Lift and Rotate Wood Panels with Ease Using TAWI Lifting Equipment

25 October 2017

The Wood Industry Depends on TAWI Lifting Equipment

Lift wood panels using a TAWI VacuMove

Lifting heavy wood panels and moving large sheets with weights up to 500 lbs is very common in the lumber industry. TAWI's lifting equipment is an ingenious solution to a very common problem within any wood handling industry. 

The VacuMove lifting equipment will lift sheets and panels of all material and dimensions safely. By choosing a flexible, extended handle, based on the dimensions of the panel, the operator can control the transportation at a comfortable and safe distance. 

Tilting wood panels often involves tilting the sheet wood from a horizontal to a vertical position. By adding an angle adapter and handle to your TAWI lifting equipment, the suction foot can grip from a horizontal position and tilt to a vertical position, a 90 degree manual tilt which uses very little manual force. Power loss does not cause any problems and our lifting equipment is ensured that the goods are lowered to the ground in a controlled manner. 


The operator easily turns the panel from horizontal to vertical position using very little force thanks to a balanced tool. The turning motion is manual. A release valve is used to simplify the release of the suction cup grip on the panel.

Rotate your sheet goods with a TAWI VacuMove
TAWI manufactures products specifically designed to save knees, backs and shoulders from injuries and long-term problems caused by repetitive manual handling. The lifting equipment at TAWI is strong, compact, versatile equipment designed to make quick work of handling many different loads weighing up to 600 lbs.

TAWI USA has been supplying lifting equipment since 1979. We have installed over 150,000 units in 60 countries, and offer 10 models to choose from with capacities ranging from 40 to 600 lbs. TAWI's line of lifting products can be custom designed for your needs to help reduce your lifting related injuries as well as speed up your production line.


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Electric Lifts Increase Efficiency, Safety and Ergonomics

18 October 2017

Introducing a New Generation of Ergonomic Electric Lifts


Versatile and Efficient Electric Lifts


Our new series of Protema electric lifts can be used for ergonomic handling of rolls, drums, boxes, crates and more. These electric lifts, handling goods up to 550lbs, streamline the handling of rolls and drums, saving both money and resources while contributing to a safe and ergonomic working environment. They are also available in stainless steel, making them ideal for use in sensitive environments such as food and pharmaceutical industries.

TAWI Electric Lift
TAWI Protema Electric Lift EasySqueeze

Using TAWI electric lifts means that large and heavy goods can be handled by one single person, saving valuable time and resources for your business. The challenge of increasing productivity and ergonomics at the same time is increasingly important for more and more companies and our focus is to help you achieve this.

Safe and Reliable Electric Lifts


The Protema electric lifts provide safe and precise work with QuickLoad, which means an effortless and precise positioning of rolls when loading and unloading. These electric lifts are also equipped with SafeDrive; a safety mechanism ensuring that if a tool hits an object during lowering, it will stop immediately. All Protema lifts are belt driven, resulting in safe, quiet and smooth oil free drive.

TAWI Electric Lift
TAWI Protema Electric Lift Core Gripper

Goods can be easily picked up with no physical effort for the operator. Handling difficult and heavy goods such as large rolls is easy with Protema electric lifts. No heavy lifting and no uncomfortable strain on the body means no more aching shoulders, backs and knees.

The new generation of TAWI's Protema Electric Lifts ensures safe and efficient handling of rolls in any industry.

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Quick Lifting for Suppliers and Manufacturers of Packaging Technology

11 October 2017

TAWI USA recently exhibited our quick lifting equipment at the 2017 Pack Expo in Las Vegas.

The Pack Expo unites the world of packaging and processing and is North America's largest gathering of suppliers and manufacturers of the packaging technology. The trade show offers innovations for every vertical market and sales representatives from TAWI USA were there to demonstrate our quick lifting solutions.

Quick lifting equipment
TAWI's new generation of Protema lifting equipment.

On display was TAWI's new generation of ergonomic lifting equipment. The Protema quick lifting solution will increase efficiency, safety and ergonomics in the work place. Each are equipped with a safety mechanism ensuring that if a tool hits an object during lowering, it will stop immediately. Also, the modular construction makes it easy to adjust the lifting equipment for various applications, up to 550 lbs. The ergonomic design of the lifting equipment minimizes the strain on backs, knees and shoulders as well. The Protema is also equipped with a detachable battery pack, making quick lifting very efficient.

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Lifting equipment
The TAWI USA booth at Pack Expo 2017 exhibiting quick lifting solutions.

Additionally on exhibit at Pack Expo was the TAWI VacuMove - the original quick lifting vacuum lifter. There are many installation options with the VacuMove, including an option to suspend the VacuMove from a jib crane or crane system, which are available in aluminum and stainless steel. The lift arm or bridge crane suspends the lift tube and is available in various lengths and capacities. The quick lifting VacuMove can handle almost any type of load and application, up to 600 lbs.

Click here for more information on TAWI's quick lifting Vacuum Lift equipment.

TAWI's lifting equipment has been facilitating ergonomic material handling for decades, and by customizing our solutions to your specific needs we can guarantee that they will help lift your business.

Contact us today to find your quick lifting solution!


Choose a TAWI Hoist for Efficient and Safe Lifting

05 October 2017

TAWI ViperHoist - A Wire Hoist with Customized Tools

The TAWI ViperHoist offers functional design and safe handling for various types of applications. Some of those applications include roll handling, automobile parts, aluminum profiles, plastic containers, wooden pallets, electrical cabinets and many more. The hoist is available for quick lifting up to 132 lbs and also for heavier lifting up to 265 lbs., offering a quick and smooth operation. It is also easy to install and requires very little maintenance.

TAWI ViperHoist
ViperHoist - TAWI Wire Hoist
The ViperHoist can be equipped with a quick coupling, enabling the operator to attach any tool to the hoist. Available tools for the include hooks, vacuums, clamps and other customized tools. Using this hoist allows the operator to lift various types of goods from different angles, rather it be from the side, above, turned or tilted. The operator can also separate the handle from and combine it with an angle adapter for more flexibility and various positioning.

The handles on the ViperHoist are ergonomically designed to provide ease, comfort and smooth movement while operating. The handles are available in different options such as a standard, one handed pistol grip, a joystick control dual and adjustable joystick control. The operator can choose at any point how fast or slow the hoist needs to move with the variable speed control. This is ideal for situations involving various speeds and precise movements.

Hoist control buttons and joystick with hook
Hoist Control Buttons and Joystick with hook
on the TAWI ViperHoist

There are several options when customizing the hoist to suit your needs:

Rolls of tube can be lifted using a pneumatic clamping tool. The tool clamps the roll from the outside and then the hoist lifts the entire roll. The ViperHoist can then be equipped with a dual joystick control handle for safe and flexible operation.
Hoist with coregripper
Hoist with coregripper

A fork tool can be included for lifting wooden pallets. This application is one of the most popular tools, making the difficult manual handling of pallets very easy. The forks are placed under the pallet and smoothly lifted individually. The quick operation and distinct braking action simplifies the positioning of goods.

Burlap and canvas bags can be lifted using a hook tool on the hoist. This is very common in

Lifting pallets with hoist
Lifting pallets with hoist
the coffee and tea manufacturing. For natural reasons, burlap and canvas bags cannot be lifted with a standard vacuum lifting solution. The twin hook tool can be combined with the ViperHoist to lift the burlap and canvas bags.

The ViperHoist is perfect for many areas of the automotive production such as the assembly of batteries, lifting tires, car seats and many more

Lifting tires with ViperHoist
The hoist is used to lift tires
Large bundles of paper bags, using a special tool equipped with two hooks on each side can be lifted. The straps of the bags are grabbed by the hook on each side and lifted. 

A tool commonly used in the packaging and distribution areas within the production process, is lifting several plastic containers simultaneously. The operator manually places the hooks under each handle and lifts the containers using the one handed pistol grip. The hoist is effective, precise and designed to handle several plastic containers at the same time.

ViperHoist with clamp for lifting batteries
Hoist with clamp for lifting batteries

The ViperHoist including a fork tool is used for lifting large aluminum profiles, weighing up to 265 lbs. Two hoists can be used to lift the aluminum, one on each end. They can then be mounted on a special crane system with wall brackets, steel gantry tracks and aluminum bridge tracks. An additional quick coupling tool can enable more flexibility and the use of several different tools on the same hoist.


The TAWI ViperHoist, is a flexible and fast hoist, making it your best choice for efficient and safe handling. The high quality, great flexibility and low cost makes it easy to choose for the solution to your material handling needs. The ViperHoist was designed with the customer in mind. With our customized tooling options, operators are able to handle a variety of applications.