News about Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems

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.

05/18/2017

Fast Processes in Motorhome Construction

Qualified employees, modern machinery, efficient logistics – these are Capron GmbH’s recipe for success. The company manufactures a range of high-quality motorhomes, from two-person designs all the way to family-sized vehicles. To make these motorhomes, Capron uses vacuum technology from J. Schmalz GmbH – which is based in the town of Glatten in Germany’s Black Forest – along its entire added-value chain. Around 30 tube lifters, vacuum grippers and clamping solutions ensure stable, fast and ergonomic processes – from milling the shelves to installing the roof.

03/13/2017

Enhanced work climate thanks to ergonomic radiator handling

The Zehnder Group is a specialist for comfortable and energy-efficient indoor climate solutions. Yet the company's innovative capacity also extends to its work climate: Where employees at the Swiss plant in Gränichen used to stack radiators weighing up to 80 kg onto pallets by hand – a time-consuming and extremely arduous process – they are now enjoying the benefits offered by Schmalz vacuum technology. The vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo lifts the radiators into the desired position, thereby ensuring utmost ergonomic comfort – much to the delight of the employees – while also achieving significant time savings.

02/13/2017

Volkswagen names Schmalz “Top Innovator of the 2016 Volkswagen Logistics Day”

Volkswagen has named J. Schmalz GmbH “Top Innovator of the 2016 Volkswagen Logistics Day.” The automotive company honored the vacuum specialist's forward-looking projects in manual handling. Out of about 180 participants, Schmalz was appointed to a shortlist of the 20 best innovators by logistics experts from VW and the Institute for Production Management (IPM).

10/06/2016

Intelligently Refined: New Vacuum Lifting Device from Schmalz Handles Windows of up to 500 Kilograms

J. Schmalz GmbH has expanded its range of vacuum lifting devices for windows, glass sheets and other glass components by adding a new version with a lift capacity of up to 500 kg. The VacuMaster Window 500 Comfort+ lets you handle workpieces safely and ergonomically. An integrated system for recording operating data allows you to perform predictive maintenance and reduce maintenance costs.

07/22/2016

Door lifting made easy

The Brunegg AG door factory from Switzerland manufactures between 500 and 600 doors every day. Because of this the company is the market leader in the country. The growing range includes increasingly larger and heavier doors - this places high demands on the handling technology during production. Due to this, the manufacturer is pursuing the powerful lifting aids of the vacuum specialist Schmalz. With the Jumbo Ergo 300 tube lifter, employees can move up to 250kg doors effortlessly, safely and without risking injury to their backs.

06/30/2016

Schmalz Vacuum Solution Improves Material Flow in ABB Schaffhausen

Vacuum specialist Schmalz’ lifting technology delivers exceptional performance for ABB in Swiss city Schaffhausen. ABB uses the JumboFlex vacuum tube lifter in its logistics center. The handling of small load carriers has improved significantly since.

06/06/2015

Vacuum tube lifter from Schmalz: Ergonomics and efficiency go hand in hand

Gebr. Kemper GmbH + Co. KG install lifting technology from J. Schmalz GmbH in their new assembly and logistics hall. Vacuum tube lifters of the type JumboSprint 85, in combination with aluminum traveling cranes, optimize the handling of cardboard boxes and crates. This significantly increases process reliability and improves ergonomics at the workplace.

04/25/2016

Vacuum tube lifter from Schmalz: A strong start for starter batteries

The production and assembly processes of the automotive industry run at a high tempo and involve the rapid lifting of small loads. This work also often involves a lot of manual effort – with negative consequences for the health of employees, for productivity and for materials. Schmalz offers a variety of vacuum handling systems for ergonomically transporting a range of different goods with care. For instance, the tube lifter JumboFlex Battery has proven itself an impressive solution for akkuteam Energietechnik GmbH. It takes the load off employees by handling starter batteries weighing from 20 to 27 kg.

03/16/2016

Schmalz Vacuum Tube Lifter for the Ergonomic Handling of Starter Batteries

With its vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex Battery, Schmalz is providing a complete solution for the ergonomic and safe handling of starter batteries. Batteries commissioned edge to edge on the pallet have to date made removal difficult. Particularly for models without handles, the batteries weighing up to almost 30 kilograms have to be manually removed and transferred with great physical exertion because it is not possible to grip them mechanically.