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Vacuum Sheet Lifter - Schmalz Vacumaster Basic

Supplier: Millsom Materials Handling

Featuring a new, lighter weight design, the Schmalz VacuMaster vacuum sheet lifter is more ergonomically friendly than ever. It provides a dependable failsafe solution for lifting large sheets of fragile materials.


Millsom Materials Handling in partnership with Schmalz GmbH, have released a new generation of VacuMaster lifting devices that combine performance, operating safety and ease of use in a compact design. 

The "Vacumaster- Basic" allows for the horizontal handling and transferring of your products, with a wide range of loads from 75kg through to 750 kg. 

* Other variations of the "Vacumaster- Basic" allow for the turning of your products by 90° or 180°.

Benefits of the new Vacumaster - Basic

The benefits of the new model can be seen in its increased versatility, agility and decreased weight of the lifting mechanism, ensuring even safer operation and even less stress and strain on the operator, thus reducing fatigue and increasing productivity. The changes to the new VacuMaster Basic include

  • New Ergonomic operating handle 
  • New main beam incorporating the vacuum reservoir and vacuum distributor manufactured from an aluminium extrusion making it lighter and stronger. 
  • New design of the mounting brackets for easier adjustment of the suction pads and cross beam manufactured from an engineered plastic making it lighter and stronger.
  • New sliding vacuum activation valve designed for increased safety and easier operation.

Other Benefits of the Vacumaster include:
The Schmalz range of VacuMaster sheet lifters provides faster lifting and moving of products than other conventional materials handling systems. They are able to Grip products safely without damaging them.
They are fitted with fail-safe systems that prevent the load from dropping in the event of a power failure or loss of air supply. The standard range of Schmalz VacuMaster sheet lifters include

  • Lifting capacities up to 2000kg 
  • Modular design for more versatility 
  • Choice of either: 415V, 240V, pneumatic or self-powered vacuum generation. 
  • Audible Low vacuum alarm, safety gauges, vacuum reservoir, non return valves for increased safety. 
  • Designed and manufactured in accordance with AS4991-2004 – Lifting devices

Applications of "Vacumaster- Basic" Vacuum Sheet Lifters:

Used in a wide variety of applications including lifting and the loading of product onto CNC machines, metal-cutting machines, metal process/forming machines and power saws. VacuMaster Sheet lifters can be used with a variety of different products including sheet metal or metal plate, aluminium and stainless steel sheets, natural or processed stone, sheets of glass and laminated boards of MDF or chip board, doors, window frames, etc.

  • For loads with airtight surfaces, there are virtually no limits to the possible applications