"Succor is a lifting aid that helps you to get a grip on things by attaching itself to almost anything"


Succor can attach itself to most common materials, like wood sheets, textured metal and plastered walls. It is also able to adjust its shape to lightly curved objects.


Unlike normal suction cups, Succor can be loaded in any direction up to 100 kg without slipping. This is due to a flexible anti-skid pad on the bottom of the suction cup.


Succor gives you a prediction of the maximum amount of weight you can safely suspend from the device. So you always know how well it is stuck to an object.


Due to its energy efficient design Succor can be used continuously for up to four hours before it needs to be recharged. This means you can work with it for an entire day without needing to replace the battery.


Succor allows you to lift more comfortably by creating a stable handle on any object you would like to move. Using a specially designed lifting harness with the lifting aid can reduce the risk of back injuries with 70%.


Succor is made from lightweight materials and uses the same Lithium Polymer battery technology that can be found in your phone. This reduces the weight of the device to a mere 2 kg.


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The story behind Succor

Succor was developed at the University of Twente. The goal of the project was to find a way to translate the amazing capabilities of animals like the octopus and the lumpfish into a practical technical solution. By finding similarities between independently evolved species a number of innovative strategies were uncovered that have been incorporated in the design of the Succor lifting aid. This way of designing new products is often revered to as biomimetic design and gives the Succor its unique set of capabilities.

The name Succor, which comes from the English word succour means giving assistance or aid to someone. Succor is meant to alleviate some of the stress that physical labour imposes on the body. It offers workers a better way of lifting large and heavy objects by creating a stable anchor point. In this way they can create a comfortable handle wherever they want, or use a lifting harness to make lifting more ergonomically responsible.

Succor is not yet in production, but we are doing everything we can to make this happen as soon as possible. In the meantime we are more than happy to give you a demonstration of the capabilities of Succor, so you can determine whether it suits your needs. Please feel free to contact us for any questions or suggestions you might have.