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What is the Grabo?

The Grabo is a portable vacuum lifter that can be used to lift and move heavy objects. It works by creating a strong suction between the tool's foam seal and the surface of the object being lifted. The suction is created by a powerful vacuum pump, which is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery. The Grabo is a versatile tool that can lift objects weighing up to 170 kilograms on a variety of surfaces, including smooth, rough, semi-porous, and even wet surfaces.

Popular uses for the Grabo

Landscaping and Tiling: The Grabo can be used to lift and move large, heavy tiles and slabs without the need for lifting equipment. This makes it a safer and more efficient way to handle these materials.
Removals: The Grabo can be used to move heavy furniture or appliances without the need for manual lifting. This can save a lot of time and effort, and it can also help to prevent injuries.
Installations: The Grabo can be used to lift and position items such as boilers or kitchen cabinets in place. This can make the installation process easier and more accurate.
Glass: The Grabo can be used to move large glass panels without the need for special lifting equipment. This can help to prevent damage to the glass, and it can also make the moving process safer*

The Grabo is a safe and easy-to-use tool that can help you lift a large variety of objects and materials more easily. This helps reduce the risk of fatigue and injuries while improving productivity.

*For Glass under 6MM use in conjunction with the Brace Seal or Ottovac by Grabo

What materials can the Grabo lift?

Grabo Spec Sheets

GRABO Plus  - Spec sheet
GRABO PRO-Lifter 20 - Spec sheet

GRABO KEY FEATURES

Grabo Plus Model Shown
Product image of the Grabo Pro with helpful text pointing to key points
Battery Charging
  1. Connect your battery charger to a socket or outlet.
  2. Connect the charger to your battery, and switch it on at the socket.
  3. A red light on your charger’s LED indicates the battery is charging. This will turn green once your battery is completely charged. 

It’s essential to keep a close eye on your battery charge. Do make sure only to use the battery charger provided for your specific GRABO electric lifter. Using alternative chargers may damage your equipment.

Replacing the Rubber Foam Seal

Occasionally, you should replace the rubber foam seals on your GRABO Nemo power tools. Your tool’s double foam seal is designed to withstand incredible friction. It offers unbeatable adhesion to even the most porous or difficult surfaces. Your seals should last around 3,000 uses. 

You must make sure to check your seals regularly if using your tools intensively.

  1. Disconnect your power tool from the mains supply.
  2. Carefully remove the rubber seal, if damaged or worn, by gently pulling it away from the base of the vacuum cup. To achieve this, you will likely need a flat screwdriver or similar implement.
  3. Do NOT pull on the black foam itself; doing so may cause tearing.
  4. Once removed, dispose of the old seal and carefully press your new seal into place. It should be a snug fit.

Lifting force under different conditions

Perpendicular HoldParallel HoldP/P Ratio
Glass170kg (375lbs)120kg (265lbs)0.7
Metal110kg (242lbs110kg (242lbs)1
Plastic100kg (220lbs)100kg (220lbs)1
Wood100kg (220lbs)65kg (143lbs)0.65
Ceramic Tile170kg (375lbs)120kg (265lbs)0.7
Rough Concrete80kg (176lbs)80kg (176lbs)1
Drywall75kg (165lbs)65kg (143lbs)0.87
Rough Slate80kg (176lbs)80kg (176lbs)1
Pressure to perpendicular lifting force conversion
For a more accurate estimation, check the pressure gauge on your GRABO and use the table below to convert pressure values to max lifting force values. (Parallel holding force values can be calculated using the P/P ratio provided above for different materials.)
Pressure (bar)Max perpendicular holding force
-0.8170 kgf/ 374 lbsf
-0.6128 kgf / 281 lbsf
-0.485 kgf / 187 lbsf
-0.243 kgf / 94 lbsf
-0.121 kgf / 47 lbsf

GRABO Plus Specifications

Specifications:

Model/SKUNEMO GRABO / NG-2B-FB
Battery14.8VDC 2600mAh Li-ion
Rated Power16W
Charger Input Voltage100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Battery Charging Time~2hrs
Non-Stop Running Time (Full Charge)1.5hrs
Running Cycles (On Full Charge)900 ON-OFF cycles of 10 seconds
Stand-by Mode (Charge Hold)30 days
Pump Service Life100000+ ON-OFF cycles / 800+ hrs continuous
Rated Air Flow0.7cfm (20 L/min)
Maximum Vacuum Rate11.6Psi (0.8 Bar, 80 kPa)
Maximum Lifting Capacity170 kg (375Lbs)
L x W x H297 x 181 x 121 mm (11.67 x 7.12 x 4.76”)
Net Weight (With Battery)1.6 kg (3.3Lbs)
Working Temperature0°~60 °C  (32°F~140°F)
Applicable Surface TypePeak/valley heights less than 3mm (0.1”)
arc less than 5°
 

Lifting Capacity:

Max Lifting Force
This table provides a rough estimation of the max perpendicular adhesion force and max parallel adhesion force on different materials. These values may vary depending on material and surface conditions.
Perpendicular Hold Parallel Hold
Glass170 kg (375Lbs)120 kg (265Lbs)
Ceramic Tiles170 kg (375Lbs)120 kg (265Lbs)
Metal110 kg (242Lbs)110 kg (242Lbs)
Plastic100 kg (220Lbs)100 kg (220Lbs)
Wood100 kg (220Lbs)65 kg (143Lbs)
Rough Slate80 kg (176Lbs)80 kg (176Lbs)
Rough Concrete80 kg (176Lbs)80 kg (176Lbs)
Dry Wall75 kg (165Lbs)65 kg (143Lbs)

GRABO PRO-Lifter 20 Specifications

Specifications:

Model/SKUGRABO PRO-LIFTER 20 / GP-1Li-FB
Battery14.8VDC 2600mAh Li-ion
Rated Power16W
Charger Input Voltage100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Battery Charging Time~2hrs
Non-Stop Running Time (Full Charge)1.5hrs
Running Cycles (On Full Charge)900 ON-OFF cycles of 10 seconds
Stand-by Mode (Charge Hold)30 days
Pump Service Life100000+ ON-OFF cycles / 800+ hrs continuous
Rated Air Flow0.7cfm (20 L/min)
Maximum Vacuum Rate11.6Psi (0.8 Bar, 80 kPa)
Maximum Lifting Capacity170 kg {375Lbs)
L x W x H300 x 184 x 121 mm (11.77 x 7.22 x 4.76”)
Net Weight (With Battery)1.5 kg (3.2Lbs)
Working Temperature0°~60 °C (32°F~140°F)
Applicable Surface TypePeak/valley heights less than 3mm (0.1”),
arc less than 5°
Additional FeaturesPump stops automatically at maximum vacuum
rate ( 11.6Psi / 0.8 Bar )
 

Lifting Capacity:

Max Lifting Force
This table provides a rough estimation of the max perpendicular adhesion force and max parallel adhesion force on different materials. These values may vary depending on material and surface conditions.
Perpendicular Hold Parallel Hold
Glass170 kg (375Lbs)120 kg (265Lbs)
Ceramic Tiles170 kg (375Lbs)120 kg (265Lbs)
Metal110 kg (242Lbs)110 kg (242Lbs)
Plastic100 kg (220Lbs)100 kg (220Lbs)
Wood100 kg (220Lbs)65 kg (143Lbs)
Rough Slate80 kg (176Lbs)80 kg (176Lbs)
Rough Concrete80 kg (176Lbs)80 kg (176Lbs)
Dry Wall75 kg (165Lbs)65 kg (143Lbs)

Which Grabo is right for you?

GRABO PRO & PLUS Comparison Chart

ModelGRABO PLUSGRABO PRO
FUNCTIONAL PARAMETERS
Battery14.8VDC 2600mAh Li-ion14.8VDC 2600mAh Li-ion
Rated Power16 W
Charger Input Voltage100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Battery Charging Time~2hrs
Non-Stop Running Time (Full Charge)90 Min90 Min
Running Cycles (ON-OFF Cycles of 10 Seconds On Full Charge)900900
Stand-by Mode (Charge Hold relates to battery, not to the pump)30 Days30 Days
Pump Service Life (Charge Hold)100000+ ON-OFF cycles / 800+ hrs continuous action
With Automatic OFF SwitchNoYes
Rated Air Flow0.7cfm ( 20 L/min )0.7cfm ( 20 L/min )
Maximum Vacuum Rate11.6Psi ( 0.8 Bar, 80 kPa )
PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS
Maximum Lifting Capacity170 kg (375Lbs)170 kg (375Lbs)
L x W x H297 x 181 x 121 mm (11.67 x 7.12 x 4.76”)300 x 184 x 121 mm (11.77 x 7.22 x 4.76”)
Net Weight (With Battery)1.6 kg (3.3Lbs)1.5 kg (3.2Lbs)
Working Temperature0°~60 °C (32°F~140°F)
KIT
Gauge TypeMechanical With Protective Rubber CoverSmart Digital Pressure Sensor
Number of Batteries11
ChargerMulti Socket Charger
Number of Seals1 in Total1 in Total
Warranty1 Year Basic Warranty as outlined on https://thegrabo.co.uk/warranty/1 Year Basic Warranty as outlined on https://thegrabo.co.uk/warranty/
MiscellaneousUse for all surface types, without automatic stop function, without display and electronic pressure gaugeUse for all surface types, with automatic stop function at 11.6Psi, with digital display and electronic pressure gauge

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The Grabo is unique. A portable, battery-powered suction cup that allows you to move heavy or awkward materials with ease.
Contact Us
GRABO UK
The Mousery, Beeches Road
Rawreth, Wickford
Essex SS11 8GH, UK
The Grabo is unique. A portable, battery-powered suction cup that allows you to move heavy or awkward materials with ease.
Contact Us
GRABO UK
The Mousery, Beeches Road
Rawreth, Wickford
Essex SS11 8GH, UK