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Pack Boy – Our Panel Pack Lifter

Developed in response to changing industry demands, the Pack Boy offers a unique solution for unloading long packs of composite panels quickly and efficiently, without the risk of panel damage and avoiding the need to truck climb. A truly innovative piece of panel lifting equipment providing ease of installation & saving on manual handling- suitable for use with Kingspan composite panels.

We Are The Sole UK Distributor Of VIAVAC Vacuum Lifters

VIAVAC is a world-renowned manufacturer of panel handling equipment, and 4 Cladding Services is the sole UK dealer of these innovative machines. They design and manufacture lifting machines to lift packs of composite roof and wall panels. Safety is at the forefront of VIAVAC’s and 4 Cladding Service’s minds; all the panel handling equipment we have available for sale & rent meets UK, European, and Worldwide safety standards.

What is a Pack Boy Panel Pack Lifter?

A Pack Boy Panel Pack Lifter is a specialised piece of construction equipment designed to facilitate the handling and transportation of panel packs. Panel packs typically consist of multiple individual panels bundled together for delivery and installation.

The Pack Boy Panel Pack Lifter uses advanced vacuum suction technology and is equipped with internal rechargeable batteries to lift and transport these packs securely. By eliminating the need for manual handling, the Pack Boy enhances efficiency, reduces the risk of damage to panels, and minimises the physical strain on construction workers. This equipment is especially valuable for construction projects involving large panels, streamlining the process of moving and positioning panel packs with precision and safety.

Pack Boy Features

The Pack Boy Panel Pack Lifter boasts a range of fantastic features that streamline panel handling on construction sites. Its advanced vacuum suction technology ensures secure and damage-free lifting, while internal rechargeable batteries power its efficient operations. The Pack Boy’s ability to lift and transport bundled panel packs effortlessly minimises manual labour, enhancing worker well-being and project efficiency. With compliance with safety regulations, this equipment offers not only ease of use but also peace of mind. Experience enhanced productivity and reduced strain with the Pack Boy Panel Pack Lifter’s remarkable features.

  • Standard kits capable of handling panel packs up to 20m long and weighing up to 4 tonnes
  • Heavy-duty kits and tandem arrangements are available for packs up to 30m long
  • Kingspan KS2000RW configurations available for standard Pack Boy unit
  • Eliminates panel damage from slings
  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • Compliant with all relevant UK, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation
  • Pack Boy Wide kits available to handle 1.2m wide panels
  • Makes pack off-loading quick and easy with improved efficiency
  • Economical to transport and store
  • Avoids the need for truck climbing and contributes toward compliance with the “Working at Height Directive”

Why Choose a Pack Boy Panel Pack Lifter? 

Elevate your panel handling efficiency with the Pack Boy Panel Pack Lifter. Designed for the seamless transportation of bundled panel packs, this advanced equipment revolutionises the way panels are managed on construction sites. By harnessing vacuum suction technology and internal rechargeable batteries, the Pack Boy securely lifts and moves panel packs, eliminating manual strain and reducing the risk of panel damage.

Opting for the Pack Boy means opting for enhanced productivity, minimised labour requirements, and a safer work environment. Here are just a few more fantastic benefits that can help you transform your panel handling process:

When suspended from a suitable crane, standard Pack Boy units are capable of lifting panel packs up to 20 metres long and up to 4 tonnes in total weight. If this isn’t impressive enough, heavy-duty kits can handle panels up to 22 metres long- and unique tandem Pack Boy arrangements can lift panel packs up to 30 metres long.

We have now introduced specific Pack Boy assemblies to handle 1.2-metre wide panel packs and greater. Panels are getting wider and heavier; we noticed this change in demand, which is why we have developed this innovative, safe panel handling solution.

The Pack Boy Wide assembly resembles our standard Pack Boy set-up. Within the assembly are purpose-built forks that have 1.2 metre-long tines. This means that with the Pack Boy Wide, you can safely handle 1.2-metre wide panel packs.

In addition to the Pack Boy Wide, we have a 2-metre wide configuration that fits our standard Pack Boy beams. This allows you to easily and efficiently unload Kingspan KS2000RW packs of panels. We’ve put together this handy guide for lifting and handling Kingspan panels to help you get the most from our equipment whilst always remaining safe!

We provide training and support for all hires or purchases of our products free of charge! Our training programmes are specifically designed to inform and educate about the specific panel handling equipment you are using and for the specific application, too. Therefore, if you purchase the Pack Boy, you know you will be well-educated to use the panel lifter correctly.

We want to ensure you get the most out of your equipment, and with safety always at the forefront of everything we do, we ensure you know how to use your panel handling equipment correctly. We also provide continued on-site support after purchase. If you should experience any issues, just give us a call, and we will try to diagnose the problem over the phone; should you require a replacement panel lifter, this will then be arranged.

If you have any questions or queries about Pack Boy or any of our other vacuum lifters, please contact our friendly team– thanks to our years of experience, we are fully equipped to help you and find the right lifter for your needs.

We will never promise a panel pack lifting solution we can’t safely and efficiently provide. So, you can rest assured that all work on our panel handling equipment does meet health & safety regulations. This is why we offer free training courses with our panel lifters- we want you to get the most out of our equipment whilst remaining safe at all times. Your safety is at the forefront of everything we do.

Expert Maintenance and Services for the Pack Boy 

Ensuring the long-term reliability and performance of your investment in the Pack Boy vacuum lifter is our top priority at 4 Cladding. We offer comprehensive maintenance and support services to meet your needs.

Proper maintenance is essential to keep your Pack Boy vacuum lifter operating at peak performance. Our team of expert technicians can provide guidance on maintenance requirements, including regular inspections, lubrication of moving parts, and replacement of worn components. By adhering to recommended maintenance schedules, you can prolong the lifespan of your equipment and minimise the risk of unexpected breakdowns.

In addition to routine maintenance, we offer professional equipment servicing to address any issues or concerns you may encounter with your Pack Boy vacuum lifter. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and tools necessary to diagnose and resolve mechanical problems efficiently. Whether troubleshooting electrical issues, repairing damaged components, or performing system upgrades, we’re here to help keep your lifter in optimal condition.

Our dedicated team of technical support specialists is available to provide assistance and guidance whenever you need it. Whether you have questions about operating your Pack Boy vacuum lifter, troubleshooting a problem, or optimising performance for specific applications, we’re here to help. With our expertise and industry knowledge, you can count on us to deliver timely and effective solutions to meet your needs.

In addition to maintenance and technical support, we offer comprehensive training programs to ensure that your team is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate the Pack Boy vacuum lifter safely and efficiently. Our training sessions cover equipment operation, maintenance best practices, and safety protocols, empowering your team to maximise productivity while minimising risks.

Application Areas for the Pack Boy

The Pack Boy Panel Pack Lifter is designed to streamline panel pack handling in diverse construction settings. Its innovative features make it an invaluable asset across a range of applications, ensuring efficient and secure transportation of bundled panel packs. Here’s where the Pack Boy excels:

The core purpose of the Pack Boy is to simplify the movement of bundled panel packs. Whether you’re working with wall panels, roofing materials, or other composite panels, Pack Boy’s vacuum suction technology offers a secure grip, reducing the risk of damage during transport.

When dealing with extensive construction projects requiring numerous panel packs, the Pack Boy shines by minimising the physical strain on workers and accelerating the process. It’s an ideal choice for maintaining productivity while ensuring the safe movement of materials.

Installing bundled panel packs demands accuracy. The Pack Boy’s controlled lifting mechanism ensures that panel packs are positioned precisely where needed, eliminating the potential for misalignment and reducing the need for manual adjustments.

The Pack Boy’s vacuum suction technology streamlines panel pack transport and enhances worker safety by minimising the need for manual lifting. This makes it particularly advantageous for projects that prioritise a safe work environment.

The Pack Boy’s ability to handle and transport panel packs efficiently makes it an asset during storage activities. It facilitates organised and space-saving bundling storage, optimising available space use.

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        Pack Boy Frequently Asked Questions

        The Pack Boy is designed to handle a wide range of panel packs, including wall panels, roofing materials, and other composite panels commonly used in construction projects.

        Yes, the Pack Boy is especially valuable for projects involving multiple panel packs. Its efficiency in lifting and transporting bundled packs minimises labour requirements and speeds up the process.

        Vacuum lifters contribute to workplace safety by reducing the need for manual lifting and minimising the risk of musculoskeletal injuries among employees. They provide a secure grip on materials, reducing the likelihood of drops or accidents during lifting operations. Additionally, vacuum lifters can help mitigate risks associated with working at heights by allowing materials to be lifted and positioned safely from the ground.

        Yes, vacuum lifters are capable of lifting heavy loads safely when used correctly and within their specified weight capacity. The Pack Boy, for example, can handle panel packs weighing up to 4 tonnes, making it suitable for lifting a wide range of materials.

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