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Posted on : Tuesday 29th January 2019 01:43 PM

piLIFT® SMART initiates a new successful era for vacuum lifters

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Hingham, MA - Piab is happy to introduce piLIFT® SMART, offering a genuine breakthrough in vacuum lifting. Smarter, more energy-efficient, quieter, ergonomic by design, and utilizing the same principles of physics as all vacuum lifters, Piab's piLIFT® SMART represents a paradigm shift as the market's first Industry 4.0 ready vacuum lifter. piLIFT® SMART takes ergonomic vacuum lifting to a new and higher level, important for meeting our customers' needs and to ensure the continued development and success of their industries.


Smart data attributes built on internet connectivity enable Piab's piLIFT® SMART vacuum lifter to deliver on the promises of Industry 4.0. Sensing and checking motions and responding quickly to user intentions, the user-friendly vacuum lifter will lift and weigh loads at the same time, collect and log data, making process statistics and analyses immediately accessible to the user through web platform log-in.


As ergonomics is at the middle of all Piab vacuum lifters, every aspect of piLIFT® SMART has been created with ergonomics and natural movements in mind. From the shape of the handle (enabling right- and left-handed use), the hand guard and the possibility to grip from the side and to rotate objects, to the placement of variable speed controls and a diminished functioning sound level, the design of piLIFT® SMART has been advised by ergonomics and the wellbeing of users. Notably reducing the risk of staff injuries, Piab vacuum lifters can minimize the load on the operator's body by more than 80 percent, while at the same optimizing productivity.

With a minimized power consumption of 76 %, this adds to the benefits of the patented technology underpinning the new vacuum lifter. With capability to lift objects weighing 90 lb, piLIFT® SMART offers the very best vacuum lifting technology to consumers in a general range of industries. In fact, the addition of low energy usage, tiny sound levels and clever data features enables the quick and intuitive piLIFT® SMART to elevate vacuum lifting to a higher level where it reigns supreme.


"The potential of piLIFT® SMART for obtaining and studying data to use for the optimization of flows and processes is tremendous. I see great rewards for our consumers in optimizing lifting techniques, ensuring the health of employees, and keeping their equipment in tiptop condition," says David Collins, Vice President and Head of Piab's Ergonomic Handling Division.

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