Today, Schmalz is the leading supplier of vacuum technology. Vacuum components and ready to connect gripping systems ensure efficient processes in automation, ergonomic vacuum lifters and crane systems relieve operators of the weight of workpieces and vacuum clamping systems offer short CNC machining center set-up times.
Vacuum components enable the safe and efficient handling of work pieces in automated processes. In particular, they find regular use in connection with robotics applications and automated gateways. Through the use of vacuum technology, decisive increases in productivity are gained in industries such as sheet metal, automotive, wood, packaging, synthetics, solar, electronics, or CD/DVD.
The great variety of work pieces which can be handled using vacuum extends from sensitive small parts such as electronic components, solar wafers or CDs to paperboard and blister packaging, and all the way to furniture parts, heavy sheet metals or glass.
The Schmalz vacuum component product program range includes everything you need to build a fully operational vacuum system.
Cardboard boxes, bags, barrels, wooden boards and a variety of other applications – the vacuum tube lifter Jumbo tackles big jobs in the shortest amount of time. The intuitive operation allows you to move loads quickly, precisely and always ergonomically. It is the ideal aid for machine loading, for shipping and picking areas and for many other lifting applications.
The vacuum lifting device VacuMaster from Schmalz is the ultimate workhorse. Whether handling metal plates, wooden boards, plastic sheets, barrels, windows or glass sheets – the VacuMaster tackles even the heaviest tasks with weights up to several tons. For applications where many hands would normally be required, the VacuMaster allows work pieces to be handled effortlessly by just a single operator while protecting the employee’s health.
Vacuum gripping systems from Schmalz are used in a wide variety of industries to ensure efficient process automation. Our range of solutions stretches from flexible, easy integrate universal grippers to complex, custom-designed system solutions.
As lightweight design, Schmalz Crane Systems are the perfect addition to your vacuum tube lifter Jumbo or vacuum lifting device VacuMaster. Whether as a jib crane or a crane system, the Schmalz modular system enables perfect integration into your working environment. Even as a stand-alone solution, the modern crane system provides numerous advantages for your benefit.
Schmalz vacuum clamping technology guarantees efficient production processes on CNC machine tools in the wood, plastics, metal, glass, aeronautical, space, solar and electronics industries. This technology is already used as original equipment on many CNC machines, and the Schmalz Innospann clamping systems can be retrofitted on existing machining centres, permitting decisive improvements in their productivity and operating costs. The possible savings which result from the shorter set-up times are enormous, and the systems pay for themselves very quickly.
Vacuum generators provide the required vacuum. The vacuum is generated either pneumatically (ejectors) or electrically (pumps, blowers). Pneumatic vacuum generators implement short cycle times and can be integrated directly into the system due to their compact and lightweight design. Ejectors offer intelligent functions for energy and process control. Electrical vacuum generators are used in applications when compressed air is not available or if very high suction capacities are required.
Special grippers can be used for applications in which regular suction pads cannot generate a vacuum. Schmalz offers a variety of special grippers with various shapes, sizes and principles of operation.