Vacuum Technology for Processes in the Secondary Packaging Sector

Vacuum Technology for Processes in the Secondary Packaging Sector

Secondary packaging, also known as outer packaging, covers the primarily packed product. This means that secondary packaging doesn’t come into direct contact with the product itself (e.g. food and beverages), and has different requirements for vacuum technology.

In this step, vacuum technology from Schmalz is used to open the outer packaging and set the primary-packed product into the outer packaging. Vacuum technology is used in virtually all processes in the secondary packaging sector: case packing, blister packing, form-fill-seal (FSS) processes and cardboard packaging.

Requirements for Vacuum Technology

Handling both rigid and flexibly packed products
The grippers have to flexibly adapt to different packaging materials. Plastic films can only be gripped by suction cups with particularly flexible sealing lips. Porous, abrasive cardboard boxes require suction cups with excellent sealing properties and particularly long service lives.

Handling blister packs, ampouls, vials and syringes in the pharmaceutical industry
Blister packs, ampules and vials require suction cups with small diameters. At the same time, the products must be safely moved or held in place. The broad range of suction cups also meets the high hygienic requirements.

Contact

Schmalz Inc.
5850 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh NC 27616
United States of America

Tel. +1 919 713-0880
Fax +1 919 713-0883
schmalz@schmalz.us
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Products for the secondary packaging sector

Starter Set VEE

  • 120 VEE components
  • Including eight suction cups SPB4-30
  • Build up to two turnkey VEE configurations

Flat Suction Cups SPF

  • Diameter: 10 to 60 mm
  • Material: ED
  • Connection element modular

Bellows Suction Cups SPB1 (1.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 10 to 80 mm
  • Material: ED
  • Connection element modular

Bellows Suction Cups SPOB1 (Oval, 1.5 Folds)

  • Dimensions: 60 x 20 and 100 x 40 mm
  • Material: ED
  • Connection element modular
Bellows Suction Cups SPOB1f (Oval, 1.5 Folds)
New

Bellows Suction Cups SPOB1f (Oval, 1.5 Folds)

  • Dimensions: 35 x 15 to 80 x 35 mm
  • Material: SI (suitable for applications in the food industry)

Bellows Suction Cups SPB4 (4.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
  • Material: SI, SI-HD (suitable for applications in the food industry)
Bellows Suction Cups SPB4f (4.5 Folds)
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Bellows Suction Cups SPB4f (4.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 30 to 50 mm
  • Material: SI, SI-HD (suitable for applications in the food industry)
  • Modular connection nipple or push-in function
Bellows Suction Cups SPB2f (2.5 Folds)
New

Bellows Suction Cups SPB2f (2.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 30 to 50 mm
  • Material: SI (use in the food and beverage industry)

Bellows Suction Cups FGA PVC (1.5 Folds)

  • Diameter: 13 to 22 mm
  • Material: PVC (suitable for applications in the food industry)

Flat Suction Cups SGPN

  • Diameter: 15 to 40 mm
  • Material: FPM, HT1, NK, SI
  • Connection nipple plugged into elastomer part