Vacuum pads hold panels in place for precise positioning

How do you pick up and place a 5-ton panel without forks, slings or other mechanical means that might damage it? Anver Job Site End Effector Systems from Venmark International use vacuum pads that can hold tile, glass and concrete panels as large as 10 feet by 40 feet and weighing up to 10,000 pounds. The systems are custom designed to bolt onto mobile cranes or boom extensions. The vacuum pads are powered by the host equipment’s hydraulic and electrical systems or by remote vacuum generators powered by electricity or compressed air.