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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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Automated Handling of PV Wafers with the SWG Wafer Gripper

POSTED 05/06/2015

The Schmalz wafer gripper SWG is used for separation of wafers from the stack, positioning during measurement as well as sorting into up to 72 classes, depending on measurement results. The wafer gripper combines the connection of highest precision, minimal damage, freedom of contamination, little air consumption and slip-free movements of the wafers up to 10 g.