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Schmalz China won the Golden Finger Robot Prize

The prize was awarded by CMIF, China Machinery Industry Federation.


Schmalz acquires the GPS – Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme GmbH

The Schmalz Group is expanding: With retroactive effect from January 1, 2017, Schmalz has acquired all the shares of “GPS Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme GmbH” (Association for Production Systems) in Stuttgart. Schmalz is specialized on automation and handling solutions based on vacuum. GPS becomes part of the international Schmalz network with 17 locations worldwide.


Schmalz at Ligna: Wood working enhanced by vacuum technology

“Making more out of wood” was the motto at Ligna 2017 in Hanover, from May 22 to 26. Workpiece handling plays an integral tole in commercial wood working. J. Schmalz GmbH will be presenting powerful systems for manual and automated vacuum handling in the wood and furniture industries in hall 15, booth A06. A new addition is the area gripper FMHD for reliable transport of unplaned workpieces.


Schmalz at Interpack 2017: Vacuum Technology for Efficient Handling of Packages

From May 4 to 10, 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany, everything will focus on packaging. J. Schmalz GmbH will be presenting solutions for automated and manual vacuum handling at the Interpack trade show. The highlights at booth A40 in hall 13 will include oval tubular bag suction cups for fast flow-wrap processes and silicone bellows suction cups for the food and beverage industry that can be detected by a metal detector.


Schmalz at the HANNOVER MESSE 2017 Trade Show: Intelligent Vacuum Solutions for Networked Production

The main theme at this year’s Hannover Messe is “Integrated Industry – Creating Value” and the trade show will highlight how the vision of networked industry has become reality. In Hall 17, Booth E26, the vacuum specialist Schmalz will present smart field devices and other vacuum solutions that make production processes multiple times more efficient and transparent.


Volkswagen names Schmalz “Top Innovator of the 2016 Volkswagen Logistics Day”

Volkswagen has named J. Schmalz GmbH “Top Innovator of the 2016 Volkswagen Logistics Day.” The automotive company honored the vacuum specialist's forward-looking projects in manual handling. Out of about 180 participants, Schmalz was appointed to a shortlist of the 20 best innovators by logistics experts from VW and the Institute for Production Management (IPM).


Minister President Kretschmann Inaugurates Schmalz's New Building in India

After an eight-month construction period, the Minister President of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, inaugurated Schmalz's new production and office building in Pune (India) on January 24. The new building offers an additional surface area of around 1,600 square meters – more than double the surface area of the existing building.


Schmalz at the LogiMAT 2017: A comprehensive display of handling technology

“Shaping change – digital, networked, innovative”: That’s the slogan that will lure specialists in the fields of distribution, material flow and information flow to Stuttgart, Germany, for the LogiMAT 2017, which will take place from March 14 to 16. J. Schmalz GmbH will use the trade show as a platform to present to the public its comprehensive range of efficient vacuum handling solutions for a multitude of intra-logistics applications.


Schmalz Vacuum Technology Handles Plastics Reliably and Gently

Automating the mass production of plastic parts requires efficient material flows in the processes before and after production. At the K trade fair in Düsseldorf (October 19 to 26), Schmalz will be exhibiting high-performance vacuum technology for fast and reliable handling of plastic objects with various properties. A wide range of vacuum gripping systems, vacuum components and vacuum lifters will be on display at booth E04 in hall 9.


Schmalz at the EuroBLECH Trade Show: Vacuum Solutions for Gentle and Reliable Handling of Sheet Metal

J. Schmalz GmbH will be presenting a range of innovative vacuum technology products at EuroBLECH 2016, an international trade show for sheet metal machining technology (October 25 to 29 in Hanover). These products include vacuum components and systems for automated and manual handling and clamping of sheet metal. Vacuum specialist Schmalz offers solutions for all processes along the added-value chain—for example for reliably transporting hot and deformed sheet metal without damaging it. Users, for instance those from the automotive industry,...