Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems for the Glass Industry

The Highest Level of Security and Precision


Schmalz Inc.
5850 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh NC 27616
United States of America

T:. +1 919 713-0880
F: +1 919 713-0883
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Glass is a universal material whose physical and chemical properties allow it to be used in a wide variety of different applications. Especially in architecture and automobiles, the proportion of glass is increasing more and more.

Fragile windows and glass sheets require an especially gentle handling process. Vacuum handling allows a single person to easily move even heavy glass components without the risk of breakage.

A variety of manual handling steps are involved in the manufacturing process and final installation of building glass. Fast, ergonomic handling plays a key role in these processes. Schmalz’ manual lifting device VacuMaster Window offers the optimum solution for every process, from the loading of cutting tables to the installation of windows – quickly, ergonomically and safely.

VacuMaster Window 200/300

  • Vertical handling of windows, glass sheets and glass components up to max. 300 kg
  • For windows with sash parts or frames protruding up to 45 mm

VacuMaster Window Comfort 500

  • Simultaneous rotation and swivelling of windows, glass sheets and glass components up to max. 500 kg
  • Handling of workpieces with a depth offset up to 50 mm (with reduced load)

Outdoor handling: VacuMaster Glass

  • Attached to the site crane, it permits effortless lifting of loads either in a horizontal or vertical Position
  • Manual swiveling up to 90°

Vacuum Lifters for Handling Float Glass and Building Glass

VacuMaster Window 200/300

  • VacuMaster Window for vertical handling of windows, glass sheets and glass components
  • Workpieces can be rotated to the side by 90°, with optional electric drive
  • Lift capacity up to 300 kg

VacuMaster Window 500 Comfort

  • VacuMaster Window for handling of windows, glass sheets and glass components
  • Various handling variants that enable 360° rotating of workpieces and optional 90° swiveling
  • Lift capacity up to 500 kg

VacuMaster Glass

  • VacuMaster Glass for vertical and horizontal handling of windows and glass sheets in outdoor environments
  • Manual 90° swiveling & manual 360° rotation
  • Lift capacity up to 1000 kg

Crane Systems for Handling Float Glass and Building Glass

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

For automated processes, Schmalz offers vacuum components and gripping systems ready for connection

Vacuum technology for automated processes in the glass industry

Vacuum clamping technology for reliable and distortion-free machining in CNC machines

Clamping equipment for glass processing