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Alum-a-Lift is the ideal resource for material handling solution for the manufacturers of Optics and related devices. Example applications where Alum-a-Lifts may be found include loading silica/quartz glass preforms into towers for the drawing of fiber optic cable, lifting bare lenses for machining, coating, dipping, and installation, rotating and positioning quartz ware, precise manipulation of final systems for assembly and test, and the handling of any other object too heavy for the unaided human.

Alum-a-Lift is an expert in clean room requirements and compatible lifting systems. Having over 25 years’ experience in providing clean room equipment, Alum-a-Lift can configure any lift for clean room compliance. Alum-a-Lifts can be used in up to FED STD Class 10 (ISO 4.) Even the most basic lifts use a clean, electric, ball screw drive suitable for Class 10,000 (ISO 7.)

Portable vacuum systems are often employed for panels, glass, sheets, quartz ware, or other smooth components. These can be run from your existing compressed air supply, or with an on-board vacuum generator. Rotation and translation about all axes are available.

Roller decks, fork sets, or other simple end-effectors can be useful to load fixtures, bins, baskets, totes, and trays into environmental chambers, anechoic chambers, vibe stations, thermal chambers and ovens. Alum-a-Lift understands that some of these machines have their own geometric challenges, and an off-the-shelf system may not fit.

Alum-a-Lift can configure work positioners, allowing unencumbered access to all sides of a component. Adaptors can be designed to integrate a system with your existing fixturing. Complete, turnkey systems are also available.

An Alum-a-Lift can fit in narrow aisles, under overhead obstacles, or reach into systems where clearance underneath may not be present for the lift’s legs. Often a single lift can replace multiple overhead hoists or stationary balancers.

Alum-a-lifts are versatile and eliminate the need for forklifts. Typical Optics lifts are compact, lightweight and mobile. Factors such as push / pull forces are analyzed when designing the lifting device with the goal of minimizing overall system weight for ease of use. When push / pull forces do exceed industry standards, clean electric powered drive wheels are available.

Lifts manufactured by Alum-a-lift are in daily use worldwide in over 20 countries. Lifts can be constructed that are CE compliant or to other required standards. Factory trained representatives are available to assist you in gathering the necessary information so a lift and end-effector can be configured for your unique lifting requirement and to provide local support and operator training.


Please contact Alum-a-Lift by phone or submit an application on-line to discuss your application or for more information.