Vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo for mark-free handling of panoramic roofs

Type of handling Manual handling
Industry Glass, Automotive
Workpiece Car body parts
Product Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems, Tube lifter, JumboErgo

An automotive supplier delivers panorama roofs weighing up to 30 kg to the OEMs. After being painted, these roofs are taken on a shelf truck to quality control. The panoramic roofs are inspected for quality defects, such as paint damage, on a holding device. In the past, this device was loaded and unloaded manually without the use of any lifting aids. The employees developed back problems as a result of constantly moving the roofs back and forth. To reduce the strain on staff and make the process more ergonomic, the company decided to invest in a vacuum lifter from Schmalz.

The vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo, with a maximum load of 35 kg, meets the requirement for this work step. The workpiece is lifted and deposited using solely the power of the vacuum. A powerful vacuum generator provides the necessary holding force. The operator is able to finely adjust the vacuum in the lift tube by means of a twist grip, which allows for optimum precision when moving the panoramic roofs. A venting unit integrated in the operating element allows easy removal of the air-tight workpiece. In order to prevent marks on the workpiece, the suction cups on the double gripper are fitted with suction cup covers.

The responsive column-mounted jib crane has a maximum load of 45 kg. The 6-meter long aluminum jib can swivel by up to 270 degrees, enabling it to cover a large working area. The column-mounted jib crane in combination with the tube lifter JumboErgo has made the process ergonomic and permanently taken the load off employees.

Tube Lifter Jumbo