Press kit for Schmalz Press Days 2017

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Flexible and Transparent Processes in Our Increasingly Digital World

Digitalization is transforming industry. It is changing processes and business models, and it is requiring some companies to seek completely new strategies: in their daily work, in their contact with customers and above all in product development. For Schmalz, a specialist in vacuum automation, digitalization presents opportunities and challenges in equal measure. A quick glance in the product catalog shows how the company is already taking advantage of these many opportunities. Many of the solutions for networked factories have been in use for years. Schmalz therefore benefits from its “domain knowledge,” or knowledge relating to practical applications. The company also has plenty of ideas for new business models.

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New vacuum generator from Schmalz: Creating a vacuum without compressed air

The electrical vacuum generator ECBP from J. Schmalz GmbH represents a new generation of intelligent vacuum generators that do not require compressed air. The ECBP has an integrated interface for connection to grippers and robots, and is particularly suited for use on lightweight robots in mobile robotics as well as for stationary handling tasks.

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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.

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From the Field to the Cloud with No Configuration Needed

The platform-independent SICON Gateway connects IO-Link-enabled actuators and sensors from different manufacturers to MES/ERP systems and supplies valuable data from the production process to the cloud. The Gateway was developed by the company GPS Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme GmbH (Association for Production Systems). GPS has been part of the Schmalz Group since the beginning of the year.

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A Lifting Aid That You Can Wear

In manual handling tasks, body-assist robotics can significantly reduce the negative impact on human health. Schmalz is seeing increasing demand for products that assist workers in transporting light loads. As part of a research project, the company has developed an exoskeleton that lends an extra set of legs for lifting loads from low heights – literally.

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Fast Processes in Motorhome Construction

Qualified employees, modern machinery, efficient logistics – these are Capron GmbH’s recipe for success. The company manufactures a range of high-quality motorhomes, from two-person designs all the way to family-sized vehicles. To make these motorhomes, Capron uses vacuum technology from J. Schmalz GmbH – which is based in the town of Glatten in Germany’s Black Forest – along its entire added-value chain. Around 30 tube lifters, vacuum grippers and clamping solutions ensure stable, fast and ergonomic processes – from milling the shelves to installing the roof.

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