Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems

Vacuum lifters provide an ergonomic working environment. They help prevent health problems caused by lifting and moving heavy loads. Schmalz offers vacuum lifters with perfectly coordinated crane systems made of aluminum components. Also as a stand-alone solution, the modern crane system provides numerous advantages for your benefit. The crane systems are particularly responsive and support the ergonomic work.

Schmalz offers handling technology for manual lifting tasks in numerous industries.

Lifting equipment for different industries
Function and selection of vacuum lifters

Vacuum Lifters in Use
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Tube Lifter Jumbo: Handling Ergonomically Supported

“We take workplace ergonomics seriously.”


  • Ergonomic working environment
  • Safety without compromises
  • Increased productivity

All advantages at a glance

Our tube lifters are designed to provide powerful assistance for manual handling tasks. The tube lifter Jumbo is the ideal assistant for machine loading and for shipping and picking applications. It can ergonomically move loads – for instance cardboard boxes, sacks or wooden boards – of up to 300 kg quickly, precisely and in any orientation.

Vacuum Tube Lifters Jumbo

Lifting Devices VacuMaster: Lighten Your Load

20 tons

can be loaded into sheet metal processing machines in a single shift with VacuMaster.

Whether it’s metal sheets, wooden boards, plastic sheets, barrels, Windows or glass sheets – the VacuMaster tackles even the heaviest goods weighing up to several tons. For applications where many hands would normally be required, the VacuMaster allows for effortless handling by a single operator while protecting the employee’s health.

Lifting Devices VacuMaster

Our vacuum lifters are in conformity with the European Machinery Directive. Before it is shipped, each lifting device receives an individual inspection, a CE mark, a CE Declaration of Conformity or a CE Declaration of Incorporation, and technical documentation.

Aluminum Crane Systems: Smooth-running helpers from above

60 percent

less energy expended when users lift loads with our responsive aluminum crane systems.

The cranes in lightweight construction lift up to 1,200 kg and can also be used as stand-alone systems in combination with our lifting equipment. Whether as a jib crane or crane system - our modular system always enables perfect integration into the working environment.

Crane systems and jib cranes

Our services and expertise create the decisive added value

“We take service seriously – all over the world.”


  • On-site consulting - worldwide
  • Schmalz Test Center
  • Assembly and commissioning
  • On-site training at customer site
  • Testing according to the accident prevention regulations
  • Repair service
  • Warranty

In addition to optimal system solutions, we also offer comprehensive services, from planning and system design to mounting and start of operations. Our system consultants and service technicians are there when you need them, all over the world. We know the details that really matter, and we are familiar with the specific challenges of a wide range of industries.

Services for vacuum lifters and crane systems

Practical Examples of Vacuum Lifters

Vacuum lifters from Schmalz are used in a wide variety of industries to ensure efficient material flows. Our many years of experience and our close relationships with our customers mean we understand your processes, which allows us to produce products to meet the highest standards. Vacuum lifters allow loads to be handled faster and more securely while protecting both the materials and your employees. At your request, Schmalz can provide you with a complete workplace solution consisting of a vacuum lifter and a crane designed to work perfectly with that system.

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Maximum Ergonomics and Productivity with Schmalz Handling Systems

Workplace ergonomics and employee productivity are closely linked. People need assistance in handling loads, especially when these loads are moved manually. Schmalz Handling Systems make this possible. Our intuitive and easy-to-use vacuum lifters help employees to reduce the physical strain caused by the many repeated movements involved in production, assembly and logistics processes.

This contributes to improving employees’ health and allowing them to conserve energy. The faster handling made possible by our solutions also accelerates material flows and leads to increased productivity.