Tube Lifters

Stratalign vacuum lifter – tube lifter provide intelligent solutions which are suitable for lifting sacks, cardboard boxes, drums, plates and many more up to a weight of 200kg.

Our tube lifters are a simple and safe handling device that provide an enormous extra benefit regarding economy, ergonomy and safety combined with comparably low investment costs.

Stratalign vacuum lifter – tube lifter are intelligent, efficient and above all extremely simple-to-operate handling devices. With just one hand the devices can be lifted or lowered. The operator himself can decide what speed he wants for the handling process. Our tube lifters are an absolutely safe handling device to master engaged loads. Even in case of a power failure the loads are not just dropped off, but are lowered slowly to the ground. To achieve this an integrated non-return valve is installed in the upper turning head. The required vacuum is built up by powerful, low-maintenance and robust vacuum generators like oilless vacuum pumps, belt-driven blowers or multi-stage ejectors that run on compressed air. The unique modular system allows to adapt our tube lifters to your individual requirements in a simple way. A multitude of suction feet is available to allow the transport of different goods. Extensions for the control handle, turning and swivel features and various adaptions are available to adjust the tube lifters to personal needs and requirements.

No additional lifting aids like chain hoists or wire balancers are required as you can use the same medium for engagement and lifting – vacuum.

Where ever you are in New Zealand, send us a message at the bottom of this page or on “Contact Us” form and be a step closer to turning your handling and lifting issues from a challenge into a solution.



The application areas of the VacuPowerlift are almost limitless. It is being used in many industries and trade companies to simplify production processes and to increase the profitability.

  • Packing and logistics for cardboard boxes
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industry for drums and containers
  • Window and solar industry for window panes and prefab parts
  • Wood, plastic and sheet metal industry for plate materials
  • Construction industry for stones and concrete parts
  • Loading of CNC machines
  • Handling of machines and machine parts
  • Electronical industry for electrical appliances
  • and many more


The VacuQuicklift is available in two basic designs. On the one hand for strictly horizontal lifting, on the other hand with manual swivelling which allows to manually tip over workpieces. In both cases the VacuQuicklift is controlled with only one control lever which makes the handling very easy and ergonomical. With the free hand the loads can be maneuvred to the required place. The VacuQuicklift not only relieves the daily work strain on the operator, but also increases the profitability in many areas.

  • Commissioning, placing cardboard boxes in and out of storage
  • Handling canisters, containers and small drums
  • Handling baggage in airports
  • Handling sacks and packages
  • Handling plastic moulded parts

Accessories & Options

There is a multitude and variety of standard vacuum heads available for various tasks. These vacuum heads allow the VacuPowerlift and VacuQuiklift to be changed to individual applications easily. Enquire about the multiplicity of these units and find the proper solution for your handling task.

Our Process

On-Site Consultation

A Stratalign lifting specialist will respond to your enquiry promptly and arrange an on-site visit to assess your specific needs and obtain all technical data and dimensions etc. to suit your individual requirements.


Based on your criteria design engineers will prepare a customised lifting system design or present a combination of product recommendations that will resolve your lifting & materials handling challenges while meeting all safety and operational requirements.


Once you have approved the system design or product solution Stratalign coordinates production, assembly & procurement of all the components to ensure a seamless fulfilment of your valued order to meet your delivery or installation deadlines. This includes pre-delivery checking of all major mechanical or electrical items.


The Stratalign team’s service package doesn’t stop with delivery of your order. Experienced personnel will arrange to carry out the installation and set-up of your lifting solution and can even attend to foundation or structural modifications if necessary.


On completion of delivery & installation Stratalign representatives will commission the new machinery or equipment to ensure it is fully operational and that your team are familiar with all the features and capabilities that will take your productivity to new heights.

Case Study

Tawa Door Company Vacuum Lifting

The RequirementTawa Door Company, one of Stratalign’s clients, had a logistics and manual handling challenge within their warehouse process. Our client needed to lift packages of all shapes and sizes, from 25kg to 80kg from an assembly/ packaging area to pallets ready for distribution. There was a chance, this repetitive process could cause health and safety issues with their staff

The ChallengeAlthough a vacuum lifting system was the obvious choice for this application, the challenge lay with building a support structure to hang a tube lifter off.

Solution to a long-standing challenge

As a solution to a long standing challenge, Cabtec Ltd purchased a Fezer vacuum lifter from Stratalign Limited, for processing product through a processing line. Prior to the purchase, the process had required manual handling, which in today’s environment, is not a sustainable option.

More than one option for this solution was investigated by Cabtec with the decision being a vacuum lifter as the winning choice. Cabtec’s spokesman recalls, “Cabtec selected Stratalign as the winning supplier, based on their ability to provide the technical and professional advice, along with what Cabec considered a ‘top quality product for a competitive price’.

The ‘ease of operation’ is facilitated by the very smooth running bearings and movement points, integral to this structurally sound piece of kit.” He continues, “From the day the order was placed, the Stratalign team kept us updated with progress, to the day the machine was installed.

The installation process was organized in such a way, by Stratalign, that it caused absolute minimal disruption to a very busy working environment during normal working hours.”


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