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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 line of magnetic grippers from Schmalz

POSTED 05/11/2009


Perforated metal sheets, complex laser-cutted workpieces and metal sheets with holes and apertures can not be handled safely with vacuum suction cups. Especially for those kind of applications, Schmalz has been offering a complete line of magnetic grippers for several years.

Most recently, the successful line of magnetic grippers SGM has been replaced by new, improved models. The main advantage of the new models is the replaceable friction washer that permits the realization of higher lateral forces.

Beyond that, the new magnetic grippers offer the following advantages:

  • gripping by a permanent magnet - No electrical power required
  • Increased holding forces - Safe handling also in case of power failure
  • Compact design - Minimum space required
  • Lightweight construction - Low overall weight of the handling device
  • Can be controlled with compressed-air or a combination of vacuum and compressed-air - Controlled with pneumatic valves or compact ejector such as our SMP/SXMP
  • Optional with established tooling adapters - Individual connection possibilities
  • Possibility to connect two magnetic grippers together into a single block - perfect for longish work-pieces
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.