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Schmalz Coanda Gripper for Secure Handling of Sensitive Workpieces

POSTED 07/29/2009

Schmalz Coanda Gripper for Secure Handling of Sensitive WorkpiecesThe newly developed vacuum gripper SCG (Schmalz Coanda Gripper) is used for automatic and semi-automatic handling of sensitive workpieces like foil, veneer, fibreglass fabric, blank circuit boards, porous and through-suction workpieces, thin glass and sensitive films. 

To prevent the notorious “suck-in” effect and the deformation of and damage to sensitive workpieces, the SCG features a suction surface with multiple suction openings positioned closely together.

Product Features

  • Compact, ready-to-connect gripping unit with integrated vacuum generation
  • Suction surfaces are available with diameters of 40 mm and 60 mm
  • Optional blow-off module for fast changeover of the suction surface

Energy and Cost Efficiency as Quality Feature  

  • Handling workpieces with the SCG requires only a small amount of compressed air, and keeps operating costs down. 
  • Resistance to dirt and resulting lack of required maintenance
  • Optional blow-off function keeps unproductive downtime to a minimum through fast handling times and accurate, reproducible positioning of the workpieces