News about Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems


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.


Increased Efficiency: Vacuum Lifters in the Door Manufacturing Industry

The Bichler Türen carpentry workshop uses vacuum tube lifters from Schmalz when handling wooden boards and doors. This allows the ten-man operation to load its machining tools ergonomically and quickly.


Healthy Working Conditions Despite Heavy Loads: Ergonomic handling with Schmalz vacuum lifting devices

As a system provider with many years of experience in the field of vacuum handling technology, Schmalz offers highly sophisticated solutions that can be used to move heavy loads ergonomically. The products improve the health and safety conditions in many industries and applications


Safe Lifting: Ergonomic Handling of Water Dispensers

Kärcher, the world’s leading provider of cleaning systems and cleaning products, uses vacuum tube lifters from Schmalz to handle its water dispensers.



52 Pages of Vacuum Handling

In the new brochure “Vacuum Tube Lifter Jumbo and Vacuum Lifting Device VacuMaster”, Schmalz, the vacuum specialist, presents its comprehensive range of ergonomic handling solutions.


Loading Package for TRUMPF TruLaser 1030

Schmalz has developed a loading solution tailored to the TRUMPF TruLaser 1030, consisting of a vacuum lifting device, chain hoist and column-mounted jib crane.