes include situations where boards need to be worked on both sides – machining and laminating of boards. Palamatic have solved this lifting and handling problem with a 180 degree board turner. This turns a two or four man job into a one man job.