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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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Large-Area Vacuum Gripping System FMC for Controlled Handling of Tiles

POSTED 05/06/2015

For layerwise handling of tiles a large-area vacuum gripping system of five large-area vacuum gripper FMC-SW in combination with an industrial robot is used. The application of the gripping system enables to lift and displace several tiles simultaneously. As sealing element, which is the connection between the workpiece and the gripping system, a foam is used with which damage of the workpieces is avoided.