Vacuum Technology for Automation

Wide range of individual components for designing your own vacuum systems. Customized ready-to-connect gripping systems.

Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems

Ergonomic handling technology for manual work processes. The solutions consist of a vacuum lifter and compatible crane system.

Vacuum Clamping Technology

Vacuum clamping technology for reliable and warp-free processing of workpieces in CNC machining centers.

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Filter components for automation

Filter clamping technology for CNC machining

Vacuum and Pressure Switches VSi

Vacuum and Pressure Switches VSi

  • Electronic vacuum and pressure switch with and without display
  • Measuring range: -1 to 10 bar
  • Switching function: PNP, NPN
Basic Ejectors SBPL

Basic Ejectors SBPL

  • Suction capacity: 290 to 1,140 l/min
  • Max. vacuum: 61 to 90%
  • Body made of plastics

Vacuum Blocks VCBL-B

  • For all common grid tables
  • Requires an adapter ring ISAP-R as vacuum block mounting
  • Integrated touch valve
  • Various heights possible
Bell-Shaped Suction Cups SAXM

Bell-Shaped Suction Cups SAXM

  • Diameter: 20 to 115 mm
  • Material: ED
  • Connection element modular

Replacement Suction Plates

  • Replacement suction plates for restoring a vacuum block after wear
Ejector Modules ecoPump SEP

Ejector Modules ecoPump SEP

  • Suction rate up to 309 l/min
  • For airtight or porous workpieces

Bellows Suction Cups FSGA (1.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 6 to 78 mm
  • Material: HT1, NBR, NK, SI
  • Connection nipple plugged into elastomer part
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Custom Vacuum Suction Cups for Glass Working

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Door lifting made easy

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Vacuum Technology from one of the Leading Worldwide Providers

Real competitive benefits thanks to modern vacuum technology

Vacuum technology is in demand in a variety of industry sectors and is utilized in many ways ranging from individual components to complete solutions. Schmalz is one of the world's leading providers, combining decades of experience and comprehensive expertise with the ambition to create custom solutions for our customers from industry and trade. We help companies in the automation technology, handling technology and clamping technology sectors to design their production processes more efficiently and strike new paths with the help of vacuum technology.

A feature of all vacuum components and systems is the use of a vacuum as a holding force. Vacuum technology is employed in a variety of industries – Schmalz aids and assists companies from a multitude of sectors, including the automotive industry, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the glass and woodworking sector, logistics, packaging and wind energy. We place a special emphasis on meeting the specific requirements of different industry sectors and creating individual solutions with vacuum technology.

Formed in 1910, Schmalz is now one of the world's leading providers of vacuum technology for automotive, handling and clamping technology. Our international network supports companies at home and abroad, providing you with real competitive benefits thanks to our expertise and many years of experience. Expert system consultants are there for you from the first planning steps to the commissioning and assembly of your system and beyond. You can look forward to working with a reliable and trustful partner that sets new benchmarks in your production processes with vacuum technology and impressive solutions with the highest degree of technical innovation and functionality.

Innovative vacuum technology: from single components to system solutions

With individual vacuum components ranging from suction pads to special grippers to vacuum generators, Schmalz has a hugely diverse product portfolio that can be precisely tailored to a variety of requirements. As well as this range of individual components, the portfolio includes Schmalz vacuum gripping systems, which are available as large-area or layer gripping systems and suction spiders. Their modular design gives these complete and ready-to-connect systems maximum flexibility for custom application.

Vacuum handling systems from Schmalz simplify work processes and ensure gentle and efficient handling of workpieces, while our clamping solutions offer precise and reliable clamping functions tailored to your requirements.

In the area of vacuum technology, Schmalz offers a hugely diverse product and service portfolio that can be adapted to create the optimum solution for specific customer needs and ideas. You can also find more information in our new vacuum component catalog, showcasing over 3,500 products on 700 pages – and guaranteed to have the right solution for any task.