News about Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems


Vacuum tube lifter from Schmalz: Ergonomic movement of heavy wooden boards

The Swiss joinery business Ziehli stands for craftsmanship and precision in the field of furniture construction. From its base in Lobsigen, north west of Berlin, the company creates custom products tailored to customer requirements, which naturally requires a great deal of flexibility. The employees in Ziehli’s production facilities have recently welcomed an able new assistant in the form of the Schmalz JumboErgo 300 vacuum tube lifter. It allows for more ergonomic handling of heavy and unwieldy wooden boards, while also optimizing the production process.


Schmalz Introduces Vacuum Lifters for Ground Conveyors

Electrically operated ground conveyors play a central role in logistics centers and intra-logistics. 2014 was a record year for this market segment. At the same time, the need for lifting aids in warehousing and picking technology is also increasing in order to improve efficiency on the one hand and take the strain off employees on the other – especially against the backdrop of shifting demographics. J. Schmalz GmbH is staying abreast with these developments, offering an integrated solution based on vacuum tube lifters and electrical stackers. The tube lifter is attached directly to the floor conveyor and allows you to move loads with ease.



Lightweight but Robust: The Upward Trend in Aluminum Crane Systems

For some time now, the market for cranes has been dominated by the established manufacturers of steel crane systems for transporting heavy loads ranging up to several tons. Over the last few years, however, the sector for smaller load capacities of under a ton has been experiencing some extremely dynamic development. What this sector requires are manually controlled systems that are responsive and ergonomic. The vacuum and handling technology specialist J. Schmalz GmbH was one of the first manufacturers to launch a fully developed system of lightweight aluminum crane systems back in 2006. The company has experienced continuous growth in the sector.


Demographic Challenges: Vacuum Handling Takes the Load off Employees in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has felt the effect of changing demographics. The average age in manufacturing plants is constantly rising, and ergonomic workspaces are therefore becoming more and more important. Vacuum handling systems from J. Schmalz GmbH improve health and safety protection in the sector. The company offers a wide range of solutions that can be used to move a variety of loads such as front windshields, hoods or starter batteries ergonomically and with health and safety in mind.


Operation declared a success: Vacuum lifting devices from Schmalz streamline processes for medical engineering specialist

MEDIKOMP, based in Rastatt, Germany specializes in the production and assembly of complete medical products, with a focus on metalwork. At its Ötigheim site, it produces state-of-the-art, variable operating theaters. To transport the doors and wall panels ergonomically and efficiently, MEDIKOMP uses several handling solutions produced by vacuum specialist Schmalz. The following practical example shows just how successful this partnership is.


Aluminum Crane Systems: Specialist Interview with Klaus-Dieter Schwabenthan

Klaus-Dieter Schwabenthan, manager of the handling systems division at vacuum specialist J. Schmalz GmbH, speaks about the trend towards lightweight aluminum crane systems and the range of Schmalz cranes.


JumboErgo vacuum tube lifter from Schmalz: Makes light work of heavy wood pieces

When it comes to tricky wood working projects, the joinery business Jos. Berchtold AG is one of the first ports of call. To be able to meet the individual requirements of its customers, the company utilizes sophisticated CNC machining centers from Homag, the efficient loading and unloading of which is ably performed by Jumbo vacuum tube lifters from Schmalz. They offer improved handling of the heavy wood pieces while also optimizing the process chain and safeguarding the health of company employees.


Vacuum Tube Lifter from Schmalz Optimizes Raw Material Handling in Paper Factory

Forklifts drive tons of pallets with heavy sacks into the halls of the Koehler Kehl GmbH paper factory in Kehl, Germany. The raw material must be commissioned and then transported to the paper machines. Previously, this work was done manually, placing the employees under great physical strain. Now, an innovation from J. Schmalz GmbH provides assistance: The vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex 50 ensures faster materials handling while taking the burden off the employees.


Flexibility Through Modularity: New Modular Gripper System for Vacuum Tube Lifter Jumbo

Vacuum specialist Schmalz is introducing a modular system for flexible configuration of individual gripper solutions for the tube lifter series JumboErgo and JumboSprint.


New JumboFlex 50 Completes the Schmalz Tube Lifter Family

Vacuum specialist Schmalz is rounding out its series of tube lifters that feature one-hand operation for frequent, fast movement of light goods. The new JumboFlex 50 offers a maximum load of 50 kilograms. Following on the proven JumboFlex 20 and JumboFlex 35, Schmalz now offers the right handling solution for every small load up to 50 kilograms.