Area Gripping Systems FMHD

Robust gripping system with integrated reservoir for external vacuum generation


  • For the efficient handling of sawn timber, planed and glued products, plate products, construction timber, pallets and box elements
  • Handling naturally grown material with knotholes, cracks and heavily twisted, rough surfaces
  • Ideal for the rough application conditions in sawmills or in woodworking and furniture construction
  • Can be used for layer-wise unstacking and relocation of workpieces

We would be happy to help you design your gripper system. From the project planning and design stages all the way through to the day your product starts operation - we will be with you all the way.

Product Inquiry

The area gripping system FMHD can be integrated into systems quickly and efficiently and is equipped with a connection for external vacuum generation. Due to its integrated vacuum reservoir and robust, easy-to-maintain design, this gripper is particularly well suited to performing handling tasks under demanding environmental conditions. In addition, these grippers are ideal for operation with industrial robots and gantries due to their low weight and compact dimensions.

  • Aluminum basic profile (1) with integrated vacuum storage for high rigidity with low dead weight
  • Hose connection and separating cylinder (2); connection of external vacuum generators
  • End cover (3) with control valves for separating cylinder and blow-off function
  • Valve profile (4) with integrated missile valves
  • Quick change profile with sealing foam and quick-change adhesive film (5); easy to maintain

Especially easy to service

The foldable quick-change suction plate permits quick and easy maintenance of the gripper. In addition, a compact cylinder unit, a new clip-on valve film, and the quick-change foam enable highly optimized maintenance procedures.

Suction plate with a width of 250 mm for increased load

More holding power

Outstanding holding force for heavily porous and twisted workpieces thanks to integrated vacuum reservoir

Minimal maintenance work

Maintenance cost reduced by up to 70% through three-piece profile design

Unique flexibility

Handling of workpieces from 35 mm width, regardless of geometry, surface and position

High energy efficiency

Sustainable reduction of operating costs through flow optimization and more efficient use of energy

Low weight

Maximum acceleration within the process and reduced system costs through use of smaller robots

Integration of functions

High functional safety and minimized installation costs due to integrated vacuum and depositing valve

Ordering Guide for the FMHD

We always produce our gripping systems FMHD to fit the customer’s application. The table below lets you determine the product key for your gripper yourself. Please send us the product key afterwards using the inquiry form.

Sample Product Key:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
FMHD CV1 1260 2R28 O20 C155L P A6L 126 V1 CA1

Product key selection aid:


Field Meaning Available designs Value in the example
1 Abbreviated gripper type designation


FMHD- 250 (excess width 250 mm)

2 Valve technology CV1 – ball check valve CV1
3 Length (total) From 350 mm to 1806 mm in a 14 mm grid [in mm] 1260
4 Grid Two rows with 28 mm valve interval 2R28
5 Foam type O10O10 – Material O10O10
O20 – Material O20
O10O10S05 – Material O10O10S05
O10O10F – Material O10O10F
6 Cylinder position Distance from left gripper edge to the center of the cylinder [in mm] C155L
7 Switch function P – PNP switching P
8 Connector S60 – straight, 60 mm Ø
A6L – angle, 60 mm Ø, links
COV – with cover plate
OPE – open
9 Position of connector Distance from left gripper edge to the center of the support [in mm] 126
10 Vacuum display V1 – gauge VAM 40 V U
V2 – vacuum switch VSi
11 Compressed air connection CA1 – plug-in nipple 7.2
CA2 – plug-in screw union 12