In the early stages of inquiring about our stone vacuum lifters, our clients often make the same questions about the types of stone that can be handled by our vacuum lifters. Since these doubts are common to many marblers, we believe it is necessary to dispel any doubts.
Righetti vacuum lifters can handle different materials: natural stones such as marble, granite, onyx; composite materials such as dekton, neolith, okite or other agglomerates. Breathable natural stones such as travertine can be lifted by a vacuum lifter as well, as long as the latter is equipped with an adequate and powerful vacuum pump.
Yes, absolutely. Our R&D Department designed and developed specific suction lifters for handling stones with smooth, flamed and bush-hammered surfaces. Our vacuum lifters feature suction pads that perfectly adjust to the small irregularities of the material, ensuring a firm hold of the load during its handling.
When surfaces are coarse, stones cannot be lifted with standard suction pads. Indeed, the grooves and unevenness of the surface must be balanced out by special gaskets. The unique blend of the gaskets make sure that the vacuum lifter adjust to the surface of the load, despite the roughness.
When people talk about porous stones, they often mistakenly refer to the surface of the material, meaning a surface layer characterized by pores, and therefore rough. Actually, although a porous material may have a discontinuous surface, porosity is equivalent to breathability. Porous stones, therefore, are breathable materials through which air or water passes.
Having made this necessary specification, Righetti offers vacuum lifters for porous stones too, no matter the interpretation.
Contact us: our Team will guide you in choosing of the most suitable vacuum lifter for your needs.