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Vacuum lifting device for construction site use with manual rotating and tilting function

The below listed technical data applies to the GL-KN 1000, prepared for the application with the counterweight balancer GGA-E-F-B 1000. The technical data of the counterweight balancer is listed here.

Dual-circuit system
for construction site use according to DIN EN 13155

Handling flat and curved glass panes for construction site use (handling of curved glass panes only in connection with the optional available suction pad adapter for curved panes).

truck-mounted crane, mini crane

at the crane hook

Material to be handled
Flat glass, curved glasses (concave or convex, bending radius ≥ 2 m) and window elements

Extension arms also allow handling large-sized elements with a maximum weight of up to 1000 kg. The optional available lowering cylinder allows a smooth and jerkless lowering of the load. The blow-off function, that is optional available as well, eases and speeds up the release of suctioned glass panes.
In order to manipulate curved glass panes with the OKTOPUS® GLASS-Jack GL-KN 1000 we developed a special suction pad adapter. It allows manipulating convex or concave glass panes with a radius of at least 2000 mm. With 16 suction pads in total the suction pad adapter can securely lift and transport loads up to 800 kg. The total weight of the OKTOPUS® GLASS-Jack GL-KN 1000 with mounted adapter for curved glass panes amounts to 180 kg.
Deviations from the nominal condition are indicated by optical and acoustical warning devices. Even in the case of complete energy breakdown, vacuum remains in each suction pad for at least 5 minutes. In this way a secure lowering of the load can be ensured at all times.

  • Device / Suction padsmaximum Working Load Limit
    10 suction pads ∅ 400 mmup to 1.000 kg (flat glass panes)
    16 suction pads ∅ 280 mmup to 800 kg (flat glass panes and curved glass panes)
  • Weightdepending on the equipment ca. 90 kg - 180 kg
    Suction pads10 pcs. Ø 400 mm and 16 pcs. Ø 280 mm
    Vacuum generationelectrical vacuum pump
    Operationcable remote control
    Vacuum systemdual-circuit system for construction site use
    Nominal pressure pneumatic system-0,65 bar to -0,73 bar
    Power supply24 V DC battery system
    Optional facilities- crane arm with hydraulic lowering cylinder
    - blow-off function
    - radio remote control
    - preparation of the basic device to operate a counterweight balancer
    Optional equipment- adapter for handling curved glass panes (R => 2.000 mm)
    transport cart, large with forklift mounting for GL-KN
    - transport cart small, two-piece for GL-KN
    Lifting and loweringby the crane hook
    Rotating horizontallyin the crane hook, manually 360°
    Rotating suction framemanually 360°, lockable every 45°
    Tilting suction framemanually 0-90°

Use of OKTOPUS® GLASS-Jack GL-KN 1000 with counterweight balancer


  • Crane attachment
  • Mini crane manipulator
  • Fork lift attachment
  • For even glass panes
  • For curved glass panes
  • Rotate 360°
  • Rotate 90°/95°
  • Tilt around horizontal axis
  • Tilt around vertical axis (swivel)
  • Telescopic boom/crane arm/lifting column
  • Control panel at the device / cable remote control
  • Radio remote control
  • Manual operation
  • Mains current
  • Battery


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