Vacuum Technology on Blechexpo 2019

Vacuum Technology at the Blechexpo

At the beginning of November, the who’s who of the sheet metal processing industry will meet in Stuttgart for the 14th time. And J. Schmalz GmbH will be there as well – at Blechexpo 2019 from November 5 to 8 in Hall 1 at Booth 1003 – presenting innovations from the world of vacuum automation and manual handling solutions.

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Industry solutions metal

Industry solutions automotive

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 highlights at this year's trade show include:


Compact Terminal SCTSi IO-Link Master

The compact terminal SCTSi is sort of the masterpiece of our engineers, a compact and powerful unit for vacuum generation in automated systems. Now Schmalz has enhanced the Ethernet version of the terminal by adding new modules. Via an IO-Link master that can be integrated into the terminal, field devices can be connected via IO-Link and thus communicate directly with the PLC. Digital field devices such as sensors are integrated via digital input modules – without separate I/O modules. The terminal thus becomes the central control unit for vacuum gripping systems.

Further information about the compact terminal SCTSi

Spring Plunger FST-LOCK-HD

In terms of hardware, Schmalz has further developed its spring plungers, grippers, and suction cups: The new spring plunger FST-LOCK-HD features an infinitely lockable plunger stroke. It is designed for gentle handling of flexible 3D components and is compatible with the holder system for tooling HT. This makes it possible to use the spring plunger in a wide variety of applications.

Spring Plunger FSTR-LOCK-HD

Suction Plates SUF

Thanks to their optimized friction structure, the new universal suction plates SUF are ideal for processes with high accelerations and the need for high suction forces. The plastic supporting plate helps to optimize weight. Thanks to a built-in NFC tag, the installation instructions and a product data sheet can be downloaded quickly.

Schmalz Tooling System SXT

The Schmalz Tooling System SXT is an innovative modular system comprised of all tooling components from a quick-change flange for robots, beams with connectors, holders as well as suction cups and magnetic grippers. It is designed for highly dynamic processes in fully automated automotive press lines or car body construction.

Further product highlights

Compact Ejectors SXMPi Class B

  • Suction capacity up to 220 l/min
  • Max. vacuum: 85 %
  • Basic body made of plastic
Magnetic Grippers SGM-HP/-HT

Magnetic Grippers SGM-HP/-HT

  • Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
  • Holding force: 28 to 560 N

Vacuum Switches VSi-HD

  • Compact Vacuum Switch VSi-HD without display with a robust design
  • Measuring range: –1 to 0 bar
Smart Device Interface SDI

Smart Device Interface SDI

  • USB IO-Link master
  • M12 connector, 5-pin
  • Operating software for laptop

Suction Cups for Handling Sheet Metal

  • Handling of metal sheets
  • Handling of convex and concave workpieces
  • High holding forces and shear force resistance

Compact Ejectors X-Pump SXPi / SXMPi with IO-Link

  • Suction capacity up to 220 l/min
  • Max. vacuum: 85 %
  • Body made of plastic

Vacuum and Pressure Switches VSi

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

Compact Ejectors SCPi / SMPi

  • Suction capacity up to 185 l/min
  • Max. vacuum: 85 %

Ejectors with Blow Off System SEAC RP

  • Suction capacity up to 35 l/min
  • Max. vacuum: 85 %

Ejectors with Active Blow Off SEAC

  • Suction capacity up to 35 l/min
  • Max. vacuum: 85 %
  • Body made of plastic

Universal Holders HTR-UNI

  • Mounting thread: M5
  • Connection: G1/4”

Holders for Double-Blank Sensors DBD

  • Suction ring diameter: 100 mm
  • Stroke: 36 mm
  • Height: 178 mm

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:

Vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex

  • JumboFlex for ergonomic one-hand operation for fast movement sequences
  • The lifting unit, operator handle, suction cups and vacuum generator can be configured
  • One-finger / two-finger control for right-handed and left-handed users
  • For workpieces up to 50 kg

VacuMaster Basic

  • Load-bearing capacities of up to 750 kg
  • Ergonomic operator handle
  • Malfunction-free manual sliding valve with clamp-safe catch lever

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 Coil

  • VacuMaster Coil for continuous swiveling by up to 90°
  • Maximum slit-coil thickness of 3.0 mm (aluminum) or 1.5 mm (steel)
  • Lift capacity up to 1,000 kg

VacuMaster Vario

  • VacuMaster Vario for large and heavy loads up to several tons
  • For sheet metal, metal plates and rotor blades
  • Lift capacity up to 2000 kg - higher capacities upon request

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

Vacuum Technology on the Blechexpo

Visit us in hall 1, booth 1003

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