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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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Schmalz Lifters Effective at Reducing Injury and Worker Compensation Claims

POSTED 05/05/2015

In today’s world it is essential that companies run lean and efficient processes while increasing ergonomic and safe work-flows that protect and broaden the work force. Vacuum Tube Lifters are an economical and practical tool for meeting each of these essential goals. In 2010 an independent study conducted at Munster International Airport reported that after one year of using Vacuum Lifters for baggage handling, that injuries and worker compensation claims were reduced by greater than 50%. 

Schmalz is a global leader in Vacuum Technology manufacturing lift-assist devices including vacuum tube lifters, under the hook chain hoist style lifters, spreader bar lifters, custom list assist manipulators, electric chain hoists and aluminum crane systems for material handling, automation and palletizing/de-palletizing. Schmalz also manufactures custom lift assist attachments for forklifts and mobile carts, as well as robotic end of arm tools.