News about Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems

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.

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.