Vacuum Lifting Device VacuMaster

Move Heavy Loads Weighing up to Several Tons Ergonomically and Securely

The vacuum lifting device VacuMaster from Schmalz is the ultimate workhorse. Whether handling metal plates, wooden boards, plastic sheets, barrels, windows or glass sheets – the lifting devices tackle even the heaviest tasks with weights up to several tons. For applications where many hands would normally be required, the VacuMaster allows workpieces to be handled effortlessly by just a single operator while protecting the employee’s health.


Handling of large and flat, mostly airtight loads and workpieces
Loading and unloading of CNC laser cutting machines with metal sheets
Loading and unloading of CNC machining centers with wooden boards or plastic sheets
Handling and positioning of glass panes and windows during production, framing and assembly
Efficient and damage-free handling of large loads
Ergonomic and healthy working conditions
Excellent work safety and process reliability thanks to vacuum reservoir and audible warning device
Long service life thanks to the robust material mix of steel, aluminum and high-strength plastic

The vacuum lifting device VacuMaster has a modular design. Various basic modules, operator handles, load beams and suction plates allow you to customize the configuration. The necessary suction force is generated by the vacuum generator and transferred to the workpiece via the suction plates. For safety purposes, the aluminum load beam also serves as a vacuum reservoir. A chain hoist is required for lifting or lowering motion, which Schmalz offers along with a compatible crane system.

The right solution for any task: With their modular system, the VacuMaster Basic and VacuMaster Comfort cover standard applications weighing up to 750 kg. Schmalz also offers additional lifting devices which are specially designed for the specific requirements of certain industries.


(1) Chain hoist and crane

(2) Basic module with vacuum generator

(3) Operator handle

(4) Load beam and Connection Elements

(5) Suction plate


Type Max. lift capacity
  100 kg 125 kg 250 kg 500 kg 1,000 kg 1,500 kg 2,000 kg *
VacuMaster Horizontal X X X X X X X X
VacuMaster 90° Swiveling X X X X X      
VacuMaster 180° Turning X X X          

* Additional lift capacities up to more tons on reqest