Vacuum Lifting Device VacuMaster Basic

Lift capacity up to 750 kg



  • Load-bearing capacities of up to 750 kg
  • Ergonomic operator handle
  • Malfunction-free manual sliding valve with clamp-safe catch lever

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The VacuMaster Basic’s versatile standard equipment makes it indispensable for many applications. In addition, the VacuMaster Comfort offers an operator handle that brings together all of the device’s controls as well as a controlled vacuum generator for reducing energy consumption.

Basic Module

The basic module is the heart of every VacuMaster. It contains the vacuum generator, an audible warning device as well as all the measuring and control devices. Depending on the application, you can choose from three different basic modules whose shape and design are optimally suited to the handling task.

Modular System

(1) Motor protection switch

(2) Vacuum gauge (manometer)

(3) Vacuum on/off - picks up and Releases the load via a highly reliable manual slide valve

(4) Operator handle - Schmalz chain hoist pendant can be attached

(5) Chain hoist up/down Lifts and lowers the load

(6) Emergency-stop function for chain hoist

Modular elements

Manual slide valve

Reliable and safe vacuum control

VacuMaster Basic with manual slide valve for high safety by double actuation and anti-trap protection. Prevents unwanted loosing of the load.


Light, robust and flexible

The combination of aluminum and high-strength plastic allows the cross beams and suction plates to be easily adjusted to quickly adapt to changing formats.

Load beam

Integrated vacuum reservoir

The large vacuum reservoir prevents the load from falling in the case of a power failure and makes gripping faster during repeated lifting processes.

Suction Plates

Versatility for every task

Allows for optimal adaptation to the workpiece and to requirements such as heat resistance, food safety and mark-free gripping. Select from suspension which is rigid, spring-mounted or both flexible and spring-mounted.

Vacuum Generators

Vacuum pump EVE

Electric vacuum generator for smooth and suction-tight workpieces weighing up to 750 kg.

Vacuum ejector SBPL

Basic ejector with highest suction rate and low compressed air consumption.

Technical Data

Thanks to their modular system, the VacuMaster Basic and VacuMaster Comfort can be custom configured for any application. The technical data of the devices are dependent on the selected configuration. You can use the following data on pre-configured lifting devices for standard workpiece formats as a guide for determining the recommended values for your VacuMaster.

Technical Data for VacuMaster Basic on horizontal handling

Technical Data for VacuMaster Basic on 90° Swiveling

Technical Data for VacuMaster Basic on 180° Turning

Crane Systems for Vacuum Lifters

The vacuum lifter from the product range of Schmalz are complemented by the crane systems.

The lightweight aluminum cranes and jib cranes have been adapted to the loads of the vacuum lifter. The modular design allows for easy integration of the vacuum lifter including crane system into your work environment.

Details on cranes systems and jib cranes

Chain Hoists for Lift Capacities up to 2,500 kg

Schmalz offers compatible chain hoists for its vacuum lifting devices. The chain hoists are also adapted to the load-bearing capacities of the lifting devices.

Chain hoists

Vacuum Lifters in Action

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Accessories for Vacuum Lifting Device VacuMaster Basic

Swiveling Operator Handle

Maximize stack heights

Large height differences are no problem with the swiveling operator handle. The working posture remains ergonomic in any position.

Vacuum Gripper Shut-Off

Adapts to changing workpieces

With the vacuum gripper shut-off valve several vacuum grippers can be turned off for handling of cut pieces or pieces with gaps.

Parking Stands

Secure storage of the lifting device

When the lifting device is not in use, the parking stands allow it to be stored securely while protecting the suction plates. This allows the crane to be used for other purposes.


Quick-connect electrical connection

The CEE plug suggests the lifting device to be easily connected to the power supply and then quickly disconnected if necessary (only for VacuMaster Basic).

Suction Plate Covers

Mark-free handling

The suction plate covers prevent the plates from leaving marks on sensitive workpieces such as glass sheets or solar panels.

Water Separator

Protection against water

The water separator prevents water from entering the vacuum generator during moist processes such as waterjet cutting.

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