AERO-LIFT Vakuumtechnik GmbH has been internationally successful in the field of vacuum handling technology for over 30 years. The family-owned company was founded in Geislingen-Binsdorf/Baden-Württemberg/Germany, where the company’s headquarters are still located today. With several strategic business areas, AERO-LIFT is broadly positioned: From tube lifters, vacuum lifters, area grippers for automation technology to components, crane systems and services, the customer gets everything from a single source. This broad spectrum requires great innovative strength and flexibility.

A wide variety of customers from the construction and trades, automotive, chemicals, food, energy, logistics, metalworking and woodworking sectors benefit from the company’s broad expertise and Swabian inventive spirit. With the help of solutions from the vacuum specialists at AERO-LIFT, they improve their workflows, efficiency and production flow, relieve and motivate their employees and thus meet the requirements for health protection and ergonomics. The material of the transported goods is protected by the vacuum cups during lifting and moving – a great advantage compared to conventional gripping and transport systems.

Interview with Melanie Maier, Senior Marketing Manager at AERO-LIFT Vakuumtechnik GmbH.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Melanie Maier: AERO-LIFT designs and manufactures a variety of vacuum lifting devices, including tube lifters and vacuum lifters. These systems handle a wide range of materials, such as metal sheets, glass, wood, and plastic, enhancing productivity and safety in various industrial settings. 

To complement their vacuum lifting technology, AERO-LIFT provides essential components and crane systems, ensuring seamless integration of lifting and handling solutions within the customer’s operational infrastructure. 

Beyond their standard products, AERO-LIFT also specializes in tailored vacuum handling solutions. Custom-designed vacuum lifters and systems meet the unique requirements of different industries, ensuring optimal performance and integration.

The company’s offerings are rounded out by comprehensive service and maintenance support, including regular maintenance services, repairs, and spare parts supply. This ensures the long-term reliability and performance of their vacuum systems. AERO-LIFT also provides expert consulting services to help clients choose the best vacuum handling solutions. They offer training for operators and maintenance personnel to ensure the effective and safe use of their systems.

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

M.M: AERO-LIFT Vakuumtechnik GmbH continues to innovate and expand its product and service offerings to meet the evolving needs of its diverse clientele. Recently, the company introduced the new FORCE-LIFT | 2 tube lifter.

The FORCE-LIFT | 2 is capable of handling loads up to 300 kg with a lifting speed of up to 60 m/min. It features a robust aluminum housing, quick-release functionality, and adjustable grip lengths for versatile use. The ErgoPlus variant enhances ergonomics with an angled control handle, allowing for comfortable handling in high or low positions. These new products aim to improve efficiency, safety, and ergonomics in material handling.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

M.M: The market for vacuum handling technology, in which AERO-LIFT Vakuumtechnik GmbH operates, is experiencing steady growth. This demand is fueled by increasing needs for efficiency, safety, and ergonomic solutions across various industries, including automotive, logistics, construction, and manufacturing. Companies in these sectors are continuously seeking reliable and innovative handling systems to enhance their operational workflows. Its strong reputation and broad expertise enables AERO-LIFT to meet these market demands and realize growth opportunities.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

M.M: Market trends in vacuum technology indicate a growing demand for energy-efficient solutions, digital integration, and adaptability. AERO-LIFT is well-positioned in the upcoming markets by offering innovative vacuum lifting solutions tailored to diverse customer needs.

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

M.M: One of AERO-LIFT’s most innovative products is the FORCE-LIFT series, notably the first intuitively operated one-hand tube lifter on the market. This groundbreaking design enables seamless and ergonomic material handling with just one hand, revolutionizing efficiency and ease in various industries, especially in the logistics sector.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

M.M: In 2024 AERO-LIFT continues to focus on enhancing workplace ergonomics and productivity through steady innovation and product refinement. The company’s motto, “Moving Limits,” stands for AERO-LIFT’s dedication and ambition to pioneer new solutions that continuously redefine material handling standards.

AERO-LIFT aims to introduce advanced products that not only prioritize user comfort and safety but also elevate efficiency to unprecedented levels. By harnessing the latest technologies and design principles, they’re committed to creating tools that empower workers and optimize their performance.