Vacuum lifting solutions for goods with a slightly permeable surface

Vacuum lifter GN/GNK

up to 500 kg, with tilting up to 500 kg
  • For slightly permeable goods: wooden panels and boards, concrete slabs, cardboard, textiles, cheeses
  • Central operating unit for complete crane system. With mounting for customer’s existing control switch/remote controller on request
  • Complete solution including electric chain hoist, crane system or slewing crane
  • Sturdy and durable devices
  • Weight-saving construction with low installation height
  • Suction surfaces, traverses and operating panels can be tailored to customer needs
  • Available as turning unit or shelf storage operation unit
  • Fully complies with the European Norm EN 13155 (Warning system, two-handed operation, vacuum tank, non-return valve)

Technical specifications

Standard version

Maximum load capacity

500 kg, with tilting 500 kg

Standard voltage

3 × 400 V / 50 Hz

Compressor power

2.2 kW

Lengths of main traverse

2000, 2600, 3000 mm

Suction surfaces

1 or 2 suction surfaces


With panel for transverse operation, length: 600 or 1000 mm

Operating functions

On/off, sucking in/dropping off, emergency stop (as an option: tilting up/down, up/down, left/right, forth/back) 

Warning system

Visual warning system

Power supply

Coiled cable or cable reels

Customer's benefit

Vacuum lifters of the type GN/K are used for slightly air-permeable goods such as wooden boards, fibreboards, concrete slabs, cardboards, porous plastics and cheese loafs.

From standard products for sacks, cardboard boxes or panels, to customer-specific versions, we offer a wide range of vacuum lifting solutions.
Small transport loads with frequent handling or heavy, unwieldy transport goods with unusual handling – every vacuum system is tailored to its use and assures gentle material handling.

The vacuum production and all lifting and travelling movements are controlled with the central operating unit.
The devices are robust, durable and need little maintenance. They can be operated longitudinal or crossways, depending on the transport goods.
GIS vacuum lifters are equipped with an optical warning device as standard.

Accessories & options

  • Panel for longitudinal operation
  • Control switch holder
  • Turning suction surface
  • Reinforced plug for plug connection
  • Deactivation of single suction surfaces
  • Additional sealing "Spörri" for very rough surfaces
  • Suction-surface support for very thin and brittle workpieces
  • Acoustic warning system
  • Special suction surfaces and traverses


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News about this product

A large wooden panel is lifted by the forklift, tilted by 90° and moved to the vertical saw for cutting to size
1. Januar 2015

GIS vacuum lifter with electric chain hoist on an aluminium wall-mounted slewing crane

A vacuum lifter with tilting function on an aluminium slewing cra ...

Wooden panel is transported from the lift truck to the vertical saw with a vacuum handling system
7. September 2017

GIS light crane system combines different vacuum handling systems

At Türenmeier in Biberist, wooden panels are cut to size from st ...