Schmalz Vacuum Tube Lifter for the Ergonomic Handling of Starter Batteries

With its JumboFlex Battery vacuum tube lifter, J. Schmalz GmbH is providing a complete solution for the ergonomic and safe handling of starter batteries.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Batteries commissioned edge to edge on the pallet have to date made removal difficult. Particularly for models without handles, the batteries weighing up to almost 30 kilograms have to be manually removed and transferred with great physical exertion because it is not possible to grip them mechanically. 
The new JumboFlex Battery vacuum handling system from Schmalz solves several challenges at once: It grips, lifts and transports starter batteries of different shapes, sizes and weights – and all of this without any physical exertion for the user. The system comprises a lifting unit, operator handle and gripper. The gripper is the special feature of this system and is equipped with a special sealing gasket and suction resistances. It can therefore pick up batteries from above – regardless of whether they have different cover geometries and whether or not they have handles. There is no need for tool conversion between different battery sizes and geometries. The ergonomic operator handle is designed to be operated with one hand and is intuitive to use. The lifting unit comprises a flexible hose, which provides the required suction flow to securely hold the batteries. The system is completed with a responsive aluminum crane as a jib crane or as an overhead crane system.
Schmalz provides the entire handling solution from a single source. The solution ensures the reliable commissioning of starter batteries for system suppliers and distributors, as well as supply in exactly the correct sequence for automotive manufacturers.
About Schmalz
Schmalz is a global leader in the field of industrial automation as it pertains to vacuum automation, robotic palletizing vacuum grippers, material handling vacuum lift assist devices and CNC machine vacuum clamping.  The company is known for its innovative quality products, which give its customers decisive productivity improvements in their manufacturing processes, as well as its commitment to the environment and its employees.  The forward looking 105 year young privately held manufacturer has continually reinvented itself with each generation and has to its credit over 450 patents to date.
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