Hird has become the first plant hire company in the UK to take delivery of the revised P11104 vacuum lifter, demonstrating its determination to be an industry leader in glass lifting technology.
Wood’s Powr-Grip® has made significant improvements to the P11104, one of the most popular and most recognised vacuum lifters in the world, enhancing performance in key areas, including energy use, safety and productivity.
Hird Director John Wilding said:
“A revision of the P11104 is a significant development in the glass handling industry. It is one of the mainstays of glass vacuum lifting around the world.
“Being the first hire company in the UK to stock this newly-updated vacuum lifter demonstrates our determination to be an industry leader in glass lifting technology.
“Our customers know that, when they come to Hird, they will be getting the latest, most modern and most capable glass lifting equipment on the market.”
Hird is one of the fastest-growing plant companies in the UK, providing a national service for the sale and hire of mini cranes, glazing robots, glass handling attachments and accessories, and powered access equipment.
The P11104 vacuum lifter, is designed to be particularly lightweight and space-saving. Its narrow dimensions make it especially effective for glass transportation and installation in confined spaces.
A dual circuit vacuum pump, 180 degree rotation and 90 degree tilt, combined with an impressive load capacity of up to 320 kg, makes the P11104 ideal for lifting flat glass panels on construction sites.
Key changes to the P11104 vacuum lifter include:
- A new dual head vacuum pump which boosts productivity by requiring less power and providing longer battery life. The pump is also designed to allow faster attach and release times.
- New digital vacuum switches allow the vacuum pump and vacuum level warning devices to operate independently of each other, eliminating alarm distraction during routine cycling of the vacuum pump.
- Push-button controls are positioned at the operator’s fingertips for improved convenience, ease of use and enhanced control during glass installation.
- The redesigned lift bar creates a lift point that is an easily-replaceable spool that extends the vacuum lifter’s service life. It is also adjustable, making it more versatile when installing glass or other materials.
John Wilding said:
“This revision of an already impressive vacuum lifter will keep the P11104 at the forefront of glass lifting technology. We’re very pleased to be the first in the UK to offer it to hire customers.”
Hird also provides a full range of operator training courses for glass vacuum lifting, compact cranes and powered access.
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