Vacuum Clamping Technology for the Glass Industry

The Highest Level of Safety and Precision


Schmalz Inc.
5850 Oak Forest Drive
Raleigh NC 27616
United States of America

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Glass is a universal material whose physical and chemical properties allow it to be used in a wide variety of different applications. Not only the amount of glass used in architecture and the automotive sector is increasing the fastest, but also the use of glass in displays is also very much on the rise.

Schmalz clamping solutions ensure flexible and efficient production processes in glass processing. Vacuum blocks with special friction pads are wear resistant and guarantee precise results, even in challenging operating conditions. High lateral force absorption and low height tolerances ensure optimal quality while grinding glass edges. Minimum set-up times enable the output of the lines to be increased.

In addition to powerful holding forces, the height tolerance also plays an important role in the grinding process of glass, because even minimal height differences can cause significant fluctuations in quality. With the vacuum blocks VCBL-G, the workpieces are clamped safely and precisely. In addition to the high shear force, the vacuum blocks ensure minimal height tolerances for a high quality of theglass edges.

Vacuum Block VCBL-GL

  • Grinding of building, design and automotive glass
  • Extreme holding forces on dry or wet glass
  • Workpiece surfaces left entirely free of marks

Vacuum Clamping Technology for Clamping Float Glass and Building Glass

Vacuum Blocks VCBL-GL

  • 2-circuit vacuum systems
  • With two hose connections
Automatic processes in the glass industry

For automated processes, Schmalz offers vacuum components and gripping systems ready for connection

Vacuum technology for automated processes in the glass industry

Vacuum lifters and smoothly running crane systems make manual processes more ergonomic

Vacuum lifters and cranes for manual processes for the glass industry