Lifts designed and built for optics manufacturers

Proven Lifting Solutions for Optical Components

Alum-a-Lift is the ideal resource for material handling solutions for the manufacturers of Optics and related devices.

The standard chassis offers proven lifting power and allows for heavier and dynamic side loads. Our end-effectors provide precise manipulation designed specifically for the object you need to handle. Rotation and translation about all axes are available.

To ensure your lift can handle the demanding standards of the optical industry, every handling system undergoes rigorous factory testing and extensive QC inspections.

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26679 Clean Room Optic Gripper and Positioner-2

Vacuum Systems Available

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.

26575 Clamp Lift with Preform-2

Optical Lifts that are Built-to-Order

All Alum-a-Lifts are optimized for your equipment, environment, and process. Our engineers minimize system weight and address narrow aisles, overhead obstacles, and other challenges.

Alum-a-Lifts are versatile and eliminate the need for forklifts. Adaptors can be designed to integrate a system with your existing fixturing. Complete, turnkey systems are also available. Often a single lift can replace multiple overhead hoists or stationary balancers.

Our durable, lightweight lifts can:

Load silica/quartz glass preforms into towers for the drawing of fiber optic cable

Lift bare lenses for machining, coating, dipping, and installation

Rotate and position quartz ware

Manipulate final systems for assembly and test

Raise and rotate large cylindrical chambers

Remove centrifuge lids

Support optical testing

Load fixtures, bins, baskets, totes, and trays into environmental chambers, anechoic chambers, vibe stations, thermal chambers and ovens

And much more

Cleanroom Compliant Lifts

With an all-electric drivetrain and corrosion-resistant chassis, you won’t have to worry about hydraulic fluid leaks, rust, particle generation, or contamination.

Fed Std Class 100,000 (ISO 8) Up to Fed Std Class 10 (ISO 4)

Recent Optical Lifts

Here are some of our recent lifts suitable for optics manufacturers:

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Expert Service

Over 12,000 of our lifting devices are in use in more than 50 countries worldwide.

To ensure all of our clients have access to the support they need, Alum-a-Lift maintains a global network of factory-trained representatives. These agents are available for on-site discussion, troubleshooting, and support.

“I have been using Alum-a-Lift ergonomic lifts for several years. We use the lifts for handling extremely expensive optics and optical assemblies. . . . It has been my pleasure to work with design teams from Alum-a-Lift to reach our final goals. They have been knowledgeable and enthusiastic while completing our design tasks. I have on occasion made trips to the factory for acceptance testing. In all, I am extremely pleased with the performance of the lifts, the quality of their work, and the professionalism of their design teams.”

Senior Mechanical Engineering Associate, National Laboratory

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Lifts designed and built to your exact specifications

Don't see a perfect match to your requirements? Don't worry. Contact a member of our engineering team to learn more about similar products we’ve built and how we can create a solution that’s perfect for you.