News about Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems

10/19/2018

VacuMaster Window 500

Effortless rotation and swiveling of windows, glass sheets and glass components up to max. 500 kg

10/01/2018

Safe Handling: Vacuum Lifters in Disk Manufacturing

The German automotive industry was able to achieve a positive result overall for the year 2017, the diesel discussion and Brexit notwithstanding. Fuyao Europe GmbH benefited from this as well. This supplier with Chinese roots manufactures vehicle disks in Heilbronn and Leingarten, Germany, where it constructed a spacious warehouse and production hall at the end of 2017. For more speed and customization in supplying the big automotive manufacturers, Fuyao also optimized its logistics processes. Schmalz impressed with its overall concept, which contains both tube lifters and cranes.

09/27/2018

Schmalz: New Modular Flat Jib

A combination of a vacuum lifter and a suitable crane system makes it possible to perform manual lifting tasks ergonomically. In order to provide for ease of operations in low-ceilinged rooms, J. Schmalz GmbH has developed a new modular aluminum flat jib. Compared to conventional jib cranes made of steel, moving this jib with its vacuum lifter and a load demands considerably less force to be used by the operator.

09/14/2018

Jumbo Low-Stack: Ergonomic in every position

The Jumbo Low-Stack from Schmalz is the ideal, ergonomic handling solution for picking up workpieces from low positions or for reaching down into transport containers.

04/22/2018

New collaborative handling system combines speed and precision

J. Schmalz GmbH has developed a new lifting system with the collaborative rope balancer, which enables quick handling as well as precise positioning of the workpieces. The rope balancer is ergonomically designed, easy to operate and equipped with intelligent functions for controlling and monitoring the handling process as well as for networking the device.

04/19/2018

Collaborative Rope Balancer: Handling Takes on a new Dimension

Schmalz's collaborative rope balancer combines efficient commisioning with delicate positioning. Motorized support for the operator's movements in all three spatial dimensions. Intelligent safety queries prevent collisions as well as lifting and dropping errors and thereby increase work safety.

03/20/2018

Vacuum Solution Improves Ergonomics for Handling Eggs

Lüchinger + Schmid AG is a Swiss distribution and production company for eggs, egg products, chilled fresh products and frozen products. At the Flawil site, up to 80 million eggs are collected, inspected, sorted, packed, palletized and delivered from various farms in the region each year. Previously, the employees stacked approx. 2,500 shrink wrapped goods per day onto pallets by hand. For some time now, they have had the support of vacuum technology from Schmalz: The JumboFlex 25 vacuum tube lifter lifts the shrink wrapped eggs into the desired position, ergonomically and much to the delight of the employees.

03/09/2018

JumboFlex High-Stack: Optimal use of Space in Storage Areas and by Transport Devices

The latest lifting device from Schmalz is the vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex High-Stack. With the JumboFlex High-Stack, workpieces up to a height of 2.55 meters can be stacked and unstacked without any problems. This makes the tube lifter an indispensable aid in all areas where goods with different heights have to be moved back and forth often.

03/01/2018

Aiming high with the new vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex High-Stack

For overhead handling tasks, J. Schmalz GmbH has developed the JumboFlex High-Stack. Operators use the tube lifter to stack goods with a maximum weight of 50 kilograms ergonomically and up to a height of 2.55 meters.

06/13/2017

A Lifting Aid That You Can Wear

In manual handling tasks, body-assist robotics can significantly reduce the negative impact on human health. Schmalz is seeing increasing demand for products that assist workers in transporting light loads. As part of a research project, the company has developed an exoskeleton that lends an extra set of legs for lifting loads from low heights – literally.