The GRABO PRO Electric Vacuum Lifter is a premium version of the standard GRABO PLUS Electric Vacuum Lifter – 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 PRO Electric Vacuum Lifter differs from the standard GRABO PLUS with 3 features:
- Automatic on/off switch – Once turned on, when the GRABO PRO Electric Vacuum Lifter reaches maximum vacuum capacity it automatically turns off. Sensors then monitor and maintain the required pressure to provide for the optimum level of suction, with the pump automatically powering up to restore any loss of pressure.
- Smart digital gauge – More than just being a digital version of the analogue gauge, and showing pressure in Bar and PSI, the digital display shows the maximum weight (in both KG and pounds) that the GRABO PRO Electric Vacuum Lifter can safely lift at that very moment.
- Ergonomic handle – The handle on the GRABO PRO is a smaller diameter and new ergonomic shape to provide better grip and less fatigue when moving heavy objects.
The GRABO PRO 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. Each lifter unit is supplied with one pre-installed battery pack. The unit also features two anchoring points for attaching straps, to facilitate handling of bulkier materials.
The GRABO PRO 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 PRO 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 PRO 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 PRO Electric Vacuum Lifter and move on to the next object to be lifted. This means less labour and enhanced working speed.
The GRABO PRO 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 PRO Electric Vacuum Lifter comes with:
- 1 digital built-in pressure gauge with customisable readout
- 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°