The VT Series tube lifter from Anver Corp., Hudson, Mass., enables one person to remove large, bulky thermoformed parts from the mold. The system is claimed to reduce labor cost and part damage. The accordion-like collapsible tube comes with a custom vacuum-pad attachment and a quick-connect coupling. The lifter hangs on a lightweight crane. The lifter can remove parts as large as 6 x 12 ft and weighing up to 400 lb. Air- or electric-powered models list for $2995.
36 Parmenter Road Hudson, MA 01749-3214
Phone (978) 568-0221 Fax (978) 568-1570
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