Vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex for ergonomic baggage handling at airports

Type of handling Manual handling
Industry Aerospace
Workpiece Baggage
Product Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems, Tube lifter, JumboFlex

With approximately 160.000 flight movements per year (as of 2010), a mass of baggage accumulates. After the check in, the heavy baggage pieces with an average of 18 kg are classified in a particular chute by a sorting system. Therefrom, the baggage pieces are loaded into an apron trolley by an employee and subsequently brought to the airplane. Until now, the reloading of the baggage pieces was done manually by the employees and was associated with heavy physical efforts. To relieve the employees, the decision to buy several vacuum tube lifters from Schmalz was made.

The ideal lifting solution was found with the vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex. As a customer-specific version, the vacuum lifter can lift loads up to 40 kg. Thanks to the ergonomic, single-hand operation right-handed employees as well as left-handed employees can lift baggage pieces flexible and without much effort. The operating element is equipped with the radio control SRC. This enables the operator to switch the pump on and off directly at the operating unit. The radio control is a worthwhile investment in order to reduce energy costs. The standardized 2-in-1 gripper of the tube lifter has a suction gripper to handle suitcases as well as a hook to lift bags. The vacuum tube lifter is mounted to a crane system. The aluminum crane rail guarantees extreme ease of movement and covers the whole working area with a maximum dimension of 8 x 30 m.

Tube Lifter Jumbo