The GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter is a cordless suction cup lifting device that operates using an electric vacuum pump to achieve a high level of suction, securing it to almost any surface. It works on rough, porous and even wet surfaces. It is particularly useful when fixing large-format tiles and also helps with handling of tiles that have been back-buttered or primed.
The GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter is easy to operate – it features two buttons, a green one for simple on/off operation of the vacuum pump, and a red one for quick release of the suction pad. It is a truly cordless unit, power is supplied from a 14.8v Li-ion battery pack, which lasts for 1.5 hours of use and takes 2 hours to charge. The unit also features two anchoring points for attaching straps, to facilitate handling of bulkier materials.
The GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter can lift up to 170kg. It is suitable for use on many surfaces, including: Plasterboard, checker plate, drain covers, worktops, doors, glass, stone slabs, concrete pavers, flagstones, textured tiles & glass, and many more. The GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter works particularly well on rough or porous materials (wood, concrete, rock, gypsum boards, natural stone tiles) that otherwise wouldn’t work with a standard hard rubber suction cup. Porous surfaces allow air to travel through them, rendering a vacuum cavity created by a standard suction cup to fail after a few seconds. The GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter works well on these surfaces by constantly pumping out air at a rate greater than the rate of air leaking through the material. The flexible foam rubber seal on the bottom creates excellent seal by moulding itself to any contours and uneven surfaces.
With continuous use, especially on rough materials, the seal on a GRABO Lifter gradually wears out. As it does, the lifting capacity diminishes. A replacement seal is available that can be changed by hand within seconds.
The vacuum pump can also be turned off while moving a load that does not have too much mass. However, keeping the vacuum pump activated while transferring material also provides for maximum safety as even if there is an air leak due to foreign material or dirt on the material, then the continuous vacuum pump action maintains constant pressure.
A rubber protected pressure gauge allows the user to monitor the vacuum pressure level in accordance with the lifting capacity for any given material.
Once you have finished moving and placing the object, simply press the red vacuum release button to release the GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter and move on to the next object to be lifted. This means less labour and enhanced working speed.
The GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter operates on a 14.8 volt 2600 mAh Li-ion removable battery. The battery takes two hours for a full charge. On a full charge, this powerful battery can last for 900 cycles or 1.5 hours of non-stop running, and 30 days on standby mode.
The GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter comes with:
- 1 mechanical built-in pressure gauge with protective rubber coating
- 1 multi-socket charger
- 1 battery, pre-installed on the tool
- 1 Oxford fabric carry bag
- Operator’s manual in English
Battery: 14.8VDC 2600mAh Li-ion
Rated Power: 16W
Charger Input Voltage: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Battery Charging Time: ~2hrs
Non-Stop Running Time (Full Charge): 1.5hrs
Running Cycles (On Full Charge): 900 ON-OFF cycles of 10 seconds
Stand-by Mode (Charge Hold): 30 days
Pump Service Life: 100000+ ON-OFF cycles / 800+ hrs continuous
Rated Air Flow: 0.7cfm (20 L/min)
Maximum Vacuum Rate: 11.6Psi (0.8 Bar, 80 kPa)
Maximum Lifting Capacity: 375Lbs (170 kg)
L x W x H: 12.1 x 7.37 x 4.91” ( 297 x 181 x 121 mm )
Net Weight (With Battery): 3.3Lbs (1.6 kg)
Working Temperature: 32°F~140°F ( 0°~60 °C )
Applicable Surface Type: Peak/valley heights less than 0.1” (3mm), arc less than 5°