Vacuum lifting device VacuMaster VHB for loading a saw

Type of handling Manual handling
Industry Wood
Workpiece Wooden boards
Product Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems, Lifting device, VacuMaster VHB

During processing, a saw must be loaded with wooden boards. The immense size and weight of the large, heavy boards made it impossible for an employee to load the saw unassisted. In order to make the process more efficient and reduce strain on the employees, the company decided to purchase a vacuum lifting device from Schmalz.

The VacuMaster VHB is specially designed for handling wooden boards and can transport loads weighing up to 500 kg with ease. The ergonomic shape of the operator handle reduces the physical strain on the employee and makes it possible for employees to load the saw easily and without discomfort. The two suction plates with dimensions of 550 x 100 mm (length x width) allow an employee to handle elongated workpieces with ease. The flexible sealing foam on the suction plates compensates for any unevenness on the workpiece surface. Because the wooden boards are often moist and covered with sawdust during the production process, there is a risk that dirt or moisture could enter the vacuum system and permanently damage it. Therefore, a special filter is used to catch the dirt particles. A water separator was also installed to prevent moisture from entering the system. To ensure safety during the entire handling process, the system is equipped with a high-powered vacuum generator. An electronic warning device provides additional safety by emitting an acoustic warning signal if the vacuum level is too low.

Lifting Device VacuMaster