WolstanHolme using Raimondi Vacuum Cups from Tilers Tools for their large format tiles – another Tilers Tools fan!
These are a pair of vacuum suction cups for use with the Raimondi Free-Cut Cutting System. The vacuum cups hold material securely in place. The cups are activated by pumping and a red band shows when the vacuum is reducing. The vacuum is easily removed through the simple press of a button. WolstanHolme using Raimondi Vacuum Cups from Tilers Tools
You can see the whole range of Raimondi vaccum cup tilehandling equipment supplied by Tilers Tools here
Tilers Tools also supply the T move system for handling large format tiles:
The Raimondi T-Move is designed for handling large SMOOTH tiles and slabs up to 320 x 160cm. It has telescopic profiles allowing variable extension for maximum versatility. Once attached, the T-Move’s sturdy construction means that slabs can easily be pulled from crates or pallets for smooth and safe handling. Handles have to positioning options to adapt to the height of the edge of the crate. Provided with 6 vacuum suction cups (150mm diameter) and safety hooks to prevent the slab from sliding down.
Please note that the T Move system is designed for applying to slabs while they are on a firm base and in a horizontal position. Downward pressure should be applied to the vacuum cups when pumping them to create the suction. The system is not designed to be applied to tiles in the vertical position, such as when they are on an A Frame, however once correctly applied on the horizontal, the slab can be gently lifted onto the vertical position, checking the vacuum cups periodically that they are maintaining suction.
You can see a great video of the Raimondi T-move system in action here