3D Clamping Solutions

Workpieces with uneven, rounded or curved contours present a new challenge for clamping technology. With the Schmalz Basic Holding Fixture, complex components for CNC machining and measurement processes can be clamped without a problem. With the Suction Cup Balance SSCB, Schmalz has developed both a clamping system with precise positioning for 3D free-form surfaces and a gripping system equipped for automatic setup and simultaneous gripping.

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

Suction-Cup Balance

Clamping and gripping system for free-form 3D contours:

  • Precise, accurate workpiece positioning enabled by automated assembly processes
  • Workpiece contour mapping using 8 positioning pins
  • Pins can be controlled centrally or individually