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Vacuum handling of concrete materials
Vacuum handling of concrete materials without any damage the load. Use a vacuum lifter. The concrete industry is highly suited to the deployment of vacuum technology for many situations. Vacuum lifting offers several benefits for demoulding, as well as in subsequent operations such as turning, internal transport, storage, transport and assembly.
Simple and fast demoulding without any damage
Thanks to the unique properties of vacuum handling, it is possible to demould, lift and turn concrete products without the need of embedded hoist facilities, all in one operation. The load remains fully intact, without disassembling or destroying the mould. Moreover, if you demould by embeds the curing time needs to be at least 24 hours. Due to the divided surface pressure of a suction pad demoulding is mainly possible after 8 till 10 hours! After removing the concrete from the mould, you can turn the concrete product and store it either horizontally or vertically, regardless of shape and weight.
Accelerate the hardening process of your concrete element
You can accelerate the production speeds even further by the low-pressure steam generator. The low-pressure steam generator enables you to accelerate the hardening process without quality loss.
Advantages of handling concrete with vacuum technology
Added to the benefits of vacuum lifting during demoulding, vacuum technology offers yet more advantages for concrete handling and concrete assembling:
No additional costs, because no embeds are needed;
Handling goes fast with less manpower;
Less change of damage during handling;
Reduced change of accidents, because no one has to be near the load before, during or after handling;
More safe due to an alarm system and hang-on time;
Efficient use of storage space.
Vacuum handling is especially suited to processes of a repetitive nature. For example, vacuum lifters are increasingly being used in concrete handling. Such as floors, walls, staircases, sleepers, pipes, concrete piles, retaining walls, tunnel elements, tanks and others. The scope is endless.
Safe assembly of heavy loads
Aerolift vacuum lifters are frequently used in large-scale construction projects. Housing construction, industrial construction, tunnel construction and stadium building are some examples. A major advantage is that no embedded hoist facilities are required. With no risk of damaging the load, the concrete element can simply be placed into position. What’s more, you can use a vacuum lifter on different locations during the construction process.
More information about vacuum handling of concrete materials
For more information on vacuum handling of concrete materials please contact our customer service. Based on Aerolift’s highly advanced, specialist product knowledge, we are able to offer suitable solutions for any industrial application.