• Offer Profile
  • A significant main area of our activity is the development of solutions for product handling with vacuum technology. Electric hoists equipment, ceiling rail systems and swivel equipment are also part of our product range.
    SMI utilises innovative technologies in order to simplify handling processes.
Product Portfolio
  • smilift - the vacuum tube lifter

  • smilift equipment is utilised for simple and quick product handling. The gripping and lifting of the loads is implemented by means of vacuum in a work process where only the lowest amount of steering effort is required. Whether dealing with boxes, sacks, barrels, slabs or other components, the smilift is the right solution. The equipment can also be supplied in a stainless steel design or for utilisation in explosive areas. Three models have been designed for the various requirements of the loads that are to be moved:
      • ecosmilift - The universal companion

        • Compact and safe
        • Can be utilised for the majority of handling tasks when dealing with loads between 30 kg and 220 kg in eight graded versions
        • Standard and special load suspension devices can be attached
        • flexismilift - The variable companion

          • For large lifting heights
          • With extended or modified operating handles
          • Available as a dual lifting unit for heavy loads up to 250 kg
          • Product-adapted structure
          • minismilift - The small companion

            • Small, compact and light
            • Available with one-hand operation with various handle types
            • "Pick & Place" device for quick product handling when dealing with loads of up to 45 kg
            • The vacuum generator can be optionally operated electrically or by means of compressed air
            • smigrip — the vacuum load spreader

            • Vacuum pressure makes heavy things light: Heavy weights and bulky shapes become easy to handle thanks to the vacuum technology. Steel, concrete, glass and wooden sheets, containers and barrels, pipes and profiles with weights of up to many tonnes can be transported. smigrip load spreaders assume and hold the load, cranes and hoists take over the corridor-less transport. Two models have been designed for the various requirements of the loads that are to be moved:
                • smigrip-  robust and strong

                  • Standard design for loads of up to 4 tonnes
                  • Special customer-specific designs for heavier loads
                  • Various styles for compact or large size / large volume loads
                  • mini smigrip - compact and light

                    • Particularly compact and light design for load weight of up to 250 kg
                    • Vacuum generation via compressed air supply in accordance with the ejector principle
                    • smiman - The agile companion

                    • The mobile stand-alone device can be used in a variety of ways. For example, when transporting loads in shelves with low entry dimensions — or when dealing with low ceiling heights — or when dealing with off-centre load centres, e.g. when inserting car windows.
                      • smihold - for quick fixing and safe holding

                      • Work pieces are accurately positioned and held in place by means of vacuum when assembling and processing parts. This enables the worker to work in a safe and comfortable manner.
                        This is also handling from SMI: the vacuum holding device.
                        Sensitive materials such as sheeting are held tightly in place via the vacuum and can be effortlessly processed.
                        The smihold does not leave any lasting marks or clamping traces behind thanks to the protective force of the vacuum. The product possesses holding forces that are adapted to the load as well as an ideal processing position thanks to the twist, rotation and height adjustable load bearing.
                          • Designs DC chain hoist with DSC control switch   DCM-Pro Manulift Load range 80 kg to 5000 kg Suspension In all Demag KBK rail systems and swivel equipment as well as on
                            I-beams Product characteristics Two hoisting speeds   "Plug & Lift" — pluggable connections   Ergonomic control switch   Long durability   All important parts maintenance-free for up to ten years   Monitored braking / coupling system — no yielding or
                            load sagging   Quick replacement of the chain drive   Control switch with infinitely variable position setting   Clear overview of the relevant operating parameters via dialogue
                            interface and operating hours counter
                        • dc — electric chain hoists

                        • SMI is the trade and installation partner of Demag Cranes and Components based in Wetter (Ruhr), Germany).
                          In combination with our smigrip and mini vacuum load spreaders, Demag DC electric chain hoists provide you with high productivity, economy and operational safety thanks to sensitive handling.
                          The diversity of the tried-and-tested load lifting appliances continues to allow you to ideally and flexibly adjust the chain hoists to the respective task.

                          Designs DC chain hoist with DSC control switch
                            DCM-Pro Manulift
                          Load range 80 kg to 5000 kg
                          Suspension In all Demag KBK rail systems and swivel equipment as well as on
                          I-beams
                          Product characteristics Two hoisting speeds
                            "Plug & Lift" — pluggable connections
                            Ergonomic control switch
                            Long durability
                            All important parts maintenance-free for up to ten years
                            Monitored braking / coupling system — no yielding or
                          load sagging
                            Quick replacement of the chain drive
                            Control switch with infinitely variable position setting
                            Clear overview of the relevant operating parameters via dialogue
                          interface and operating hours counter
                          • kbk — rail systems and equipment carriers — for opening up spaces of the handling systems

                          • The rail systems: Various systems mobilise you
                            Depending upon the product and job, there are various equipment carriers and rail systems available for you at SMI:
                              • Wall mounted swivel equipment

                              • These cranes are mounted on to load-bearing concrete walls or hall pillars and therefore do not take up any floor space. The opportunity to also mount these cranes on to machines and plants creates a large operational diversity. Unloading 2m - 5m, movement radius of 180°
                              • Pillar swivel equipment

                              • Mounted in a stationary manner or with adjustable base plate for mobile deployment.
                                Various application opportunities in the hall or outdoors during the handling of goods or when feeding machines. The pillar, with its low space requirements, can be anchored using anchoring rods in the foundations or using on an existing concrete floor.
                                Unloading 2m - 5m, working radius of up to 300°.
                              • Modular ceiling rail systems

                              • Flexible movement sequences can be planned with the ceiling rail systems. Variable track lengths and movable cross-girders can be implemented and enable a comprehensive transportation of loads. The low weight of the device ensures light shifting by hand.