12 February 2020, 12:40
It’s been said that big things come in small packages. The next generation of battery powered lifters from Vacuworx really puts that theory to the test! The new PHD Portable Vacuum Lifting System weighs just 25 lb (11 kg), yet it generates enough power to lift up to 2,500 lb (1.13 tonne). With smart features like a remote control, lithium battery and dual pump design, the PHD is ready to prove how it can help contractors work FASTER, SAFER and SMARTER!
Our customers asked and we listened. One of the most common requests we received from the popular PS 1 Portable Vacuum Lifting System was to incorporate a remote control so that the operator doesn’t have to be right next to the unit to turn it on and off. In addition, the remote allows the PHD to be used in more applications and on more host machines.
The PHD is equipped with a 12V 30 amp/hour rechargeable LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery which is designed to provide longer run time and overall longer battery life. The lithium battery is significantly lighter than traditional dry cell batteries, so you don’t have extra weight to carry around. The battery charger is fast and efficient—simply plug the system in at night and be ready for another full day’s work in the morning.
Dual Pump Design
The PHD features two dual-stage vacuum pumps to build vacuum faster. The system is engineered to draw less power from the battery, while providing a deeper vacuum than single stage pumps. In addition, the PHD releases vacuum more efficiently to increase productivity.
The PHD is designed to absorb vibration from the pump for quiet operation. An inline filter protects the system from dust and debris; the filter element is easy to replace when it becomes clogged or dirty, which prevents damage to the system. Hoses have quick connections to both the unit and the pads, and the PHD is equipped with visible and audible alarms for safety.
Vacuworx offers mounting assemblies to facilitate the use of the PHD on mini skid steers, mini excavators, forklifts, small cranes and Husqvarna demolition robots.
Vacuworx is celebrating “20 Years of Building an Industry.” Founded in 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company engineers and manufactures innovative heavy-duty material handling equipment for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries worldwide. Vacuworx Lifting Systems can be customized for many applications and lift capacities. Standard models lift a variety of materials including steel pipe (including most types of coating), plastic pipe (PVC, fiberglass, long flexible pipe), ductile iron pipe, concrete pipe, pre-cast concrete slabs, pre-cast concrete culverts, concrete road barriers, saw cut concrete (demolition or rehabilitation), landscape pavers, steel plate and piling and road plate. Lifters can be attached to hydraulic excavators and backhoes, wheel or track type loaders, cranes, pipe layers, skid steers, forklifts and knuckle booms and can also be mounted for a variety of in-plant applications. Vacuworx maintains a global inventory available for purchase or rental. Parts, service and technical support are available 24/7/365 for installation, training, repairs and troubleshooting.