The biggest vacuum lifter in the world has been upgraded. Instead of a maximum capacity of 70 Tons the vacuum lifting device is now able to handle steel plates up to 85 Tons!
By origin the vacuum lifter is designed with an extension on both outer ends. With extensions the vacuum lifter is able to lift plates with a maximum length of 24 meters (without extensions 16,4 meters). For the upgrade we designed connecting pieces which are positioned between the basic of the lifter and the extensions. The connecting pieces and the extensions combined are able to lift steel plates up to 31,2 meters.
Source: Aerolift, June 2019