Vacuum Area Gripping System FXP and FMP

Universal grippers for handling different workpieces

The vacuum area gripping systems FXP and FMP guarantee maximum flexibility during automated handling processes. This universal gripper makes automated palletizing, depalletizing, order picking and sorting of the most varied goods in varying dimensions with only one gripper possible. Workpieces made from the most varied materials, such as carton, wood, metal sheets (dry) and plastic, both with and without cut-outs, can be handled.


  • Universal gripper for handling workpieces regardless of size, geometry, material and surface
  • Handling of workpieces made from various materials, such as wood (coated or unplaned), packaging (boxes, bags or cans), metal sheets, glass, plastics, CFRP, etc.
  • Handling of porous workpieces and workpieces with gaps
  • Handling of workpieces with an undefined pick-up position
  • Mark-free handling of sensitive workpieces such as display glass
  • Ideal for use on robots due to its low weight

Your Benefits

  • A benchmark test indicates that the FXP / FMP series from Schmalz generates an 86 % higher suction force on average than comparable grippers on the market
  • Handling of workpieces wider than 20 mm, regardless of material, geometry, surface and position
  • Optimization of the flow ensures that energy is used more efficiently, which permanently reduces operating costs
  • Maximum acceleration within the process and reducing system costs by use of smaller robots
  • Low-noise operation with a sound level of only 74 dB(A)
  • Easy retooling of flow technology and fast replacement of sealing elements

Area Vacuum Gripping System FXP and FMP

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Application features FXP FMP
Minimization of interfering edges caused by hoses and attached vacuum generator (integration of functions)
Easy mounting and quick connection of the gripper
Minimal system costs (investment costs for vacuum generation including hoses and controller)
Minimal operating costs (because of the option of electrical vacuum generation), especially for applications with multiple grippers
Handling of highly porous workpieces

Flexible, Quick-Change Sealing Elements

Sealing foam and suction cups can be changed quickly and easily due to the optimized adhesive film and the push-in function

Sealing Foam with Quick-Change Adhesive Film


  • Optimal adjustment capabilities
  • Quick rebound for short cycle times
  • Replaceable without adhesive residue and without the need to clean the sheet
  • Intended for workpieces wider than 20 mm (in the design with 5 suction rows, on request)
  • With optional filter mat
  • Available as an option with SU protective layer for mark-free handling of sensitive workpieces

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Suction Cups with Push-in Function

  • Optimal height compensation and damping effect
  • Quick replacement due to the push-in mechanism
  • Diameters 20 mm and 40 mm
  • Made from FDA-compliant silicone
  • With optional insert filter

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Application features Sealing foam Suction cups
Rigid workpieces such as sheets, metal sheets, boards, sections and pallets
Flexible workpieces such as cardboard boxes, sacks, bags and trays
Elongated workpieces such as strips, sections, boards
Workpieces with rough and structured surface
Handling of smaller product layers such as jars (open or closed) and cans with a continuous edge

Innovative Valve Technology

Valve type and size can be changed easily and quickly in case of changing requirements

Check Valves SVK

  • Ball valves integrated in the base section for closing off uncovered suction cells
  • Leak-free integrated, resulting in a higher vacuum as well as improved energy efficiency and holding force
  • Valve film with clover shape for high flow rate and quick picking up and blowing off
  • Proper functioning ensured even with unplaned surfaces

Flow Restrictors SW

  • Valve film with integrated flow restrictors to minimize leakage losses due to uncovered suctions cells
  • Suitable for swiveling operations and high accelerations
  • Different flow diameters available (optional)

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