Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems for the Solar Industry

Gentle handling of Solar Modules for short Transport Times


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

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The solar industry offers solutions to convert converts solar energy into heat or electricity. Photovoltaic and solar systems are primarily located on roofs and facades, or in open spaces.

The sensitive workpieces are mainly handled automatically. Manual handling solutions can be implemented from glass handling with the chain-hoist guided lifting devices VacuMaster to modular packaging with the tube lifter Jumbo. In addition to the modules, other central components of PV systems are also handled manually. The Jumbo tube lifters are ideally suited for handling inverters in assembly as well as in the packaging and palletizing process.

The VacuMaster Basic and the vacuum tube lifters Jumbo allow for impression-free, process-reliable and ergonomic handling of sensitive solar modules and collectors with coated and structured glass. Equipped with a pneumatic swivel unit, the modules and collectors are picked up horizontally from the stack and placed vertically. The sensitive workpieces are transported by a single person, who performs all operations on the ergonomic control unit.

Vacuum Lifters for the Solar Industry

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

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

VacuMaster Basic

  • Load-bearing capacities of up to 750 kg
  • Ergonomic operator handle
  • Malfunction-free manual sliding valve with clamp-safe catch lever

Crane Systems for the Solar 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
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