Manual Handling Systems

Manual handling systems from Schmalz increase your productivity through precise, ergonomic and non-marking handling solutions for a wide variety of workpiece shapes and surfaces, including porous and non-porous sheets, boards, panels, barrels, bags and boxes. Distributed and supported across sub-Saharan Africa by Tectra Automation.

Cranes & Crane Systems

Whether as a jib crane or a crane system, crane systems from Tectra Automation enables perfect integration into your vacuum handling environment.


Schmalz Vacuum Tube Lifters Jumbo

Vacuum Tube Lifters Jumbo has a retractable lifting unit mounted on an adjustable crane boom to deliver safe, fast & frequent lifting capabilities.


VacuMaster Vacuum Lifting Device

The Schmalz VacuMaster uses vacuum technology as its only retention process and has been engineered to feature a robust design.

Maximise your facilities’ efficiency with our manual handling systems! Call us on +27 11 971 9400 or send us an enquiry.

Vacuum lifters applications:

A wide range of workshops, assemblers and manufacturers in Southern Africa are implementing vacuum manual handling systems to increase the productivity and safety of their operation.

They are used across a wide range of industries to ensure efficient material flows and production processes, including automotive, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, glass and woodwork, logistics and packaging.

Schmalz manual handling systems are flexible in how they can be adapted for your specific handling processes, with a range of attachments, grippers and components available to ensure a manual handling system that precisely matches your operational requirements.

Manual operators benefit from the easy, ergonomic and safe operation of the manual handling systems, allowing them not only to increase their productivity, but also increase their on-site safety and prevent health issues caused by lifting heavy loads and wellbeing during shifts.

We’ll help you design and install a manual handling system tailored to your worksite requirements!
Contact Tectra Automation today!

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Schmalz: Leaders in vacuum manual handling systems

Formed in 1910, Schmalz is one of the world’s leading suppliers of vacuum technology for handling applications, with decades of experiencing in helping customers across industry and trade applications maximising their production and process efficiency by creating custom solutions. Schmalz vacuum technology range consists of over 3 500 products, ensuring an optimum vacuum handling solution for your operation!

About Tectra Automation

Tectra Automation is a leader in the supply of automation solutions across pneumatic, electric and mechanical drive technology.It is a leading single source supplier in Africa in the design, supply and installation of tailored pneumatic technology solutions. The Schmalz range of vacuum technology is a central part of Tectra Automation’s pneumatics offering, and, since becoming a certified distributor, the company is helping plant and site operators maximise the efficiency of their processes.


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