Vacuum Technology for Efficient Processes
Schmalz is one of the world’s leading suppliers in automation technology, handling technology and clamping technology
The new large-area gripping system FMP from Schmalz features over 86 percent more holding force than the competition, higher flexibility and increased energy efficiency. The new series ensures efficient handling in automated processes and will be introduced onto the market in 2013 as the third generation of grippers.
30 Years of Vacuum Technology
2014 Schmalz celebrates 30 years of vacuum technology: With the development of the vacuum table in 1984, the family business, founded in 1910, entered the vacuum technology sector. The vacuum table is equipped with suction pads and a vacuum generator driven by compressed air. The development of the first manual vacuum lifting device was soon to follow.
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.
Pioneers of Vacuum Technology
30 Years of Envisioning and Inspiring
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Products and Solutions
Solutions for automated processes
Schmalz offers a wide range of individual vacuum component products for automated processes: suction pads, special grippers, vacuum generators and switches. Vacuum systems can be assembled due to the wide range of products from Schmalz. These fit the requirements of the customer perfectly. Vacuum gripping systems from Schmalz complete the range of individual vacuum components. Gripping systems like large-area gripping systems, layer gripping systems and vacuum spiders are characterized by its modular construction. These gripping solutions are configured and planned by Schmalz and customers profit from the company’s extensive knowledge. The complete systems are ready for connection. Maximum flexibility is offered by these, when used in robotic applications.
Solutions for manual handling
Production processes can be simplified and enable easy and efficient handling of workpieces by vacuum handling systems that are operated manually. Ergonomic and health protecting working is enabled due to the load-bearing devices. These lighten the weight of the workpiece for the operator. The vacuum tube lifter Jumbo is especially suitable for quick lifting tasks. Safe and reliable lifting of loads, weighing several tons, is guaranteed by the vacuum lifting device VacuMaster. Schmalz offers crane systems and slewing cranes to complete the handling systems. These are especially convincing with its smoothness. Aluminum crane rails and the ability to cover large work areas make the cranes and slewing cranes the perfect partner for the lifting aids.
Vacuum clamping systems for CNC machining centers stand for short set-up times and efficient all-round machining of workpieces. clamping solutions for CNC machining centers whether they are being equipped for the first time or existing machines are being updated are offered by Schmalz. The ideal precision clamping technology for metal and plastic processing is created with the matrix plate. Precise and process-safe clamping of flat workpieces is a special feature of the matrix plate. A clamping solution for manual machining tasks is offered with the Multi-Clamp series from Schmalz. Using special suction cups, smaller and medium-sized workpieces can be machined on five sides without causing any damage. The clamping solutions are attached directly to the workbench or the machining table.
Schmalz maintains an international network of experts for you. Our system consultants are well experienced and will design the vacuum system that suits your task the best. Whether you are looking for a vacuum solution for automation technology, handling technology or clamping technology, Schmalz is the right partner. Our sales network, with local field representatives, international overseas subsidiaries and trade partners, guarantees our customers quick and competent information and advice.
Schmalz Media Center
You will find application videos of our vacuum solutions for automation technology, handling technology and clamping technology in the Schmalz media library. Watch how tube lifters and lifting devices can be deployed for handling tasks in practice, how gripping systems and vacuum components create the link to the workpiece in entirely different robotic applications and how clamping technology is modernizing CNC machining centers.
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