Electric/Battery Powered

A complete range of electric, self-powered crane mounted and forklift mounted vacuum lifting devices 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.

Porous and non-porous materials for straight lifting – 90/80 degree tilting facility.

  • Battery Powered Units – No installation or connection required easily interchangeable between cranes & forklifts. This system has been developed to offer the user an easily installed & very useable lifting system that requires no reeling drums or connection to outside power source. A lifting device with the lowest possible operating & maintenance requirements.
  • Safety – The reservoir is designed to provide a minimum ‘hang on’ time of 20 minutes in the event of power failure – however the ‘powered on’ system can hold on to a maximum load for at least 7 days. All vacuum lifting devices must complete a lifting test with concrete before they leave the factory. The vacuum supply unit, lifting beam and vacuum pads are constructed and tested for twice the rated lifting capacity to ensure a long, low maintenance life span.

Unlike other  vacuum lifting devices our system provides the operator with continuous status indication during the lifting process. Should the operator try to lift a sheet incorrectly then the red xenon flash/warning sounder will operate. However the system is inherently safe. It will not pick up panels unless initial sealing criteria are met. Once suction is achieved a 500 kgs system will exert a total clamping force of at least 1500 kgs (safety factor is minimum 3). The sealing system for steel/alloy/stone has been specially designed for all types of surface from rough to smooth.

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.


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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