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Uplifter launches ‘The Beast’

German glass handling equipment manufacturer Uplifter has introduced its largest pedestrian controlled glazing robot to date, the 1,125kg Glassworker GW 1125.

Dubbed ‘the Beast’, the GW 1125 tops the company’s Glassworker range of glazing robots which includes the 625kg GW 625, 425kg GW 425 and 295kg GW 295.

It can handle its full capacity at a radius of 320mm and take it to a height of 2.4 metres. With its short front hydraulic stabilisers deployed it can handle 330kg at its maximum outreach of 2.32 metres and at its maximum height of 4.55 metres. When stowed, this is reduced to 150kg.
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Uplifter’s GW 1125 can lift glass panels weighing up to 1,125kg

Offering an all up weight of 1.4 tonnes, it has an overall length of 2.28 metres and a width of 1.27 metres with its vacuum cross removed. Featuring 12 suction plates, the vacuum cross weighs just 150kg and offers maximum dimensions of 1.27 metres by just over three metres. It provides 90 degrees articulation - taking glass from vertical up to horizontal - 120mm of side to side movement and can be individually configured. Power comes from four 12 volt/107Ah batteries which are said to offer up to eight hours operation depending on the application.
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The GW 1125 can be fitted with a number of different attachments

Features include radio remote controls with a LCD panel, non-marking tyres and an ‘anti-fall’ system that automatically detects steps and curbs and prevents further forward movement. A quick release system allows the vacuum cross to be removed and replaced with optional attachments including a tilting bracket, an electric cable winch and forklift forks. An special adapter can also be used to allow for the company's GW 625 attachments to be used.
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The entire range of Uplifter’s Glassworker glazing units

The new machine will be make its UK debut at Vertikal Days this September on the Kranlyft stand. Be sure to check our preview below to see the numerous products making their World, European and UK debut at the show this year. To register to attend the event, visit: