Vacuum lifters are sophisticated pieces of equipment which can be used in conjunction with mini cranes and spider cranes to carry and manipulate glass sheets.
We can provide you with vacuum lifters designed to lift many types of glass, from small sheets, to large, complex curved sheets now been used more and more on modern buildings.
Hird is now also the UK and Ireland distributor for the new ‘Eco’ range of electric glazing robots from Winlet – which provide excellent glass manipulation capabilities with clean-energy drive systems.
Vacuum lifters use suction cups to grip glass sheets while they are carried and positioned. We also supply hand suction cups, from Woods Powr-Grip and Bohle VERIBOR, with pump-activated grips, for manipulation of smaller glass sheets and precision positioning.
Also, our expert staff can advise on best practice for safe use of all glass handling equipment and can organise operator and manual handling training, if required.
Glass handling equipment and accessories are available for hire or sale, from Hird’s southern depot, serving London and the south, the central depot, serving the midlands, Wales and east of England, and the northern depot, serving the north, north east and Scotland.
For more information, visit www.hird.co.uk or call: 01482 227333. We are ready to discuss how we can meet your needs.