Lifting Equipment for a Safe Workplace

27 December 2017

Lifting equipment that minimizes the strain on backs, knees and shoulders 


TAWI manufactures a complete line of ergonomic lifting equipment. Ergonomics is about adjusting work and work environments to the needs of the employees. Good ergonomics is an effective way of making your business more productive and profitable. Workplace efficiency can be improved dramatically with solid ergonomic lifting aids that offer ways to keep employees safe, stay effective, speed production process, and save companies time and money. TAWI has been facilitating ergonomic material handling for decades, and by customizing our solutions to your specific needs we can guarantee that our lifting equipment will help lift your business.

lifting equipment for safe workplace

The TAWI VacuMoveVacuCobra, and ViperHoist lifting equipment are all certified by the Association of Healthy Back – Better Living and the Federal Association of German Back Schools, also known as the Aktion Gesunder Rücken (Campaign for Healthier Backs). The AGR seal of approval awards products that had their back-friendly construction tested by an independent review panel of medical and scientific experts.


Lifting and forceful movements along with bending and twisting in awkward postures are all key factors to the cause of MSD (musculoskeletal disorders). Our vacuum lifting equipment has the capacity to lift up to 600 lbs with ease and efficiency without causing any strain to your back. We handle goods of all shapes, sizes and weights. Our battery operated lifting equipment offers mobility and ease of lifting all sorts of products including; turning rolls, drums, and handling boxes with capacities up to 440 lbs.

lifting equipment for safe workplace

Based on a unique concept, TAWI products have been developed into a versatile system for simpler, safer and more effective lifting. Our lifting equipment is ergonomically designed to reduce the strain on backs, knees and shoulders and at the same time create a more safe and effective handling of goods. It truly is about health and safety when it comes to TAWI lifting equipment.

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Box Lifting Equipment for Safe, Fast and Ergonomic Lifting

21 December 2017

Box lifter solutions


Looking for a box lifter that can eliminate problems caused by manual handling? A TAWI VacuMove makes box lifting safe, fast and ergonomic in all working conditions and is easy to adjust to suit your organization's requirements. The box lifter is safer both for the operator and for the product being handled. It is designed with suction feet and tooling for lifting and a handle to lift, lower, hold and release the box for smooth and fast box lifting.

box lifting equipment


Box lifting above shoulder height. 


Manual box lifting above shoulder height puts stress on the upper back, shoulders and arms. With the TAWI VacuMove box lifter, lifting above shoulder height becomes safe, effortless and fully possible with the extended, flexible handle. The handle makes it easy to reach boxes with lifting surfaces above shoulder height and the stainless-steel bracket helps position the suction foot correctly on top of the boxes. 

Box Lifter


Box lifter for large boxes.


In order to provide the best ergonomic and safe solution, the handle and suction feet on the box lifter is adjusted depending on the size of the box. The handle is also adjusted depending on whether the boxes will be lifted from above or from the side.

Box Lifter


Box lifter for open boxes.


Different ergonomic box lifting solutions can be designed for lifting open boxes. The boxes can be lifted from the side, with one suction foot placed on either side of the box. The suction feet can easily be adjusted depending on the size and shape of the box too.

box lifter for open boxes


Lifting Several boxes.


With a TAWI VacuMove box lifter, it is easy to lift several boxes at the same time. The size and weight of the boxes determines how many boxes can be lifted simultaneously. The image below displays a special suction foot adjusted for a safe triple-lift where three boxes are lifted and moved at the same time.

Box lifter for lifting several boxes


TAWI provides a large number of ergonomic box lifting solutions. We are aware of our customers' needs and develop standardized and customized equipment that solve specific problems. Our products can be used in a variety of facilities which include manufacturing and mechanical processing, warehouses, and distribution terminals. A work station that previously required two people to lift and move boxes can now be carried out by one person. TAWI's box lifter is the solution for safe, fast and ergonomic lifting.

Contact us today and we will design a box lifter solution that meets your needs.

Drum Lifter for Material Handling Needs

12 December 2017

A drum lifter facilitates ergonomic material handling 


A TAWI drum lifter allows you to lift, turn, rotate and empty contents of a drum from the top or the side in complete control. It can be designed with various standard and customized tools for handling drums in different sizes and shapes. Different industries and environments have special requirements that need to be met, and using either a TAWI vacuum drum lifter or electric drum lifter is the solution.

Drum Lifter
Vacuum Drum Lifter with special suction foot to lift eight drums of chemical substance at a time.

Vacuum drum lifter


A TAWI vacuum drum lifter easily lifts, transports, rotates and empties drums. It is a strong, compact, versatile piece of equipment designed to make quick work of handling loads weighing up to 600 lbs. Applications such as bottles, tins, buckets and cans can be lifted from the top, while other applications, such as beer kegs, can be lifted from the sides and turned upside down. Suction feet can also be designed to lift more than one drum at a time.

A stainless steel vacuum drum lifter is also available for cleanroom environments. Lifting in high demand areas often includes a stainless steel configuration with the vacuum pump at another location.

Drum Lifter
Two water dispensers at a time are lifted with this twin top drum lifter.

Electric drum lifter


A TAWI electric drum lifter is easy to maneuver and push forward making it almost effortless to transport goods to the intended location.  You can pick up drums from a vertical or horizontal position, rotate, transport, turn and release with minimum effort. It is suitable for high demand areas and can be designed with specific tool applications such as padded grippers, turning tools and tilting functions.

Drum Lifter
TAWI Protema Drum Lifter with tool applications

Drum handling can become extremely heavy and lifting with the help of an ergonomic drum lifter is the solution. TAWI manufactures equipment specifically designed to save knees, backs and shoulders from injuries and long-term problems caused by repetitive manual drum handling. A TAWI drum lifter facilitates ergonomic material handling, and by customizing our solutions to your specific needs we can guarantee that they will help lift your business.

Drum Lifter
TAWI Protema drum lifter with tilting function

Click here for more information about a TAWI drum lifter, or contact us today to discuss your application.

Lift Assist Device Solves Challenges in the Baking Industry

07 December 2017

A TAWI lift assist device is the solution to the challenges within the industrial baking industry.


Without a lift assist device, the industrial baking industry faces many challenges. Manually lifting bags of ingredients, tilting and emptying containers, and placing ingredients into machines or manufacturing areas can be hazardous labor. An ergonomic TAWI lift assist device solves these challenges.
TAWI lift assist device in a chocolate factory.


A VacuMove lift assist device can lift, place, split and empty bags of ingredients.


The manual lifting of bags of ingredients is often a hazard due to the awkward grip. The TAWI ergonomic VacuMove is specifically designed to save knees, backs and shoulders from injuries and long-term problems caused by repetitive manual bag lifting. It is strong, compact, versatile equipment designed to make quick work of handling air tight bags of ingredients that can weigh up to 600 lbs. This lift assist device is available in stainless steel for clean room environments and secures bags of all sizes to lift, move, and hold them into place in total safety.

lift assist device


A Protema lift assist device can tilt and empty containers carrying baking ingredients.


The TAWI ergonomic Protema unit solves challenges in the baking industry as well. It is available in stainless steel and there are various tilt and empty tools that can be designed with it to meet the requirements of industrial bakeries. This lift assist device can grip containers full of ingredients from the sides, lift them, turn them and empty them into machines that are along the manufacturing line.

Lift Assist Device

An ergonomic TAWI lift assist device is easy to install and can be adjusted to meet specific requirements. The VacuMove and Protema units are both a thoroughly proven to meet the highest standards of functionality and safety. This Smart Lifting solves the challenges within the industrial baking industry.