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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 FMC System for Lifting Rows of Work Pieces

POSTED 05/06/2015

The FMC large-area vacuum gripping system is especially suited for palletizing cardboard boxes. The large-area gripping system is equipped with sealing foam, which allows cardboard boxes of different sizes to be lifted quickly and easily from undefined positions. A conventional portal could not be installed because of the low room height of the production facility. The gripper was therefore modified to pick up objects from the side, which saved on investment costs.