JumboFlex Vacuum Tube Lifter

vacuum-tube-liftersHandling of cartons has never been easier with the Jumbo Flex 35 and Jumbo Flex 50. Single handed operation makes it simple to lift and move cardboard boxes weighing up to 50kg.



The Jumbo Flex can lift and move many sack types, once again using a single hand allowing the other hand to guide the sack to its new position.


Flexible and efficient workpiece handling.

JumboFlex is ideal for the frequent and very rapid movement of lighter workpieces with weights of up to 50 kg.

Depending on the nature of the workpiece to be transported, the vacuum tube lifters can be fitted with various suction pads, such as individual, sack, double or special suction pads. This allows for optimal, safe and precise transportation of each workpiece.

Used in combination with a Schmalz easy-to-move slewing crane or gantry crane system, this delivers a perfect handling solution with ergonomic and simple single-handed operation.

You can now have lifting equipment that improves manual handling lifting techniques and at the same time can reduce manual handling injuries.

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I am looking for lifting equipment but how do I know which vacuum lifter is best for my manual handling problem?

A few of the more common manual handling issues are listed below complete with a matching vacuum lifter solution.

Vacuum Lifter Guide and Products to be Handled

Model Lifting drums Lifting sacks Lifting cartons or boxes Lifting porous boards (MDF,OBA, etc) Lifting laminated or non porous boards Lifting sheet steel, glass, stone, slabs etc.
Jumbo Flex Up to 50kg Up to 50kg Up to 50kg Up to 40kg - -
Jumbo Ergo Up to 50kg Up to 65kg Up to 100kg Up to 300kg Up to 300kg -
Jumbo Sprint Up to 50kg Up to 65kg - - - -
VacuMaster Light - - - - Up to 100kg Up to 100kg
VacuMaster Horizontal - - - - Up to 750kg Up to 750kg
VacuMaster Vario - - - - Up to 2,000kg Up to 2,000kg
VacuMaster 90° Turning - - - - Up to 250kg Up to 250kg
VacuMaster 180° Turning - - - - Up to 500kg Up to 500kg
VacuMaster ECO - - - - Up to 1,000kg Up to 1,000kg
VacuMaster Glass - - - - - Up to 600kg

What is manual handling?
Manual handling involves the use of the human body to lift, lower, fill, empty, or carry loads. Most manufacturing or distribution systems require some manual handling tasks.

How can I reduce the chance of manual handling injuries from occurring?
Manual handling is a common cause of injury in the workplace. Consideration to lifting technique and posture can help, but research indicates that changing workplace design is the most effective way of preventing injuries. The introduction of lifting equipment is a great way to improve manual handling techniques and in turn reduce manual handling injuries.


I need to quickly move cartons weighing up to 25kg from a conveyor onto a pallet; I currently have multiple people doing this and am concerned about potential manual handling injuries.

The Schmalz vacuum lifter JumboFlex 35 in conjunction with easy to move jib crane or low friction gantry crane will allow a single operator to load your cartons, quickly, safely and easily.

We have 30kg sacks that we carry from a pallet to our machines, our operators struggle and have to be moved to other work during the day as the work is heavy and hard.

This manual handling problem can be easily over come with a JumboFlex 50 or Jumbo Sprint 45, both options provide simple lifting solutions to a common problem.

To discuss your specific lifting equipment needs or for more information, please contact the lifting equipment and hoisting equipment specialists at Millsom Materials Handling

FREE CALL Australia-wide 1800 99 22 11.

Features Include:

  • Lightweight, compact design
  • Ergonomic, single-handed operation
  • Safely handles workpieces without damaging them
  • Quick, efficient handling
  • Easily adjustable “no load” hover position
  • Tool-free filter cleaning or replacement
  • Lifting head swivels 360° continuously
  • Lifting heads can be quickly changed
  • Available with an electric, or pneumatic, vacuum generator


Vacuum Heads

A range of vacuum heads are available to enable the customisation of the complete system to best suit the application. The JumboFlex control unit has an integrated quick-change mechanism that enables fast and simple head changes.


Double Head DG Round Head RG Sack Head SG
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For clamped, glued, strapped or open cardboard boxes, furniture bodies etc. For glued cardboard boxes, barrels, buckets, cans, furniture parts, rolls of film and foil etc. For plastic sacks, welded packages etc.


Multi Head MFG Suspension Hook EH Mechanical Sack Gripper SZ
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For unstable or irregular shaped boxes. For difficult to lift products For buckets, cans etc. For mechanically hanging various workpieces For mechanically clamping onto the lip of a sack or bag


Technical Data

Model Capacity [kg] Vacuum Generator Lifting height [mm] lifting speed [m/min]
JumboFlex 20 20 Vacuum pump/ejector 1500/1800 40
JumboFlex 35 35 Vacuum pump/ejector 1500/1800 50