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Schmalz is the leading supplier in vacuum automation supplying the entire range of vacuum components and robotic/gantry style vacuum gripping end effector tools. Vacuum Automation Components Innovative vacuum automation components from Schmalz offer reliable solutions for automation and handling tasks. The product range includes suction cups in (14) standard materials and specialty cup lines e.g. automotive cups or cups for the packaging industry. Schmalz also supplies vacuum generators, blowers, electric vacuum pumps, mounting elements, switches and system monitoring devices. Vacuum Gripping Systems Robotic & gantry style vacuum gripping systems from Schmalz provide significant productivity improvements. The range extends from pallet layer size grippers to complete vacuum spiders, delivered ready for connection, for use in all areas of automation. Located in Raleigh, NC, Schmalz Inc. has a National sales force and a network of Authorized Schmalz Distributors in all states

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New Compact Ejectors SCPi/SMPi from Schmalz

POSTED 06/02/2009

Pneumatic vacuum generators for innovative process communication. 

Vacuum specialist Schmalz extends the product line of vacuum generators by compact ejectors SCPi and SMPi:

  • Display for adjustment and indication: The compact ejectors SCPi and SMPi are clear and easily to operate.Powerful blow-off - the compressed air is directed loss-free to the vacuum plug. No air vanishes through the silencer and best energy efficiency is guaranteed.
  • Pulse model available - in case of pressure loss, the last state set is saved. This preserves from an unintentional energy loss and provides for highest process security.
  • Improved performance - the built-in valves provide for highest suction output at low vacuum.

The models SCPi and SMPi are the first vacuum generators world-wide that may be integrated in existing Bus-Systems in a very short time by using IO-Link. The settings of the paramters may be made by an external controller, process data may be taken over automatically with the compatible peripheral equipment. 

Further highlights are:

  • Compact design and very low weight - optimally suited to use with industrial robot systems
  • Integrated controller with standardised M12 connector - fast installation
  • Display for adjustment and indication of the settings - clear and easy operation
  • Easily accessible pneumatic connectors made of metal with integrated dirt sieve - fast and effective hose connection
  • The suction function may be activated by a NO or NC contact or a pulse, as desired - no need for further pneumatic components
  • Protective sieves and open silencer - little maintenance required

The compact ejectors are particularly suited for the following applications:

  • Handling of air-tight workpieces
  • Use in vacuum spiders in the area of metal and sheet-metal machining
  • Suction pads in automated systems with short cycle times
  • Process monitoring for optimisation of cycle times and compressed-air consumption in vacuum systems
  • Vacuum systems with frequently changing process parameters such as varying batch weights of the workpieces

Schmalz is the leading supplier of Vacuum Automation Components as well as Robotic and Gantry style Vacuum Gripping Systems. Schmalz supplies modularly constructed area and layer vacuum grippers for flexible handling of varying material properties, configurations and shapes - such as non-rigid cardboard boxes, plastic film and porous materials. Schmalz grippers can handle varying dimensions and undefined positions. The product range of Vacuum Components includes suction cups in (11) standard materials and cup lines for special industry needs, e.g. Automotive cups or cups for the Packaging industry. The product range also includes vacuum generators, mounting elements and system monitoring devices. Schmalz, founded in 1910 in Germany, is family owned and operated in third generation. Schmalz is one of the few positive-energy companies worldwide and has been rewarded for its sustainability several times. Schmalz is DIN ISO 9001 and DIN ISO 14001 certified for more than 10 years.

Schmalz Inc., founded in 1999, is the US-subsidiary of Schmalz. Located in Raleigh, NC, Schmalz Inc. has its own outside sales force and Authorized Schmalz Distributors in all states.
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