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Vacuum Technology at the AWFS

AWFS brings industry and trade together and shows the latest developments and trends in the field of wood. Schmalz is presenting powerful systems – both for manual and automated vacuum handling in the woodworking and furniture industries.

Schmalz at the AWFS 2019 in Las Vegas

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Vacuum Lifters and Crane Systems for Manual Processes

Vacuum lifters can help achieve ergonomic and efficient processes. The vacuum lifter relieves the user of the weight of the workpiece, which helps prevent injuries due to the continual lifting and moving of heavy loads. Our highlights at this year's trade show include:

Product highlights

Vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo

  • Tube lifter JumboErgo for dynamic handling of flat workpieces
  • The lifting unit, operator handle, suction cups and vacuum generator can be configured
  • Swivel workpieces by 90° (optional with JumboErgo PSE)
  • Workpieces up to 300 kg

VacuMaster Comfort

  • Load-bearing capacities of up to 750 kg
  • Operator handle with integrated control of the lifting device and the chain hoist
  • Controlled vacuum generator for reduced energy consumption

Crane Systems and Jib Cranes

  • Aluminum crane systems and jib cranes for indoors
  • Optimally adjustable to the nominal lift capacity of the vacuum lifters
  • Outstanding low-friction operation and low moving mass

VacuMaster Multi

  • VacuMaster Multi for handling wooden workpieces
  • Two variants for horizontal handling or for swiveling workpieces by 90°
  • Lift capacity up to 400 kg

VacuMaster HHVM

  • VacuMaster HHVM for vertical handling and swiveling of wooden boards
  • For removing wooden boards from upright storage
  • Lift capacity up to 200 kg

VacuMaster VHB

  • VacuMaster VHB for handling wooden boards and beams
  • For planks, boards and bars with a width of 120 mm or more
  • Lift capacity up to 500 kg

Vacuum Clamping Technology to Clamp Workpieces

Using vacuum clamping technology, suction is applied to the bottom of the workpieces to hold them securely on the machine table. This allows the workpiece to be processed on five sides without modifying the machinery. Schmalz offers a broad range of clamping equipment for all table types and various manufacturers.


Mechanical clamp VCMC holds narrow workpieces reliably

The mechanical clamping system for CNC machining centers with console tables can also securely hold narrow workpieces such as frame parts. This allows the user to adapt the eccentrically positioned clamping disc to the corresponding workpiece height without tools. The mechanical clamp reaches a clamping force of up to 700 Newtons.

Vacuum blocks VCBL-G-K1 for nesting tables

Nesting is one of the latest trends in the manufacturing industry. Nesting milling is an interesting process, especially for small batch sizes. The vacuum block VCBL-G-K1 from Schmalz was specially developed for use on nesting tables. The low working height of 30 mm means that the VCBL can also be used in 3-axis machining centers with low Z values.

Further product highlights

Clamping Equipment for 1-Circuit Systems

  • Clamping elements for single-circuit systems from Schmalz
  • Extensive portfolio of standard vacuum blocks and supplements for processing narrow and small components

Clamping Equipment for 2-Circuit Systems

  • 2-circuit vacuum systems
  • Hose-free
  • Pre-fixation to console by means of vacuum

Clamping Equipment for Systems from Biesse

  • For 1-circuit vacuum systems
  • Hose-free
  • Pre-fixation in the vacuum block mountings
  • Integrated touch valve

Clamping Equipment for Nesting Table Systems

  • Vacuum system for nesting machine tables
  • With a hose connection

Clamping Equipment for Flat Table Systems

  • Clamping Equipment especially designed for use on any flat table

Flexibilization of CNC Machining Centers

  • Consisting of suction cup and suction block mounting

Clamping Equipment for Manual Work

  • Clamping equipment for clamping workpieces for manual processing

Clamping Equipment for Narrow Workpieces

  • Clamping equipment for effortlessly clamping narrow workpieces
  • Schmalz vacuum clamping technology can be used in a variety of table systems

Replacement Suction Plates

  • Replacement suction plates for restoring a vacuum block after wear

Vacuum Technology for Automation

Schmalz offers a wide range of vacuum components for an even wider range of industries. From suction cups to mounting equipment to vacuum generation, customers can obtain all components needed for a vacuum system from a single source. Our product spectrum for the packaging and logistics industry include:


Robust area gripping system for handling of timber

Area gripping system FMHD

The area gripping system FMHD is particularly suitable for handling rough sawn workpieces. This gripper handles freshly glued boards, house walls, cuttings and planed timber products reliably and safely. The gripper is especially robust and light. Its design makes it exceptionally easy to service. Contaminations can be removed easily thanks to the quick-change system.

Details on the area gripping system FMHD

Further product highlights

Suction Cups for Handling Wood

  • Handling of wood and wooden boards
  • Designs with special sealing edge and sensing valve

Vacuum and Pressure Switches VSi

  • Electronic vacuum and pressure switch
  • Measuring range: -1 to 10 bar
  • Switching function: PNP, NPN

Vacuum Blowers

  • High flow rate with low vacuum
  • Optional frequency control and electro-pneumatic reversing
  • For porous workpieces

Basic Ejectors SBPL

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

Vacuum Area Gripping Systems FXP/FMP

  • Universal gripper for automated palletizing / de-palletizing, commissioning and sorting
  • Dimensions: 442 x 130 to 1,432 x 130 mm
  • Sealing element: sealing foam, suction cup

Vacuum Suction Spider SSP

  • Custom made end-of-arm-toolings

Vacuum Area Gripping Systems SBX-C

  • Strong and robust gripper for the woodworking industry
  • Dimensions: 1,040 x 200 to 1,250 x 400 mm
  • Sealing element: Sealing foam

Vacuum Technology on the AWFS

Visit us at booths 7800 & 10204

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