Piab Ergonomic Handling Division offering vacuum lift device
Suitable for handling half barrels (50-60 liters), an ergonomic Vaculex® VL has been specifically developed for the brewery industry. Powered by an electric vacuum pump the Vaculex® VL will lift any barrel allowing workers to maneuver and transfer these with ease and without fear of strain or repetitive injuries. Enabling procedures to be carried out in space-restricted areas, Piab offers unique and flexible solutions where ceiling height, narrow and confined areas with limited available working space may be an issue. Low profile crane systems, monorails and carbon fiber arms are examples of how Piab provides users with innovative answers to challenging environments.
Offering an ergonomic and safe working environment, Vaculex® VL enables breweries to operate more efficiently. For instance, as barrels are often filled from the underside, they need to be turned upside down as well as lifted during the process, and then lifted for stacking. Weighing up to 165 lbs a piece, this is a back-breaking job even for two workers, but an easy task for an ergonomic Vaculex® lifter operated by one brewery employee.