News about Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems

10/15/2019

From Nimble to Strong – Vacuum Lifters for the Plastics Industry

The handling processes that take place in the plastics processing industry can be just as diverse as the plastics themselves. Bags of granulate, barrels of powder and unwieldy sheets must all be moved efficiently. Yet Schmalz has a solution for all processes. When choosing the right vacuum lifter, ergonomics as well as protection of the products to be handled play an important role.

10/04/2019

Ergonomic Handling in dm's Textile Distribution Centre

Children’s clothing has formed part of dm-drogerie markt’s range of products since 1986. Among other things, the textile distribution center in Karlsruhe makes sure deliveries arrive on time at each of the dm stores. The constantly growing throughput made it necessary to redesign the hall, including the loading area. The vacuum specialist Schmalz developed an ergonomic, efficient overall concept that meets dm’s increased requirements.

09/24/2019

Cable Carrier V-Chain Makes Space

Schmalz is expanding the product range for its flat jib, saving space at the same time: The new V-Chain packs the hose assembly for the vacuum supply into a cable track, making loose-hanging loops a thing of the past and allowing even forklift trucks to pass safely under the flat jib.

09/02/2019

Vacuum Assistance

From maple to elm – Swiss timber expert vonrickenbach.swiss processes more than 1000 cubic meters of hardwood per year to create solid wood parts and high-quality furniture. For several months, the tube lifter JumboErgo 120 with pneumatic swiveling unit (PSE) from Schmalz has been optimizing the loading process of the 5-axis CNC machining center. The result: No more sick days due to back problems and a smoother work process.

04/08/2019

Piling the Coffee High

Eugster/Frismag AG develops and produces coffee machines for well known brand names. The Swiss company was searching for an ergonomic lifting aid for its employees, who had previously had to load the coffee machines onto pallets without any technical support at the end of production. The company finally found Schmalz and a special version of its tube lifter.

04/01/2019

More than Just Smart: Handling in the digital factory

Digitalization is on the rise in factories, and manual handling is no exception. Increasingly customized products go hand in hand with increasingly complex processes – and, in turn, the way we handle goods also needs to adapt. Intelligent handling devices play an important role in making this growing complexity manageable. They change the way the device and operator interact with one another: handling devices make the actual handling process much easier for the user, and also take on a range of additional tasks. J. Schmalz GmbH offers the right devices for all possible scenarios – for example, the collaborative rope balancer SRBC, a new class of lifting devices for the digital factory.

02/18/2019

Vacuum Lifter Jumbo Low-Stack: Reach into Boxes while Staying on Your Feet

The great strength of the new Jumbo Low-Stack from J. Schmalz GmbH lies in ergonomically picking up cardboard boxes, metal goods or sacks from pallets that are close to ground level. The handling solution, which is also ideal for reaching into transport containers such as grid boxes and crates, is based on the modular system of the vacuum tube lifters JumboErgo and Sprint. It has a load capacity of up to 80 kilograms when working with airtight workpieces.

02/14/2019

WALTER Medien: Ergonomic Vacuum Handling of Calendars

Every year, WALTER Medien GmbH produces several million calendars for customers across the globe. Sorting the cardboard boxes containing the goods and transferring them to pallets by hand was extremely hard work for the company’s employees. Luckily, a solution was found in the form of lifting devices from the vacuum specialist Schmalz: The company installed several tube lifters and column-mounted jib cranes in WALTER’s new facility, thereby helping to create more pleasant and ergonomic working conditions.

10/01/2018

Safe Handling: Vacuum Lifters in Window Manufacturing

The German automotive industry was able to achieve a positive result overall for the year 2017, the diesel discussion and Brexit notwithstanding. Fuyao Europe GmbH benefited from this as well. This supplier with Chinese roots manufactures vehicle windows in Heilbronn and Leingarten, Germany, where it constructed a spacious warehouse and production hall at the end of 2017. For more speed and customization in supplying the big automotive manufacturers, Fuyao also optimized its logistics processes. Schmalz impressed with its overall concept, which contains both tube lifters and cranes.

09/27/2018

Schmalz: New Modular Flat Jib

A combination of a vacuum lifter and a suitable crane system makes it possible to perform manual lifting tasks ergonomically. In order to provide for ease of operations in low-ceilinged rooms, J. Schmalz GmbH has developed a new modular aluminum flat jib. Compared to conventional jib cranes made of steel, moving this jib with its vacuum lifter and a load demands considerably less force to be used by the operator.