Vacuum technology on the Hannover Messe

Vacuum Technology at the Hannover Messe

Schmalz will be presenting its wide range of vacuum solutions at this year's trade show: This includes vacuum technology for automation, vacuum lifters and crane systems for manual processes.

Further information

Industry solutions packaging

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 include:


Magnetic Grippers SGM

Schmalz developed these high-performance magnetic grippers specifically for handling ferromagnetic workpieces. The gripper is available in two versions: The HP (High Performance) version generates high holding forces for particularly heavy workpieces. The HT (High Temperature) version with an optional friction ring is suitable for high-temperature applications up to 250 degrees Celsius.

Magnetic grippers SGM

Compact Terminal SCTMi

The Compact Terminal SCTMi consists of several block-mounted, intelligent compact ejectors. It can be used on universal component grippers, for example. Each ejector is equipped with an intelligent energy and process control: the vacuum circuits can be actuated and monitored individually.

Compact Terminal SCTMi

Layer gripping system SPZ

The layer gripping system SPZ-M can reliably grip layers of cans and glass of different sizes and shapes without damaging them. Users thus achieve high throughput and save time because the system does not need to be retooled when products are changed.

Layer gripping system SPZ

Further product highlights

Vacuum Suction Cups

Our product range includes a variety of suction cups with various shapes, sizes and materials, providing the right suction cup for every application. Suction cups consist of a elastomer part and a connection nipple.

Compact Ejectors

  • Integrated suction and blow off valves
  • Integrated filter and vacuum switch
  • Optional air saving function and functions for energy and process control

Area Gripping Systems and End Effectors

  • Universal area gripping systems
  • Modular system for end effectors
  • Ready to connect to a huge range of robot applications

Special Grippers

Special grippers can be used for applications in which regular suction pads cannot generate a vacuum. Schmalz offers a variety of special grippers with various shapes, sizes and principles of operation.

Switches and System Monitoring

Devices for system monitoring are crucial to ensure the safe operation of a vacuum system. Schmalz offers a wide range of switches, measuring and control devices, as well as warning devices.

Valve Technology

Valves are used to control the vacuum as well as the compressed air. The right valves can increase both the process reliability and the cost-effectiveness of the vacuum system.

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:


Gripper for small load carriers

At picking workstations, small load carriers have to be moved quickly and in large quantities. For these areas, the flexible box gripper for the vacuum tube lifter Jumbo is particularly effective. It significantly improves the ergonomics of the workstation and boosts efficiency.

Vacuum tube lifter JumboErgo

Vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex

Further product highlights


  • Workpieces up to 300 kg in different formats
  • Twist grip for safe operation
  • Workpieces swivel by up to 90° (optional)


  • Workpieces up to 50 kg
  • One-hand operation for rapid movement processes

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

JumboSprint Ex

  • Compact workpieces up to 250 kg
  • Rotating operator handle for precise operation
  • For use in areas where there is a risk of explosion

3D Clamping Solutions

Workpieces with uneven, rounded or curved contours present a new challenge for clamping technology. With clamping solutions from Schmalz, complex components for CNC machining and measurement processes can be clamped without a problem.

Basic Holding Fixture BHF

  • Clamping solution consisting of the Uni-Base suction pad mount and suction cups
  • For smooth surfaces with a hose connection (UB…G) or for Innospann Steel-Plate (UB…ISST)
  • Prefastening on machine table using vacuum or magnetic force
  • A range of suction cups with angle compensation are available

Vacuum Technology on the Hannover Messe

Visit us in hall 17, booth E26

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