Vacuum Lifting Devices VacuMaster

Move Heavy Loads Weighing up to Several Tons Ergonomically and Securely

The vacuum lifting device VacuMaster from Schmalz is the ultimate workhorse. Whether handling metal plates, wooden boards, plastic sheets, barrels, windows or glass sheets – the lifting devices tackle even the heaviest tasks with weights up to several tons. For applications where many hands would normally be required, the VacuMaster allows workpieces to be handled effortlessly by just a single operator while protecting the employee’s health.

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  • For handling large, flat and typically non-porous workpieces
  • Loading and unloading CNC laser cutting machines with metal plates
  • Loading and unloading CNC machining centers with wooden boards or plastic sheets
  • Handling and positioning glass panels and windows during production, framing and installation

Product Highlights

  • Efficient, non-damaging handling of heavy loads
  • To work ergonomically and protect operator health
  • Excellent work safety and process reliability thanks to vacuum reservoir and audible warning device
  • Long service life due to a robust mixture of steel, aluminum and high-strength plastic
  • Low operating costs thanks to controlled vacuum generator with energy saving (Comfort version)

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Design and Function

The vacuum lifting device VacuMaster has a modular design. Various basic modules, operator handles, load beams and suction plates allow you to customize the configuration. The necessary suction force is generated by the vacuum generator and transferred to the workpiece via the suction plates. For safety purposes, the aluminum load beam also serves as a vacuum reservoir. A chain hoist is required for lifting or lowering motion, which Schmalz offers along with a compatible crane system.

(1) Chain hoist and crane

(2) Basic module with vacuum generator

(3) Operator handle

(4) Load beam and Connection Elements

(5) Suction plate

Product Overview

The right solution for any task: With their modular system, the VacuMaster Basic and VacuMaster Comfort cover standard applications weighing up to 750 kg. Schmalz also offers additional lifting devices which are specially designed for the specific requirements of certain industries.

Product overview: Standard horizontal lifting device for up to 2,000 kg; standard 90° swiveling lifting device for up to 1,000 kg; standard 180° turning lifting device for up to 500 kg

Vacuum Lifting Devices from the Modular System

VacuMaster Basic

  • Load-bearing capacities of up to 750 kg
  • Ergonomic operator handle
  • Malfunction-free manual sliding valve with clamp-safe catch lever

VacuMaster Comfort

  • Load-bearing capacities of up to 750 kg
  • Operator handle with integrated control of the lifting device and the chain hoist
  • Controlled vacuum generator for reduced energy consumption

Configured Lifting Devices for Special Load-Bearing Capacities and Industry Requirements

VacuMaster Vario

  • VacuMaster Vario for large and heavy loads up to several tons
  • For sheet metal, metal plates and rotor blades
  • Lift capacity up to 2000 kg - higher capacities upon request

VacuMaster Eco

  • VacuMaster Eco for operation without an external power source
  • For airtight workpieces
  • Lift capacity up to 1,000 kg

VacuMaster Window

  • Load-bearing capacities of up to 300 kg
  • Vertical handling of windows, glass sheets and glass components
  • Workpieces can be rotated 90°

VacuMaster Multi

  • VacuMaster Multi for handling wooden workpieces
  • Two variants for horizontal handling or for swiveling workpieces by 90°
  • Lift capacity up to 400 kg

VacuMaster Coil

  • VacuMaster Coil for continuous swiveling by up to 90°
  • Maximum slit-coil thickness of 3.0 mm (aluminum) or 1.5 mm (steel)
  • Lift capacity up to 1,000 kg

VacuMaster Light

  • Compact and lightweight lifting device VacuMaster Light
  • For small to medium-sized, primarily airtight workpieces
  • Lift capacity up to 100 kg

VacuMaster Glass

  • VacuMaster Glass for vertical and horizontal handling of windows and glass sheets in outdoor environments
  • Manual 90° swiveling & manual 360° rotation
  • Lift capacity up to 1000 kg