To improve the ease of transporting industrial gas cylinders, Spacepac Industries is introducing several models of lift cradles. The range is specially designed for transporting or lifting long and slim cylinders, and products have a lifting capacity of up to 150kg.

The company's manual lift cradles are extremely versatile and can be installed in all L-series lift trolleys. They are secured on a 500x400mm flat top table and a gas cylinder can then be elevated by means of a manual safety hi tensile steel winch. The lifter can bring its load to as high as 1200mm.

Built with safety in mind each cradle is equipped with four 100mm castors to negotiate narrow corners without any difficulty. The final product is also strengthened with a polyurethane finish and designed to simplify the job of loading gas cylinders onto vehicles or to a higher storage ground.

The lifting hand truck is another useful member of the Spacepac family and is able to carry up to 150kg on its legs when static. Similarly, the manual safety hi tensile steel winch makes lifting effortless. Without the need for any levers or latches, the lifting hand truck allows load to be held automatically at any position. Lift height can be 900mm or 1200mm depending on the model. Two 250mm pneumatic wheels will bring the lift cradle together with the gas cylinder further and faster.

Spacepac Industries suggest the use of such lift cradles to prevent any unnecessary back injury while lifting the heavy cylinders. Other normal lifters or hand trucks may not be ideal as they do not secure gas cylinders in place, leading to the risk of dropping or damaging the loads.