How to Set-up Standard Compressed-Air Powered Vacuum Lifters
Set-Up is hanging the unit from a crane hook and attaching compressed air to it

The Vacuum Lifters need a fairly low supply of dry, clean shop air.
ANVER’s own vacuum pumps are utilized as they operate with some of the lowest flow and pressure requirements in the industry.

Compressed Air Requirements

Dry, Clean air with no oil or lubrication. Anver Vacuum Pumps used on these Lifters have no moving parts to be Festooned (hung in loops on overhead crane) to the Lifter.


Note: All generators are supplied with incoming air supply shut-off slide valve in addition to the control valve(s).

VPF-57-AIR_190x129Powered Vacuum Generators

Our full line of powered vacuum generators come with a variety of pneumatic specifications.  All important pneumatic information is located on the vacuum generators individual web page.

  These are the main items to keep in mind:

Capacity and
Number of Cups
  • Go through the proper lifting procedures shown in your manual or the latest ANSI guidelines with your operators and you are done. The lifters come fully assembled and tested. It is that simple!
  • Make sure you have selected a Vacuum Lifter with adequate capacity to lift your heaviest load, and enough vacuum cups to support your longest, widest and thinnest load. Click here for the chart for how we calculate this.

Crane – Lifter
= Working Capacity
  • Make sure your lifting hoist and crane have adequate capacity. Remember you need to deduct the Vacuum Lifter weight from the hoist and crane to get your overall capacity.

Headroom for
Lifter and Load
  • Check you have adequate headroom in your application for the Lifter and the Load.
  • If you are working at high altitude, make sure that you factor in loss of vacuum and pressure capacity
Spare Seals

And lastly:

  • Have you ordered key spare parts such as vacuum cups or seals? While they do last, this will probably be the first item needing service.