Vacuum Lifters

Vacuum lifters are one of the most commonly used products for dealing with different work pieces. Gentle, safe & quick lifting technology. Whether you need to lift drums, place stone slabs, move plate steel or wood panel, vacuum lifters technology allows you to carry out your handling tasks in a gentle, safe and quick manner. Vacuum lifting devices will provide reliable support in the most difficult of handling operations.

Loads can be carried effectively in the horizontal and vertical positions – ideal for glass, steel sheets and timber panels etc. Vacuum lifters can be fitted with single or multi point suction cups that can be individually switched on or off at any time. This allows the same head set up to be for a variety of applications. Battery powered units for outside applications i.e. glass window installation are available. Vacuum lifters fitted with a fork hoist attachment activated by remote control enables many products to be effectively moved both indoors and outdoors.

An on-site planning service is available to provide informative advice as to which unit and design best suits your application. Stratalign provides complete systems including free-standing and wall mounted jib cranes along with a diverse range of electric chain hoists to compliment your vacuum lifter.

Let us do the heavy lifting for you

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Contact us today for an obligation-free consultation now to leverage our decades of experience and get the right solution for your material handling requirements.

Electric/Battery Powered

A complete range of electric, self-powered crane mounted and forklift mounted vacuum lifters for the handling of steel plates & slabs, alloys, concrete, stone, marble, granite and panels. Capacities from 100 kgs up to 50,000 kgs. Available with single pad-multi, pad-radio, control-90 degree, tilting-180 degree tilting.

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Tube Lifters

Stratalign tube lifters 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.

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Crane Systems

In addition to the vacuum lifters and tube lifters, Stratalign offers you suitable crane systems that guarantee a perfect complete system from one source only. For loads up to 2000kg, we offer our own steel track system that is fully and can be adapted to almost any space conditions.

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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.

Tawa Door Company - Case Study

The Requirement

Our client Tawa Door Company 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 Challenge

Although 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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