DVL03 - Vacuum Lifter

Vacuum Lifter

This vacuum lifter unit is designed to remove drums from 40 foot containers. Small drums are sometimes imported in containers and not on any pallets. The drums weigh 80 kg each. This presents a manual handling problem when you have 260 drums in a container.

The vacuum lifter is fitted to a forklift truck. The unit is powered by its own on board battery power supply and is controlled by an infrared control box in the cab of the forklift. This allows the operator to lift and lower the vacuum heads and switch the vacuum on and off. The lifting system can even pick up a single drum at a time.