Glass lifting suction cups are essential when transporting your glass. This is because they are used to ensure that you don’t break or damage the glass when moving it from one place to another. But what exactly is a suction cup? click here to find out!

Some types of glass are more fragile than others which is why the correct handling of the glass is important. If you want to move glass without damaging it, then you are best investing in a glass suction cup. A suction pad is most commonly used for vacuum lifting glass. The suction cups come with either a rubber or silicone material which is used to create a vacuum seal between the glass and the cup.

The type of suction cup you need for your glass depends on its size and weight. For example, if you are lifting a heavy type of glass, then you will need a stronger, heavy-duty suction cup with a higher load capacity. Throughout this blog, we will be exploring a buyer's guide on purchasing suction cups and more. For more information, read on!


Suction Cups


How Do You Know Which Suction Cup to Buy?

When it comes to fitting, installing or even removing windows, it can be tricky. Glass is fragile and therefore must be handled with care at all times. Most glaziers use suction cups to handle glass to ensure there are no cracks, scratches or any damage on your windows.

Not only do glass suction cups prevent any breakage or damage to your windows, but it also makes glass lifting and transport much easier. Suction cups come in different shapes and sizes. However, when purchasing a glass suction cup, it can be confusing to know which one is best.

Here at GGR Glass, we offer a wide range of suction cups from lever operated to slap-on suction cups with everything you need in one place. One of the suction cups we offer is the GGR2 Suction Cup Double Pad. This type of suction cup is excellent for lifting windows up to 60kg in weight! It is easy to use and comes with a plastic switch to allow for the simple detachment and attachment of your suction cups.

However, if you want to lift a heavier type of glass, then you are best with the GGR3 Suction Cup Triple Pad. This type of model is a popular choice for all glazing products and can lift up to 80kg in weight.

If you would like to lift something that is heavier and longer in shape, then our D-Cup Lifters are the perfect choice. This type of suction cup is a versatile dual suction cup that is perfect for lifting heavier types of glass.

There are many different types of suction cups that we offer here at GGR Glass, for more information make sure to check out the suction cups section on our website.


Benefits of Glass Suction Cups

Vacuum suction cups are excellent at providing a safe and effective way to handle glass. But, what makes glass lifting suction cups necessary? Take a look at our blog to find out! The use of suction cups minimises the risks of breakage and damage to the glass as well as reducing back pain and strain on the workers.

Suction cups also offer a strong, secure grip to reduce the likelihood of the glass dropping or slipping. Other benefits of using a suction cup include improved efficiency, versatility, enhanced safety and effective time management.

Suction cups offer effective time management by allowing you to get the job done quicker. By using a suction cup you are not struggling to carry heavy objects as much which therefore allows you to get jobs done quicker and more efficiently.


Why Do You Need Glass Lifting Suction Cups?

As briefly discussed, suction cups are essential for the lifting and transporting of glass. This is to ensure that the glass is not damaged whilst being moved from one place to another. There are many different reasons why you need a suction cup as they are extremely useful when it comes to handling anything awkward to carry.

One of the main reasons suction cups are used is for the fitting of windows. Most types of glass are fragile and need to be handled carefully to ensure that there is no damage to the glass windows.

Not only can it be awkward to lift glass windows due to their weight and size, but it can also be quite dangerous. This is because if the glass was to shatter or break then you could seriously injure yourself or others around you. Therefore suction cups are used to ensure the safety of yourself and others.

Not to mention glass can be especially dangerous to transport and lift when wet. This is why it is important that you have the right suction lifter to carefully and effectively lift your glass. Another reason you may need a suction cup is for the replacement of your windscreen.

Glass suction cup lifters have evolved to allow them to carry out a variety of tasks safely and effectively. Here at GGR Glass, our specialist glass lifters are made to independently swivel to fit seamlessly onto windscreen designs and curved surfaces.

As you can see there are many reasons why glass suction cups come in handy and can be used for a wide range of things. Lifting anything heavy can be dangerous which is why it is important to take the right precautions before doing so.


GGR Glass

Here at GGR Glass, we offer a wide range of suction cups that allow you to safely lift fragile items such as glass, tiles and other types of materials that are prone to breakage. Our suction cups and other glass-lifting tools allow you to lift even the heaviest of glass windows without the fear of breaking or damaging the glass. For more information on the equipment you need to lift glass, check out our blog!

If you would like more information on the suction cups we offer, contact us today at 0161 683 2580. Alternatively, email us at We are more than happy to help!