A vacuum tube lifter that provides an ergonomically sound alternative to manual lifting for loading and unloading bags and sacks from skids, pallets, and conveyors is available from Anver Corp. of Hudson, Massachusetts. The Anver VT-Series bag lifter lets an operator load and unload bags and sacks from skids, pallets and conveyors without manual lifting and bending which can create health and productivity issues. Developed for production use, this vacuum-operated bag and sack lifter provides a 100% duty cycle, features instant attach and release, and speeds bag handling operations. Equipped with an ergonomic handlebar with fingertip controls, vacuum pad attachments with foam rubber sealing rings and a choice of plastic or stainless steel housings, the Anver VT-Series bag lifter is constructed from all stainless steel for wash down environments. Suitable for standard 50-, 100-, and 125 lb. bags, air- and electric vacuum stations are offered. The Anver VT-Series Bag Lifter is priced from $4,995. (list), depending upon the vacuum pump size, construction and vacuum pad attachment.