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Vacuum Area Gripping System SBX for Handling Wooden Board Layers After the Sawing Process

POSTED 05/06/2015

In a saw mill, wooden boards are unloaded and stacked after the sawing process. The unloading of the machine used to be done manually by four employees under great physical strain. The company then decided to automate this task and now uses an area gripping system from Schmalz.