Piab: Vacuum lifter

Piab introduces the piLIFT® SMART Industry 40 ready vacuum lifter. Smart data features based on internet connectivity enable it to sense and monitor movements and responding quickly to user intention. Unit is capable lifting objects weighing up to 90 lb.


Lifter can lift and weigh loads simultaneously, collect and log data, making process statistics and analyses immediately accessible to the user through web platform log-in.

As ergonomics is at the heart of all Piab vacuum lifters, every aspect of piLIFT® SMART has been designed with ergonomics and natural movements in mind. From the shape of the handle (enabling right- and left-handed use), the hand guard and the possibility to grip from the side and to rotate objects, to the placement of variable speed controls and a minimized operating sound level, the design of piLIFT® SMART has been guided by ergonomics and the wellbeing of users. Significantly reducing the risk of staff injuries, Piab vacuum lifters can reduce the load on the operator’s body by more than 80 percent, while at the same optimizing productivity.

With a reduced power consumption of 76 %, this adds to the benefits of the patented technology underpinning the new vacuum lifter. In fact, the addition of low energy consumption, minimal sound levels and smart data features enables the quick and intuitive piLIFT® SMART to elevate vacuum lifting to a higher level where it reigns supreme.

“The capability of piLIFT® SMART for collecting and analyzing data to use for the optimisation of flows and processes is tremendous. I see great benefits for our customers in optimizing lifting techniques, ensuring the health of employees, and keeping their equipment in tiptop condition,” says David Collins, Vice President and Head of Piab’s Ergonomic Handling Division.

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