Vacuum Technology in Press Shops
In press shops, the individual metal sheets that will later be combined to make the car body are produced. The metal sheets are supplied in large rolls called coils. The cut metal blanks are then placed in the press lines and pressed into the appropriate shape using various press stages - very complex geometries can be created. Schmalz products can be found everywhere in the press shop, from the handling of the coils to the hot forming and the final end-of-line acceptance.
Schmalz products are used in this area to transport workpieces quickly and reliably between the individual steps in the process. Suction cups are generally used on the end-of-arm tooling to allow safe, precise handling, even on extremely oily surfaces and at high acceleration rates. Developed especially for the press shop sector, vacuum generators with automatic air-saving functions and intelligent additional functions such as condition monitoring or energy monitoring ensure efficiency, safety and reduced downtime.