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Handle Material Loads Efficiently with a Vacuum Tube Lifter

Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment can supply a wide range of vacuum tube lifter equipment from UK and European manufacturers – Palamatic and GIS. All are quality European designed and manufactured vacuum lifters and the choice depends upon your specific application.

Vacuum tube lifters have many advantages wherever there is demand for safe, careful, reliable and efficient handling of goods with high duty cycles.

Along with our partner Hasemer Materials Handling, Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment is the Australian agent for the Palamatic S-Line vacuum tube lifters, meaning we can supply new vacuum lifting equipment, as well as OEM spare parts. The Palamatic vacuum tube lifter range is able to handle almost any repetitive processes where heavy or awkward loads are lifted. These vacuum lifters can lift and rotate loads up to 300kg, and with up to 100% duty cycle.

The Palamatic Range

Designed and manufactured in the UK since 1985, Palamatic vacuum tube lifters are able to handle a wide variety of loads, including cartons, sacks, panels, bags, drums, boards, pails, rolls, stone, manufactured items and pallets. Finishes are available in stainless steel, in both industrial grade and hygienic grades for food and dairy processing, as well as for pharmaceutical and other healthcare related industries.

With four different control handles and various handle extensions, the Palamatic tube lifter range makes lifting awkward loads easy. Loads can be lifted from vertical or horizontal positions and rotated up to 180° vertically and 360° horizontally. The addition of specially designed lifting tubes and handles can provide lifting heights of up to 2.1m. For mezzanine areas, Palamatic lifters are also available with low headroom options.

Designed to reduce stress and fatigue, Palamatic vacuum lifters have built-in safety features to prevent the load from dropping in case of power failure.

Vacuum tube lifter solutions can be customised to your individual lifting processes and requirements. The Palamatic range is used in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Food and beverage production
  • Dairy processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Glass manufacturing
  • Chemical
  • Timber
  • Printing and packaging.

Tube Lifter Servicing & Maintenance

Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment can also provide vacuum tube lifter inspection, regular maintenance and repair services, as well as breakdown support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for our clients. We can help you avoid unnecessary production downtime associated with breakdowns and poorly performing lifting equipment. Routine servicing also helps ensure you are complying with Australian Standards AS 2550.1 and is an important factor in protecting the safety of your team.

Our scope of services for tube lifters includes:

  • Supply and installation
  • Regular servicing
  • Repairs
  • Third party inspections
  • Provision of OEM spare parts
  • Crane operator competency training
  • Engineering services
  • Breakdown services


Our qualified fitters and electrical Service Technician teams in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle will ensure all your lifting equipment is working safely and efficiently.

Contact Us Today

For more information about our tube lifter range or to discuss your specific lifting requirements, please do not hesitate to call or contact us on-line. You can call your nearest Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment office on one of the following numbers: