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Improve safety and workflows with special lifting clamps for sandwich panels

Transport of sandwich panels

What are sandwich panels? 

The term sandwich panels is commonly used to describe the combination of interior cladding, supporting structure and exterior cladding with an insulating layer to form a building element. Sandwich panels usually consist of two profiled steel sheets, between which an insulating layer of PUR/PIR or other materials is inserted. Sandwich panels are available in designs for installation on roofs and walls. They come with different core thicknesses and countless surface structures. 

What are the challenges in handling sandwich panels? 

Due to the enormous variety of different shapes, designs, material thicknesses and surfaces of sandwich panels, this also makes their handling more difficult. Although they are rather lightweight compared to other construction elements, the handling of sandwich panels should nevertheless only be carried out with an aid because of the safety of people and material. This is especially true if the slinger has to enter the area at risk of falling when slinging or un-slinging the load and is not wearing PPEgA (personal protective equipment against falls from a height). Due to their structure and coated surface, the sandwich panels must not be damaged during transport and handling on the construction site. Depending on the size of the construction object, sandwich panels can quickly cover several square meters of surface. This also makes them susceptible to wind. Nevertheless, laying the panels at the installation site must be fast and cost-efficient. A contradiction? Not at all. 

There remain therefore as a solution only two variants to grab the sandwich panels directly. For example, with a lifting clamp. But a classic sheet metal clamp (also called lifting clamp) is not suitable for this. They either clamp too tightly and thus crush the panels, scratch the surface with the gripping jaws, or have only a limited gripping range that is often not adjustable. For this reason, Carl Stahl has developed the safety sheet clamp type CGSMVS especially for the vertical transport of sandwich panels.  

The advantages of CGSMVS safety sheet metal clamp

With the CondorGrip Sheet Metal Clamp CGSMVS you have the perfect device for lifting sandwich panels. The sheet metal clamp comes in two styles with different grip ranges:

  1. 30.00 mm - 120.00 mm
  2. 120.00 mm - 240.00 mm

Application image CGSMVS


These advantages speak for the safety sheet metal clamp CGSMVS:

  • Gentle: The PUR Schon gripping jaws of the clamp are coated, so scratching of the panel surface is prevented.
  • Fitting: The sheet metal clamps are available in two versions, suitable for small and larger panels. Through a simple adjustment mechanism let the clamp can be adjusted to any panel thickness.
  • Powerful: You can lift up to 250 kg with a CGSMVS safety panel clamp. The contact pressure is based on the weight of the panel thanks to a lever action. Due to the positive lifting, additional safety is ensured during the lifting process.
  • Uncomplicated: The clamps can be easily attached to the sandwich panels. In addition, the jaws can also be easily replaced.
  • Variable: 3 different types of gripper jaws: H-WALL 8-shaft, H-WALL 10-trapezoid and FISCHER-THERM D 120-160

Use the sheet clamps for lifting, turning and laying sandwich panels. Thanks to this innovative technology, you no longer have to resort to improvised self-constructions, which are usually unsafe and rarely provide the desired result. Our lifting clamps are safe to use, sustainable and, last but not least, cost-efficient thanks to the materials used, their durability and years of practical experience.


Transport of sandwich panels

Alternatives to the safety sheet clamp

The alternative to the safety sheet clamp are vacuum lifting devices. Vacuum lifting devices require an energy source (power connection or battery operation) that permanently maintains the low pressure. Transporting by hand is usually due to the high dead weight, not possible. The price for purchase and maintenance is in the upper price segment. The advantage of vacuum lifters is shown in the assembly of wall panels. The panels are only sucked on one side and can therefore be positioned more easily.  

FAQ: Sandwich panel transportation

For whom is the CGSMVS safety sheet clamp suitable for handling sandwich panels?

The main target groups are primarily building construction companies and installation companies that are tasked with laying sandwich panels.

Why don't you use other slinging options for sandwich panels?

Sandwich panels have no classic attachment points - such as eyelets or loops. It is therefore not possible to sling the panel directly. In practice, round slings are often used. However, attaching them to the load is time-consuming and involves a safety risk. The CGSMVS, on the other hand, is quick and easy to attach, clamps the panel securely and is safely connected to the sling via the large oval ring.

Finally, the specific clamps also help you to increase your efficiency. Since the clamps have been specifically designed for this purpose, attachment is straightforward and quick. This also applies to other types of loads: For example, at Carl Stahl you can also find safety clamps for the handling of traffic signs.

Which types of sandwich panels can be transported with the CGSMVS safety sheet clamp from Carl Stahl?

With the CGSMVS, the user can lift and transport any form of sandwich panel. The gripping range of the panel clamp can be easily changed. Thanks to the possibility of exchanging the gripping jaws and thus adapting them to the type of panel, the clamp always fits precisely on the different profiles. The user only has to make sure to use the sheet metal clamp with the correct gripping range. At Carl Stahl, the user can find safety sheet clamps for sandwich panels with a thickness of 30 to 120 millimeters and for a thickness of 120 to 240 millimeters.

If the sandwich panels exceed the length of five meters, we recommend combining two clamps. This way you guarantee that the load is well secured.

For what is the safety sheet metal clamp CGSMVS not suitable?

The CGSMVS safety sheet metal clamp was specially developed for handling sandwich panels. Its large adjustable gripping range and coated gripping jaws make it the ideal solution. Due to its characteristics, the CGSMVS is not suitable for transporting sheet metal or steel structures. For these applications, Carl Stahl offers an extensive portfolio.

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