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Sheet lifters provide easy lifting and rotating of load

Supplier: Millsom Materials Handling
27 August, 2012

The VacuMaster 180° vacuum lifters allow a horizontal load to be lifted and rotated 180° allowing increased flexibility and safety when transferring loads.

Millsom Materials Handling introduced the vacuum handling range by Schmalz GmbH.

The lifter has 125kg capacity with 180°turning for loading CNC machines with sheets of wood.

The VacuMaster 180° vacuum lifter is an upgrade of Schmalz’s VacuMaster 90° model. The key difference, according to Millsom, is the VacuMaster 180° allows the product to be lifted and rotated 180°.

In many everyday productions or handling applications, the product may not only need lifting in a horizontal position but also rotated through to 180° This can become extremely useful when painting or machining a particular side of the product.

The 180° functuality comes in handy for quality control inspections as it reduces the actual time required to inspect the product through rapid rotation..

The new 180° range is now driven by an electric linear drive providing shudder-free rotation and is available with three load capacities from 75kg to 250kg.

The lifter is available in two models: the "Basic" and "Comfort" with each providing a different level of operator control features.

Other features include:

  • Lower overall height due to compact design
  • Shorter cycle times due to high turning speed
  • Turning drive retains its position even if the power fails

The Vacumaster 180° is handy for a variety of operational applications including: painting, machining, and quality control inspections and can be used to lift sheet metal and glass, metal plate and laminated sheets of MDF or particle wood boards.

The VacuMaster range of sheet lifters allows more control and greater functionality further increasing work place safety and reducing operator stress and fatigue, according to Millsom Materials Handling .

All Millsom vacuum lifters are designed and manufactured in accordance with AS4991-2004 Lifting Devices.