A vacuum generator provides the basis for a vacuum system. In vacuum technology, a distinction can be made between pneumatic and electrical vacuum generators. Pneumatic vacuum generators are operated using compressed air and therefore enable a very compact design. This means they can be mounted directly where the vacuum is required. The vacuum solutions from Schmalz thus ensure the shortest possible cycle times. Vacuum generators that work with compressed air are referred to as ejectors.
Electrical vacuum generation is characterized by maximum suction capacity, which makes it ideal for handling porous workpieces or components with gaps. In vacuum systems, electrical vacuum generators are also used for particularly heavy workpieces. These types of vacuum generators can also be divided into the categories “vacuum pump” and “vacuum blower.”
Another essential component of a vacuum system is the gripper that makes contact with the workpiece. At Schmalz, a distinction is made between vacuum suction cups and special grippers. The right suction cup is essential to ensure safe operation of the vacuum system. With its comprehensive range of suction cups and special grippers, Schmalz has the optimum gripper for every application.
The vacuum generator and vacuum suction cup components are common to most vacuum technology systems. Thanks to the wide range of options and variants, Schmalz ensures that every application in the field of vacuum technology meets the highest quality requirements.