Vacuum lifters and crane systems for the Automotive Industry

Moving workpieces quickly and efficiently

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Various manual processes in the automotive Industry are involved in manufacturing workflows: For example, components such as roofs are unloaded from presses and loaded to the carriers; in in-house logistics, small load carriers such as boxes or crates are moved, and components such as windows, batteries or brake disks are supplied to the line. The high cycle rate and the weight or shape of the workpieces involved in these tasks can strain the health of employees.

Manually controlled vacuum lifters relieve operators of the weight of workpieces, allowing them to work ergonomically and without physical strain. The simple operation of vacuum lifters allows coils, metal sheets, boxes and crates to be quickly gripped and moved. Depending on the type, the vacuum lifters allow the workpieces to be swiveled horizontally by 90° or rotated 180°.


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Vacuum Lifters for the Automotive Industry

Vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex

  • JumboFlex for ergonomic one-hand operation for fast movement sequences
  • The lifting unit, operator handle, suction cups and vacuum generator can be configured
  • One-finger / two-finger control for right-handed and left-handed users
  • For workpieces up to 50 kg

Vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo

  • Tube lifter JumboErgo for dynamic handling of flat workpieces
  • The lifting unit, operator handle, suction cups and vacuum generator can be configured
  • Swivel workpieces by 90° (optional with JumboErgo PSE)
  • Workpieces up to 300 kg

VacuMaster Coil

  • VacuMaster Coil for continuous swiveling by up to 90°
  • Maximum slit-coil thickness of 3.0 mm (aluminum) or 1.5 mm (steel)
  • Lift capacity up to 1,000 kg

Tube Lifter JumboFlex Battery

  • Handling of starter batteries of various sizes and geometries, up to 27 kg
  • No space required between batteries thanks to vacuum gripping from above

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Tube Lifter JumboFlex Air for handling rims

Tube Lifter JumboFlex Air with Mandrel Gripper for Rims

  • Handling of aluminium or steel rims in different sizes
  • Safe handling of aluminium rims
  • Prevention of damage thanks to elastic mounting on the inner diameter of the wheel hub

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Tube Lifter LowStack for Raw Rubber Bales

Tube Lifter LowStack for Raw Rubber Bales

  • Loading of conveyor belts with rubber bales
  • Ergonomic lifting of rubber bales and loading of conveyor belts in upper layers
  • Particularly back-friendly handling of rubber bales in far lower layers

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Crane Systems for the Automotive Industry

Aluminum Bridge Cranes

  • Installation on ceiling or portal construction
  • Lift capacity up to 1,200 kg

Wall-Mounted Jib Cranes

  • Mounted using a wall bracket or clasp bracket
  • Lift capacity up to 1,000 kg

Chain hoists

  • Sturdy chain hoist with limit switch
  • Lift capacity up to 2,500 kg
  • Standard lifting height of 3,000 mm
  • CSA certified for USA and Canada
Automatic processes in the automotive industry

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Vacuum technology for automated processes in the automotive industry


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Ergonomic Vacuum Lifters in Use

Tube Lifter JumboFlex for the Handling of Windshields

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Tube Lifter JumboFlex for the Handling of Bags

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Lifter JumboErgo for the Handling of Roofs

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Tube Lifter JumboFlex for the Handling of Exhaust Systems

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Vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex handling raw rubber bales

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Vacuum tube lifter for batteries

Vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex Battery for efficient handling of different types of car batteries

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