Piab has introduced piLIFT SMART, a more energy-efficient, quieter, ergonomic vacuum lifter that uses the same principles of physics as all vacuum lifters and is the market’s first Industry 4.0-ready vacuum lifter.

Smart data features based on internet connectivity enable Piab’s piLIFT® SMART vacuum lifter to deliver on the promises of Industry 4.0. Sensing and monitoring movements and responding quickly to user intentions, the user-friendly vacuum lifter will lift and weigh loads simultaneously, collect and log data, making process statistics and analyses immediately accessible to the user through web platform log-in.

Every aspect of piLIFT SMART has been designed 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 minimized operating sound level, the design has been guided by ergonomics and the well-being of users. Piab vacuum lifters can reduce the load on the operator’s body by more than 80 percent, while still optimizing productivity.

A reduced power consumption of 76 percent and a capacity to lift 90 lb. objects adds to the benefits of the new vacuum lifter. In fact, the addition of low energy consumption, minimal sound levels and smart data features enables the quick and intuitive piLIFT SMART to elevate vacuum lifting to a higher level.