Model VLX - Vertical Lifting Clamp - Locking

The Model VLX is the Model VL with a specially designed Extended Wedge Shaped Lower Jaw that allows the operator to wedge the clamp between the top two plates of stacked steel. Incorporates all the standard features of the Model VL.

Model VLX – Vertical Lifting Clamp Features

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 it 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.
  • Also available: Double Remote Locking Handle that also allows the operator to lock the clamp closed when loading the clamp from a distance using a second tagline.

3-Point Grip System

  • The unique design has dual upper grippers that rotate into the jaw and a self-aligning lower gripper pad to give you 3 separate gripping points for more stability and longer gripper life. Available on rated capacities of 2 tons and up.

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

Wide Jaw Openings – 2 to 3 times larger than other brands

  • Safety Clamps, Inc. offers the widest standard jaw openings in the industry. Lower upfront clamp cost, more diverse lifts, and less operator change-out time.

High Strength Shock Resistant Steel

  • Provides for longer clamp life.

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.

Universal Shackle

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.