Model VL-SJ – Vertical Lifting Clamp

A compact lighter weight version of the Model VL with a short jaw to lift smaller objects. With all the standard features of the big clamps, the Model VL-SJ (short jaw) is ideal for shops and workstations where the operators primarily lift smaller plates and objects that may not have as much jaw clearance for the larger clamps to safely grip.

Model VL-SJ – Vertical Lifting Clamp Features

Lighter Weight

  • Weighs approximately half as much as the same rated capacities of our larger-jaw Model VL clamps.

Lifts from Horizontal to Vertical – 180° arc

  • Capable of lifting material from a horizontal to a vertical position before vertically transferring the material to another location. It is also designed to rotate material from a horizontal position to a vertical one and then roll the material over on its other side through a 180° arc.

Locks Open and Closed

  • Locks open to protect the grippers when loading and unloading the clamp.
  • Locks closed onto the material for a more secure lift.

Remote Release Lock Handle

  • By attaching a tagline to the lock handle, the operator is able to lock open the clamp from a distance when the load is at rest and secured.

Rated to lift material with a surface hardness of up to 450 Brinell

  • Also available with Stainless Serrated Grippers to prevent material contamination.

Special Jaw Openings Available

  • Fit the jaw opening to your material thickness range.
  • Extend the grippers out for clearance.
  • Shape the jaw opening to accommodate your lift.

Working Parts Enclosed

  • Working parts remain inside the body at all times whether in the “locked closed” position or the “locked open” position. This protects the working parts from damage when rolling material over and when the clamp is stored and provides for longer clamp life.

Gripping Cam and Gripping Pad

  • Single gripping cam and a self-aligning gripping pad on all capacities. The gripping pad is self-aligning for increased surface contact.

High Strength Shock Resistant Steel

  • Provides for longer clamp life.

Universal Shackle
Stainless Grippers

Universal Shackle

Allows for side loading of lifting shackle up to 90°. The rated lift capacity is lowered as the angle of the pull increases.

Auxiliary Lock

Double locking mechanism in the "locked closed" position. Requires the user to utilize a push button release before moving the lock handle to the open position. Remote release is NOT available in this model.

Stainless Grippers

For handling stainless steel plate without contamination. Serated for a more secure lift.