News about Vacuum Clamping Systems


Flexible clamping during machining: Update of the Schmalz Matrix-Plate MPL

If the milling cutter has to machine thin-walled or delicate workpieces, vacuum clamping systems are in demand. These fix flat components gently and reliably on the machine table of a CNC machining centre. Schmalz combines comfort and safety with its fundamentally revised MPL grid vacuum-plate.


Do not let go!

High forces occur during the machining of wood. For the efficient and at the same time dimensionally accurate milling process, the secure fixing of the workpieces therefore plays a decisive role. Schmalz offers corresponding suction blocks for all common machine tables on the market, which clamp securely despite high lateral forces, rough surfaces and curved contours. Brand new: The S6 suction cup series for SCM machines.


VCMC-Quick mechanical clamps for even shorter set-up times

With the VCMC-QUICK series, Schmalz presents its new mechanical clamping system for CNC machining centres with console and grid tables. The highlight of the new version: users can adjust the clamping height without tools. This simplifies and speeds up machine set-up.


Vacuum Blocks Featuring NCF Technology Communicate With Smartphones

Vacuum blocks from Schmalz now integrate the NFC transmission standard, marking the first-ever use of digital technology in the company’s vacuum clamping systems. This simplifies product identification for users via smartphone and also optimizes service processes.

Custom Vacuum Suction Cups for Glass Working

The vacuum specialist Schmalz has developed new suction cups for grinding glass workpieces on flat table machines produced by the Japanese manufacturer Bando Kiko.

Vacuum Clamping Technology Increases Machining Flexibility

J. Schmalz GmbH is expanding its extensive range of vacuum clamping solutions for metalworking with the flexible Innospann system. The fully compatible Vacuum Operation Center, which integrates completely with the system, is available for vacuum generation.