Vacuum Tube Lifter JumboFlex

One-hand operation for workpieces weighing up to 50 kg



  • Workpieces up to 50 kg with high cycle frequencies
  • One-hand operation for rapid movement processes
  • One-finger / two-finger control for right-handed and left-handed users

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The vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex allows you to move lighter goods up to 50 kg ergonomically and with high cycle rates. The control handle fits comfortably in the hand and allows the operator to work for a long period of time without fatigue. With simple one-finger control, lifting, lowering and releasing the load is extremely intuitive. The JumboFlex’ wide range of features allows it to tackle virtually any task. It comes standard with a quick-change system for replacing the vacuum grippers. Workpieces which are gripped from the vertical side automatically swing back into the horizontal position where they can be continuously rotated.

Modular System

(1) Lifting unit with protective tube

(2) Suspension height can be adjusted without a load attached

(3) Filter, changeable without tools

(4) One-finger control for lifting, lowering and releasing the load

(5) Ergonomic control handle with non-slip elements

(6) Continuous rotation, can be locked in 90° increments

(7) Quick-change adapter for fast, tool-free gripper change

(8) Vacuum grippers, adapted to the workpiece

(9) 90° slewing mechanism (manual) for picking up loads from the side

(10) Radio remote control SRC for vacuum generator (optional)

The operating unit of the JumboFlex 50 for maximum loads of up to 50 kg is different than the operating unit of the JumboFlex for maximum loads of up to 20 and 35 kg.

Operator handle JumboFlex 50

Vacuum Grippers

Versatility is key: Schmalz offers the correct vacuum grippers for virtually any application. With the quick-change adapter the gripper can be changed quickly and easily.

Round vacuum gripper

For compact goods such as cardboard boxes, barrels, buckets, jugs and cabinets.

Round vacuum gripper with skirt

For optimal sealing on plastic bags and shrink-wrapped packages.

Double vacuum gripper

For stapled, glued, strapped or open cardboard boxes as well as small wooden boards.

Quadruple vacuum gripper

For large cardboard boxes, wooden boards and other flat workpieces.

Multiple vacuum gripper

Universal gripping of various cardboard box sizes and qualities with a Minimum occupancy rate of 75%.

2-in-1 gripper

Combination of a vacuum gripper and a suspension hook for baggage pieces such as suitcases or bags.

Suspension hook

For mechanical suspension of buckets, jugs and other workpieces with a point from which to hang.

Box gripper

For transport and storage boxes from all commercial manufacturers (VDA 4500 standard).

JumboFlex Battery

Gripper and tube lifter as a complete unit for handling starter batteries in the automotive industry. The complete system can be used to handle different cover shapes, sizes and loads up to 27 kg.

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JumboFlex Weight-Control

With the integrated weighing device, loads can be lifted and weighed in a single movement.

JumboFlex Safety+

Two-hand release for extra safety. Adjustable, reduced lowering speed, e.g. for sensitive components or for disabled users.

JumboFlex Easy-Release

Reduced residual vacuum for easy release. The load is released using an additional release lever and only when fully lowered, e.g. with quadruple grippers or grippers with bellows suction cups.

JumboFlex Quick-Release

Allows loads to be deliberately ejected during lifting by means of an additional ejection lever. For use in baggage handling at airports or similar applications.

Schmalz JumboFlex Air

JumboFlex Air

The compressed air connection on the gripper connection allows individually designed grippers to be controlled pneumatically via the actuating lever.


The vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex can be configured specifically based on the requirements of each individual application due to its modular design.

The technical data varies depending on the configuration and on the vacuum gripper chosen.

The following technical data are standard values.


Type Max. lift capacity [kg] Workpiece format* min.
Workpiece format* max.
Max. lifting speed [m/min] Max. lifting stroke Z
Height H** with vacuum pump [mm] Height H** with vacuum ejector
Lift tube Ø D
Flex 20 20 200x200 2,000x1,000 60 1,500 2,500 2,680 80
  20 200x200 2,000x1,000 60 1,800 2,800 2,980 80
Flex 35 35 200x200 2,000x1,000 60 1,500 2,500 2,680 100
  35 200x200 2,000x1,000 60 1,800 2,800 2,980 100
Flex 50 50 200x200 2,000x1,000 60 1,500 2,500 - 120
  50 200x200 2,000x1,000 60 1,800 2,800 - 120

*Depends on the vacuum gripper chosen
**Vacuum grippers not included (total height = H + height of the vacuum gripper

Pump EVE

Electric vacuum generator with short evacuation times and low power consumption.

Ejector SBPL

Basic ejector with maximum suction rate and low compressed air consumption (up to JumboFlex 35).

Accessories for Vacuum Tube Lifters JumboFlex

Radio remote control SRC

Save up to 40% in energy with the push of a button

With the radio remote control SRC, you can directly switch off the vacuum generator on the operator handle when not in use and then back on again. The radio remote control is activated by a simple button push and needs no energy source due to an integrated induction generator.

Silencer box SBB

Reduce the sound level

The silencer box SBB reduces the sound level of the vacuum generator to 65 dB(A) and protects it from outside dirt.

Dust filter STF

Protection against dirt

The dust filter STF keeps dirt particles away from the vacuum generator and is always recommended to protect the generator. It can be cleaned quickly and easily.

Motor-protection switch MSS

Protection against thermal overload

With the motor-protection switch MSS the vacuum generator can be switched on/off and protected against overcurrent. It can be integrated into the Schmalz crane column without the need for complicated wiring and can be optionally locked.

Storage rack AB-JU

Secure storage

The storage rack AB-JU can be used to store the JumboFlex when not in use in order to protect the lift tube and vacuum grippers.

Protective tube SCHU-SCHL

Protection against wear

The protective tube prevents mechanical damage to the lift tube and is easy to clean. The protective tube is included as standard with the JumboFlex.

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