Whether you need cranes for heavy loads of up to 700 kg or vacuum tube lifters for workpieces of medium load, J. Schmalz GmbH, based in Glatten, Germany, provides the optimal vacuum handling system for almost every requirement. What's more, Schmalz cranes with vacuum tube lifters and vacuum lifting devices, such as the new vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex, can be flexibly combined to suit your range of requirements. With our total solutions, our customers also benefit from competent support from a single source. The cranes consist of extremely stable, torsionally rigid aluminium extruded sections. The crane solutions are divided into crane systems, column-mounted and wall-mounted slewing cranes. The version to be deployed depends on the work area, required swivel angle and the given spatial conditions. A crane system, for example, offers a maximum work area of up to approx. 8 x 30 m and can bear loads of up to 700 kg. A crane rail length of 3 metres allows a travel path of almost up to 3 metres. Low height is a further advantage, as this allows the cranes to be deployed in areas with height restrictions. The easy-to-move trolleys facilitate ergonomic and accurate transport and positioning of workpieces. Aluminium column-mounted slewing cranes also offer large work areas. They can swivel up to 270 degrees, and are either anchored firmly in the floor or mounted on a moveable base plate. This has the advantage that they can be deployed almost anywhere with the use of a fork lift or lift truck. If there is a stable wall or shop pillar, wall-mounted slewing cranes are the perfect solution. This cost-effective alternative offers a swivel range of 180 degrees. Aluminium slewing cranes are suited for loads up to 650 kg, depending on the jib length, which can be up to 6 metres. In addition to chain hoists, cable systems and cable balancers, Schmalz vacuum handling systems are particularly useful additions to enhance your crane system. The new vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex, for example, is ideal for frequently and ergonomic handling of loads of up to 20 kg or 35 kg.Its compact dimensions facilitate target-safe and protective workpiece handling – even at sites where this had not been possible before because of limited area height. The vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex can be flexibly fitted for individual handling tasks and is perfect for diverse applications. Enhancements include single suction pads, sack and double suction pads, for example. Special suction pads can also be provided. This allows safe and ergonomic handling of products and goods, such as boxes, sacks, barrels, cans, furniture bodies, rolls of film and foil, etc.