Our product range includes a variety of suction cups with various shapes, sizes and materials, providing the right suction cup for every application. Suction cups consist of a elastomer part and a connection nipple.
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.
Area gripping systems and end effectors are gripping systems that can be attached directly on the robot. Area grippers are universal and are used in a huge range of robot applications. Vacuum end effectors are easy to configure from the modular system. They are particularly suitable for processes in the packaging industry.
Schmalz offers a wide range of mounting possibilities for integrating suction pads or special grippers into a vacuum system.
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.
Valves are used to control the vacuum as well as the compressed air. The right valves can increase both the process reliability and the cost-effectiveness of the vacuum system.
Devices for system monitoring are crucial to ensure the safe operation of a vacuum system. Schmalz offers a wide range of switches, measuring and control devices, as well as warning devices.
Filters protect the vacuum generator from contamination. Vacuum distributors, hose lines and connections complete the vacuum system and connect suction pads to vacuum generators.
With certified courses, seminars and customer-specific training sessions on all topics within vacuum technology and efficiency, Schmalz provides expertise that is tailored to the exact requirements of your company.
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Handling Technology for Manual Processes
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Clamping Solutions for CNC Machining Centers
Vacuum clamping technology for wood processing is essential for efficiently setting up console table, grid table, nesting table and flat table systems. Existing machining centers can be easily modernized with the Innospann clamping system. The Schmalz clamping equipment lets you clamp both narrow workpieces and workpieces made from solid wood. The Multi-Clamp is the perfect tool for manual fixing of small and medium-sized workpieces.
Schmalz vacuum blocks for grid tables enable simple and flexible use; without complex installation. The non-slip fixings enable secure clamping of the workpieces even with high processing forces. This makes them ideal for complex five-axis applications without a wear plate.
Schmalz clamping solutions enable the quick and uncomplicated setup of CNC machining centers with flat table. First the vacuum blocks and then the workpiece are fixed for machine processing via two independent vacuum circuits. Schmalz provides vacuum blocks with a hose connection for universal flat tables and a hose-free version for flat aluminum tables with an integrated vacuum distribution.
The vacuum clamping system Multi-Clamp is the perfect tool for quick and flexible clamping of small and medium-sized workpieces. They can be fixed in any position and processed all-round. The Multi-Clamp is portable and can be used in a variety of industrial, workshop and building-site contexts.
Very narrow and curved parts can be clamped easily and reliably with mechanical clamps and Adapter-Plates from Schmalz. Narrow suction surfaces enable the precise positioning of the vacuum block along the workpiece contours, holding the workpiece in place. The workpiece is mechanically clamped firmly in place using the clamp.
Replacement suction plates for vacuum blocks in different sizes for various machine table systems. The top and bottom suction plates can be replaced quickly and easily.
Schmalz clamping solutions ensure flexible and efficient production processes in glass working. Suction cups with special friction pads are wear resistant and guarantee precise results, even in challenging operating conditions. Schmalz developed the Quick-Change System SQC especially for machine tables with screw-attachment suction cups. The quick-change suction cups offer minimal setup times and maximum flexibility.
Working heights 80 mm and 120 mm
The modular vacuum clamping systems from Schmalz can be used universally on all CNC machining centres for metalworking. Adaptation works on T-slot tables, zero point clamping systems or pre-fixing in a vice.
Workpieces with uneven, rounded or curved contours present a new challenge for clamping technology. With the Schmalz Basic Holding Fixture, complex components for CNC machining and measurement processes can be clamped without a problem. With the Suction Cup Balance SSCB, Schmalz has developed both a clamping system with precise positioning for 3D free-form surfaces and a gripping system equipped for automatic setup and simultaneous gripping.
The vacuum generation contributes significantly to process reliability when clamping workpieces on CNC machining centers. Schmalz has developed vacuum generators specially to meet the demands in the metal and glass working industry. These systems not only prepare the material, but also monitor and separate liquids or chips that have been sucked in.
Suction capacities of 6, 18, 40 and 63 m³/h
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Vacuum technology is in demand in a variety of industry sectors and is utilized in many ways ranging from individual components to complete solutions. Schmalz is the market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions, combining decades of experience and comprehensive expertise with the ambition to create custom solutions for our customers from industry and trade. We help companies in the automation technology, handling technology and clamping technology sectors to design their production processes more efficiently and strike new paths with the help of vacuum technology.
A feature of all vacuum components and systems is the use of a vacuum as a holding force. Vacuum technology is employed in a variety of industries – Schmalz aids and assists companies from a multitude of sectors, including the automotive industry, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the glass and woodworking sector, logistics, packaging and wind energy. We place a special emphasis on meeting the specific requirements of different industry sectors and offering individual solutions with vacuum technology.
Formed in 1910, Schmalz is now the market leader in vacuum automation and ergonomic handling solutions. Our international network supports companies at home and abroad, providing you with real competitive benefits thanks to our expertise and many years of experience. Expert system consultants are there for you from the first planning steps to the commissioning and assembly of your system and beyond. You can look forward to working with a reliable and trustful partner that sets new benchmarks in your production processes with vacuum technology and impressive solutions with the highest degree of technical innovation and functionality.
With individual vacuum components ranging from suction pads (also: vacuum cups) to special grippers to vacuum generators, Schmalz has a hugely diverse product portfolio that can be precisely tailored to a variety of requirements. As well as this range of individual components, the portfolio includes Schmalz vacuum gripping systems, which are available as large-area or layer gripping systems and suction spiders. Their modular design gives these complete and ready-to-connect systems maximum flexibility for custom application.
Vacuum handling systems (e.g. Schmalz lifting devices) from Schmalz simplify work processes and ensure gentle and efficient handling of workpieces, while our clamping solutions offer precise and reliable clamping functions tailored to your requirements.
In the area of vacuum technology, Schmalz offers a hugely diverse product and service portfolio that can be adapted to create the optimum solution for specific customer needs and ideas. The Schmalz component range comprises more than 6,000 individual components. They are the cornerstone of every vacuum system.