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Press kits

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Schmalz Vacuum Components Allow Efficient Handling of Sheet Metal

In order to load metal sheets into presses quickly and reliably, you need to have a good grip of the situation. This is why Swiss material flow specialist Güdel AG relies on Schmalz vacuum components: Powerful vacuum grippers combined with intelligent vacuum generators make for short machining times. During machining, the vacuum generators record relevant process data and make it available via a range of communication channels. This allows Güdel to lay the foundations for predictive maintenance, thus preventing costly downtime.


On the road to autonomous warehouses: Gripping technology takes key position

Rarely before has automation technology experienced such a fundamental transformation than at present—massively influenced by increasing digitization of all areas of value creation. It begins with the ordering of goods, which increasingly takes place online. These developments bring new challenges for the shipment of goods and especially for the handling technology needed to carry it out. Gripping systems are taking on a key position as the interface to the product: If they do not function reliably, even the most sophisticated automation...


Intelligently Refined: New Vacuum Lifting Device from Schmalz Handles Windows of up to 500 Kilograms

J. Schmalz GmbH has expanded its range of vacuum lifting devices for windows, glass sheets and other glass components by adding a new version with a lift capacity of up to 500 kg. The VacuMaster Window 500 Comfort+ lets you handle workpieces safely and ergonomically. An integrated system for recording operating data allows you to perform predictive maintenance and reduce maintenance costs.


Powerful Magnetic Grippers for Hot Parts

Schmalz’s new series of magnetic grippers are designed to handle ferromagnetic workpieces and feature high holding forces and excellent temperature resistance. These grippers make it easier to handle ferromagnetic workpieces such as perforated plates, laser-cut parts or sheet metal with drill holes and apertures. Custom connection options ensure that there is always a surface on the product that is suitable for gripping.


Packaging Market: Important Role for Vacuum Handling Technology

The German packaging machinery industry is known for its high specialization and outstanding export quotas. A growing variety of packaging types and materials has led to an increase in the demand for flexibility and efficiency of the machines. This also has implications for automation and handling technology—in particular, for the optimization of process chains. The J. Schmalz GmbH firm recognized this development early and offers an extensive product range of economical vacuum solutions for transporting products with varying properties quickly...


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.


Custom Vacuum Suction Cups for Glass Working

The vacuum specialist Schmalz has developed new suction cups for grinding glass workpieces on flat table machines produced by the Japanese manufacturer Bando Kiko.


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,...


Schmalz to present a new series of magnetic grippers at the Motek trade show

J. Schmalz GmbH will be presenting solutions for a wide range of automated and manual handling applications at the Motek 2016 trade show in Stuttgart (October 10 to 13). The company will introduce the new SGM-HP/-HT series of magnetic grippers as well as many other solutions at booths 3020 and 3110 in hall 3. These grippers can handle ferromagnetic workpieces and feature high holding forces and excellent temperature resistance.


Vacuum power for versatility: Schmalz exhibits solutions for the packaging industry at the FachPack trade show

J. Schmalz GmbH will be exhibiting automated and manual vacuum handling solutions for the packaging and food and beverage industries at the FachPack 2016 trade show (September 27 to 29 in Nuremberg). New products at the Schmalz booth (booth 105 in hall 2) include the oval tubular bag suction cup SPOB1f for flow-wrap packaging processes in packaging machines.