Oktopus GI-B Cladding Lifter

Oktopus GI-B Cladding Lifter


The GI-B is a fork mounted vacuum lifter for lifting and installing vertical or horizontal wall cladding and ceiling panels.

It features hydraulic arms for turning panels when installing horizontal wall or ceiling panels. It has a lifting capacity of 400KG and is dual circuit for added safety. The GI-B can lift vertical wall panels up to 14 metres in length and horizontal panels up to about 10 metres. All controls are operated via a cable drum fed control unit.

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Technical Information


Vertical wall panels (14m max length), Horizontal (10m max length), Ceiling panels (8m max length)


Forklift or telehandler with minimum capacity of 1500 KG

Panel width

From 600mm to 1200mm wide

Panel thickness

From 60 to 250mm

Panel core

Pu, Pir or Rockwool core type panels can be lifted

Panel profiles

Flat, Euro rib, micro rib, trapezoidal and most profiles available

Pad types

Round and oval to fit most panel types

Pad seal

Sealing rings available for most profiles—The right seal helps get quicker suction


On-board hydraulic pump to power 2 cylinders for fine precision placement

Operating time

8-10 hours between re-charge depending on panel type and pad seal condition


4x 12 V 72 amp re-chargeable batteries on-board


24v DC Oil free vacuum pump


400 KG SWL Maximum


600 KG


250mm round or 100mm ovals ( 8 or 12 pads fitted to frame dependant on load)


Electronic control panel on cable drum– Control suction / release and hydraulics

Charging unit

110 volt charging unit

Safety devices

Audible and visual low vacuum warning devices
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