Vaculex VL – a safe, strong
tube lifter that lifts almost anything

Vaculex VL - Heavy-duty tube lifter

• Two hand operated Tube Vacuum Lifter.

• Handle loads between 30 and 200 kg.

• Very flexible to fit your specific needs.

• Available with a wide range of accessories.

• Increases productivity.

• Modular system which can be reconfigured for new tasks over time.

• Reliable and with low service costs

• Available in A2 Stainless Steel.

• Available in several ATEX certified versions.

• Available with Vaculex ATOP for increased energy efficiency and maximum comfort.

Vaculex VL is our most heavy-duty vacuum lifter

Vaculex VL tube lifter is a strong, versatile and user-friendly model for use with two hands and for lifts between 30 and 200 kg.

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Vaculex is available in six lift tube sizes, between 100 mm and 200 mm, with five different vacuum pumps and many accessories and suction feet for a virtually infinite number of combinations. Normally, Vaculex is driven by an electric vacuum pump for best performance and flexibility but we can also provide pneumatic vacuum pumps if required.

Lift almost everything
With a vacuum tube lifter you can lift boxes, sacks, drums, sheet metal, computers, crates, barrels, TVs and much more – depending on equipment and accessories.

The design consists of a pump, vacuum hose, lift tube, control unit and finally a suction foot or possibly a gripping tool which is adapted to your needs.

Good ergonomics is good economics
Repeated lifts do not have to be heavy to be both dangerous and costly. Most often, vacuum tube lifters lead to an increased work rate and better productivity.

Costs for extended periods of sick leave are reduced and rehabilitation periods are avoided. Our tube lifters minimize that type of problem and also reduce the risk of accidents that can injure the user as well as damage the goods.

For more specifications:

Click to watch videos of Vaculex VL

Lifting a very large and heavy box

Lifting cheese

Technical information

Maximum lifting capacity 200 kg/440 lbs
Lift tube sizes 100-200 Ø
Electrical vacuum pump 2,2-6,5 kW
Vertical movement (lift height)
2,5 m lift tube 1,7 m
3,0 m lift tube 2,1 m
4,0 m lift tube 2,7 m
Installation height
2,5 m lift tube 2,9 m
3,0 m lift tube 3,4 m
4,0 m lift tube 4,2 m
Safety Factor (suction force vs lifting force) 2.5 times
Vaculex VL suction foot

Accessories

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Yoke foot – two feet
Yoke foot with two adjustable feet. Suitable for cardboard boxes with divided lid, materials in sheet form etc. A large range is available.

vl2

Yoke foot – four feet
Yoke foot with four adjustable feet. Suitable for long, thin materials like steel sheets, board sheets etc. A large range is available.

vl3

Cross yoke foot
Cross yoke foot (H-shaped) with four adjustable feet. Suitable for large steel sheets, board sheets etc.A large range is available.

vl5

Rect. suction foot
Rectangular suction feet are suitable for handling goods with sealed surfaces such as cardboard, sheet metal, plates etc. Many sizes.

vl7

Curved suction foot
For lifting tubular frames, axles, drums etc. Available in customized sizes.

vl4

Oval suction foot
Principally for handling sacks but also suitable for plastic shrink wrapped goods. Available in several sizes.

vl6

Round suction foot
Suitable for handling cans, drums, stones, bricks etc. Several diameters available.

vl8

Angle adaptor
Suitable for moving, for instance, sheet metal froma horizontal to a vertical position or vice versa.

vl9

Bottom swivel
To rotate goods 360° while keeping the control unit in a fixed position. Suitable when placing goods in confined spaces or in patterns.

vl10

Quick disconnections
Bayonet joint type. Upper and lower part. For fast and simple change of suction feet or tools.

vl11

Flexible control unit
Flexible extended control unit. Useful when stacking goods high up on a pallet etc. Available in various lengths.

vl12

Rigid control unit
Rigid extended control unit. Useful when handling wide goods. Available in various lengths.

vl14

Dust filter
Large dust filter. Useful in dusty environments.

vl15

Protection valve
For safe lifting using fixed hooks/tools. Eliminates the depression inside the lift tube if the goods are released inadvertently.

vl16

Universal joint
Keeps the lift tube in a vertical position if load becomes unbalanced.

vl17

Release valve
For standard control unit. Facilitates load releasing when large suction feet are used, for instance during vertical handling

vl18

Release valve
For extended control unit. Facilitates load releasing when large suction feet are used, for instance during vertical handling.

vl13

Silencing box
Available for all electric pump sizes.

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A2 Stainless steel versions
Vaculex VL is available in versions made of A2 Stainless steel.

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Energy saving system
Vaculex VL is optionally available with Vaculex ATOP energy saving system. The system detects when no work is performed with the lifter and then puts the system in energy saving stand by mode. The system is very easy restarted with a remote control.

remote-control

Radio Remote Control
Vaculex VL can be supplied with a radio remote control to manually turn the pump on and off from anywhere in or close to the working area.

Vaculex VL: versiones ATEX 

Vaculex VL
ATEX versions
Equipment group Equipment Category Explosion group Maximum surface temperature
II 2G IIB T3 II, All other areas than mines 2G, can be used in zones 1 and 2.
Occasionally explosive atmosphere present due to gas.
IIB,
Medium flammable
T3, 200ºC
II 3G IIB T3 II, All other areas than mines 3G, can be used in zone 2.
Normally no explosive atmosphere due to gas but may occur for just a short period.
IIB,
Medium flammable
T3, 200ºC
II 2D 200ºC II, All other areas than mines 2D, can be used in zones 21 and 22.
Occasionally explosive atmosphere present due to dust.
N/A 200ºC
II 3D 200ºC II, All other areas than mines 3D, can be used in zone 22.
Normally no explosive atmosphere due to dust but may occur for just a short period.
N/A 200ºC