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Materials Handling Solutions for the Woodworking Industry

Palamatic are the leading supplier of Vacuum Tube Lifting Systems to the Woodworking industry.

The Palamatic vacuum tube lifting systems are safe, durable and effective tools to take the weight up to 350kg and stress out of manual handling tasks. Vacuum lifters can be used as a lift assist for workers performing repetitive tasks such as re-stacking and machine loading. These manual handling tasks can include board lifting, 180° board turning and 90° manual panel turning (ideal for vertical panel saw loading).

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Common panel handling problems relate to the awkward nature of the payload - particularly so for CNC, Router, Edge Bander and Beam Saw loading operations. Palamatic’s board, panel, door and furniture lifting systems take the strain away from the operator, replace it with a user friendly vacuum powered lift assister and protect your product from accidental damage


Vacuum tube lifters effectively neutralise the weight of the object load for the operator, resulting in a significant reduction in the risk of personal injury associated with poor manual handling techniques. The use of a vacuum lifter also reduces the risk of damage to the product.

Flatpack/Board lifter can be used for picking up and positioning flatpacks and boards for pallet stacking. 180º Manual Board Turner lifts and rotates a 50kg board for pick up and positioning on a CNC bed or pallet stack. 180º Pnuematic Vacuum Lifter lifts and rotates a 50kg board for pick up and positioning on a CNC bed.


With a Palamatic vacuum tube lifter , the operator does not suffer fatigue at the same rate as during a manual handling process and will allow the operator to maintain performance at the their usual speed.


  • Loading and unloading vertical panel saws, beam saws, dimension saws, flat bed CNC stations edgebanders and laminators
  • Materials handled include MDF, MFC, chipboard, wood, plywood, sterling board, plaster board and polycarbonate
  • Handling boards, doors, furniture, staircases, planks, timber sections, laminate surfaces and cabinets


  • Top board lifting
  • Rotating boards horizontally & vertically
  • Lifting boards with cut outs
  • High stacking
  • Range of Gantry systems to cover your production area


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