By: Kelly Holdaway On: March 02, 2012 In: Blog Comments: 0

At GGR Group we get a lot of questions from customers about why a vacuum cup or below-the-hook vacuum lifter isn’t working as well as it used to. In fact, the most common cause of poor performance, whether for a hand-held vacuum cup or below-the-hook lifter, is the condition of the vacuum pad itself.

The vacuum pad, sometimes called a suction cup, is the rubber part of the lifter that comes in contact with the load surface. Three primary factors that lead to decreased lifter performance are damage to a vacuum pad’s sealing edges, chemical contamination and exposure to the environment. Although these may seem like daunting problems, maintaining the condition of the pad is really just a matter of common sense and a little TLC.

GGR Group take care to ensure that durability, reliability and safety are built into every product we supply. However, once a product leaves the factory, it’s up to the owner to properly use and maintain it, ensuring years of trouble-free service. Taking time to learn and care for your particular vacuum lifting device helps extend the useful life of your lifter, reduces fatigue and injuries, and at the same time increases speed, efficiency and safety!

To find out more, click on the link below to download our guide on how to look after your vacuum pads…

Everything You May Not Realise You Need to Know About Vacuum Pads

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