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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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Wood Products/Lumber Wood Products/Lumber

Material Handling Material Handling

Schmalz large area grippers also excelling

POSTED 04/02/2015

America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products was able to resolve the issues with their feeder. The new handling solution installed in one of the facilities proved that this advanced gripping technology was the right choice. This is the 3rd generation evolution of Schmalz large area grippers.

The positive results for the customer were:

  • Reliable solution providing better compliance to the flexible product
  • Minimal maintenance
  • 0% down time

Whether for gentle handling of furniture parts or powerful gripping of unplaned boards and planks, vacuum gripping systems from Schmalz can be used to automate handling processes in woodworking and furniture production.

Universal grippers for handling different work pieces
The vacuum area gripping systems FXP and FMP guarantee maximum flexibility during automated handling processes. This universal gripper makes automated palletizing, de-palletizing, order picking and sorting of the most varied goods in varying dimensions with only one gripper possible. Work pieces made from the most varied materials, such as carton, wood, metal sheets and plastic, both with and without cut-outs, can be handled.

Schmalz is a global leader in Vacuum Technology with a growing portfolio of innovations in the industry. Products include the most extensive range of vacuum automation components, robotic end-of-arm tools for palletizing and de-palletizing, manual vacuum lifting devices, and CNC machine vacuum clamping products for work holding.