The OKTOPUS® KI-B400 is suitable for the vertical installation of building panels as is needed, for example, in industrial construction and refrigeration room construction. Nearly all commercially available sandwich panels weighing up to 400 kg can be installed using proven round and oval suction cups.
The OKTOPUS® KI-B400 was designed as a forklift attachment. It has its own power supply which means there are no cumbersome and, at times, even dangerous power cords to deal with during installation. Its lead-acid batteries are high-powered and thus can easily be used for 8 to 10 hours.
The OKTOPUS® KI-B400 is operated by the forklift/telescope lift operator using a remote control panel attached by cable. Accordingly, it has two independent vacuum circuits, as do all of the OKTOPUS® vacuum lifting systems developed for use on construction sites. Each vacuum circuit is designed to be able to lift twice the nominal load on its own. Technical malfunctions, such as the loss of a vacuum circuit, are signalled by a visual and acoustic alarm. Even the total loss of power is signalled by an alarm horn.