Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices

Hydraulic Grippers

You will have access to an industry leader in handling equipment, with over 25 years of experience, and can rely on experts that are not limited to selling a specific product. You will be presented with a range of solutions to meet your individual needs; like a Handling Concepts hydraulic gripper.

Hydraulic Grippers

You will have access to an industry leader in handling equipment, with over 25 years of experience, and can rely on experts that are not limited to selling a specific product. You will be presented with a range of solutions to meet your individual needs; like a Handling Concepts hydraulic gripper.

Handling Concepts' Hydraulic Grippers Materials Handling Equipment Solution

What Are Hydraulic Grippers?

Hydraulic grippers are heavy-duty lifting devices that can apply the force required to handle heavy components. They use pressurised fluids to move a piston. When the piston moves, it transfers the force to the gripper jaws, opening and closing them.

Grippers are important attachments that facilitate the efficient and safe transportation of various types of loads. For lightweight applications, hydraulic grippers are unnecessarily powerful and expensive because of their complex manufacturing and maintenance. For manual handling problems that require very high loads to be supported and manipulated, hydraulic grippers are the go-to lifting device.

The solid design and structure of hydraulic grippers makes them very resilient to the working environment. Many yellow goods manufacturers will use hydraulic systems to power their machines.

For your tricky lifting and handling application and to find out if a hydraulic gripper is the right solution for you, contact us today for a detailed assessment to help you solve your material handling problem.

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Why Are Hydraulic Grippers Used?

Hydraulic grippers are used when a high amount of force is required to lift and manipulate a load. They are ideal for work environments with tight space restrictions that need a high-power solution.

They can lift and rotate loads, removing the need for workers to be involved in the manual handling process.

A hydraulic gripper’s function is designed around the handling application, creating a unique piece of lifting equipment. They can simplify the task at hand, which improves production efficiency.

Below-the-hook lifting devices can have a variety of safe working loads. They can lift loads that are too heavy for a worker to handle, reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

They can also be supplied as part of a full turnkey solution. Hydraulic grippers integrate well with hoists, light crane systems, and industrial manipulators.

Hydraulic Grippers Side View

The Benefits Of Using A Hydraulic Gripper

Hydraulic grippers solve large manual handling problems. They can benefit your workers and business and can help in various ways:

  • Lifting something too heavy for a person to handle manually.
  • Reducing the risk of Musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive strain injury through incorrect manual handling.
  • Avoid employee fatigue.
  • Improving the efficiency of the production line.
  • Reducing the risk of workplace accidents and damage to products


Hydraulic grippers are the perfect accessory for lifting heavy loads, especially on production lines, which need to ensure the safety of their employees. They can move large items without causing strain or injury, reducing the time taken to complete tasks and improving productivity.

Hydraulic Grippers Handle Bar Control

Handling Concepts' Hydraulic Gripper Solution

This hydraulic gripper solution can lift loads up to 4600kg. It lifts titanium slabs, moving them onto a slightly off-vertical machining bed.

The manufacturing process made it impossible for workers to handle the components without injury, so the hydraulic gripper was designed for this single application.

Electric control is used with the hydraulic system so that the gripper can complete more complex manoeuvres, like rotating the load at 90 degrees. Energy chains are used to protect and move the hydraulic hose safely and without damage.

The gripper comprises a simple handlebar design allowing a single operator to control it, this removes the need for multiple workers to improve safety on the factory floor.

The hydraulic gripper provided a powerful solution for an exceptionally large load, removing manual handling from the application altogether, improving health and safety and production performance.

The Benefits Of Using A Hydraulic Gripper

Hydraulic grippers solve large manual handling problems. They can benefit your workers and business and can help in various ways:

  • Lifting something too heavy for a person to handle manually
  • Reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries and repetitive strain injury through incorrect manual handling
  • Eliminating employee fatigue from moving items manually
  • Improving the efficiency of the production line
  • Reducing the risk of workplace accidents


Hydraulic grippers are the perfect accessory for lifting heavy loads, especially on production lines, which need to ensure the safety of their employees. They can move large items without causing strain or injury, reducing the time taken to complete tasks and improving productivity.

Handling Concepts' Hydraulic Gripper Solution

This hydraulic gripper solution can lift loads up to 4600kg. It lifts titanium slabs, moving them onto a slightly off-vertical machining bed.

The manufacturing process made it impossible for workers to handle the components without injury, so the hydraulic gripper was designed for this single application.

Electric control is used with the hydraulic system so that the gripper can complete more complex manoeuvres, like rotating the load at 90 degrees. Energy chains are used to protect and move the hydraulic hose safely and without damage.

The gripper comprises a simple handlebar design allowing a single operator to control it, this removes the need for multiple workers to improve safety on the factory floor.

The hydraulic gripper provided a powerful solution for an exceptionally large load, removing manual handling from the application altogether, improving health and safety and production performance.

For advice, design, manufacture, installation, training, and long-term service support, contact us today to find out if a Handling Concepts hydraulic gripper is the right material handling solution for you.

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Phone: +44 (0) 1527 570 900

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