Schmalz VacuMaster - Sheet Lifter for various materials

VacuMaster Basic/Comfort/Vario/Eco/Window/Glass

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 VacuMaster tackles 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.

For handling large, flat and typically non-porous workpieces, for example: 

  • 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

Your Benefits 

  • 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)

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.

Other versions available:

VacuMaster Vario - Horizontal handling of especially heavy, airtight workpieces weighing up to 2,000 kg.

VacuMaster Eco - Horizontal handling of smooth and airtight workpieces without an external energy source.

VacuMaster Window - Vertical handling of windows, glass sheets and glass components.

VacuMaster Glass - Safe and Ergonomic Handling of Glass Outdoors.


To provide a complete solution Schmalz is also able to offer their own lightweight aluminium jib and gantry cranes.

Automation Equipment (N.Z.) Ltd is the official sole agent and distributor for Schmalz in New Zealand.

View the Schmalz website here - OR contact Automation Equipment on 0800 847 200 or e-mail to arrange a meeting.




Keywords: Schmalz, Vacuum, Lifter, Vacuum Lifter, Sheet Lifter, Metal Lifter, Glass Lifter 

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