The Vacuum Tube Lifter JumboErgo Enables to Unload a CNC Production Line without Damaging the Materials

Type of handling Manual handling
Industry Metal / Sheet metal
Workpiece Metal sheets
Product Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems, Tube lifter, JumboErgo

Sheet-metal wall panels are manufactured in a CNC production line. Two employees unload the line. Apart from simply unloading and picking the system, making the work easier, order picking, and keeping the delicate sheet metal parts from being damaged were of primary importance.

The vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo 4 was designed for the horizontal handling of workpieces weighing up to 45 kg. The efficient unloading of machines by one person alone reduces machine downtimes and increases productivity. Furthermore, because the holding and lifting operations are achieved solely using vacuum force, this ensures gentle handling without damaging or scratching the material. The tube lifter is equipped with a double suction cup. Both suction cups can be freely positioned along the longitudinal beam to fit the workpiece format. For this application, the vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo is combined with an SK column-mounted slewing crane (made of aluminum) for handling loads weighing up to 110 kg. The crane system, which is very easy to move and allows for an especially ergonomic use of the vacuum tube lifter, rounds off this Schmalz solution nicely.

Tube Lifter Jumbo