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Effortless door lifting for wood manufacturing
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
by: Schmalz

Section: Press Releases

Today’s door manufactures can be required to move upward of 500 doors every day. The growing variety of designs include increasingly larger and heavier doors which places high demands on the handling technology used in production. As a result, manufacturers are pursuing the powerful lifting aids from vacuum specialist Schmalz. With the JumboErgo tube lifter, employees can move doors weighing up to 300kg (660 lbs.) effortlessly, safely and without risking injury to their backs.

The JumboErgo tube lifter from Schmalz is a modular system with a suction cup or gripper for almost every application. With variants for elongated workpieces or beams to the four-head suction cup tool for large doors, heavy loads can be lifted easily and placed accurately by a single operator. A quick-change adapter makes changing grippers quick and simple, while a quick-response, non-return valve prevents the load from dropping -- even in the event of a power or air failure. With the mobile operator handle, which features a motorcycle-type grip, users can easily pick up doors from a high or low position.

Where four people were previously needed to move a single door, a single person can now operate the entire work station.


To learn more about JumboErgo ergonomic lifters and other Schmalz woodworking industry products, be sure to visit the Schmalz “booth” at the IWF Connect virtual tradeshow, taking place October 26-30, 2020. Register to attend for free!

About the Company:

Schmalz is the global market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions. Schmalz products are used worldwide in applications in the logistics, glass, metal, automotive, packaging, and wood industry sects.

The wide range of products in the Vacuum Automation unit includes individual components such as suction cups and vacuum generators, as well as complete gripping systems and clamping solutions for holding workpieces. Our Handling Systems unit offers innovative handling solutions with vacuum lifters and crane systems for industrial applications.

With comprehensive consulting, a focus on innovation and first-class quality, Schmalz offers its customers long-lasting benefits. Schmalz’s intelligent solutions make production and logistics processes more flexible and efficient, while also preparing them for the increasing trend toward digitalization.

With its own locations and its sales partners, Schmalz is represented in more than 80 countries and in all important markets. The family owned company has over 1,100 employees at its headquarters in Glatten (in the Black Forest region of Germany) and its 17 international subsidiaries.

Schmalz’ US headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., has been in operation since 1993 and employs about 100 people.

Contact for Inquiries:

Schmalz Marketing Communications
5850 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
T: 919-865-0566

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