Mounting Elements

Different mounting elements

Schmalz offers a broad product range of mounting elements to integrate grippers (suction cups or special grippers) into gripping systems. The following mounting elements can basically be distinguished:

  • Spring plunger
  • Sections, crossbeams and connectors
  • Jointed mountings
  • Holders and adapters

Vacuum End Effectors

Vacuum End Effector

The Schmalz modular system for vacuum end effectors (VEE) allows fast, flexible configuration of end effectors for different processes. A wide selection of combinations of vacuum feed and zones, connection elements and suction cup connections is available to create the matching end effector.
Vacuum end effectors can be combined with many suction cups from the Schmalz product range (See “Vacuum Suction Cups”)

Sections, Crossbeams And Connectors


These elements are used to build the basic structure of a vacuum gripping system. To reduce the number of hoses, you can build the sections as vacuum distributors with end covers and sealing frames.

Holders And Adapters


The suction cups are attached to the basic structure or the traverse with holders and adapters. Different types of aluminum sections or square and round tubes are available.

Spring Plungers

Spring Plunger

Spring plungers are used to compensate height differences of workpieces. They also cushion the impact of the suction cup and allow handling of fragile workpieces.

Jointed Mountings

Jointed Mounting

Jointed mountings provide a better adaption of the suction cup to the workpiece due to the design of Flexolink FLK and ball joint KGL that can be swiveled in all directions.

Suctions Cups

Our selection aid includes information that should be observed when selecting the right mounting element.

Schmalz Mounting Elements

Spring plungers

  • Compensation of height differences
  • For setting grippers down gently

Holder for Suction Cups and Spring Plungers

  • For suspending suction cups and spring plungers

Jointed Mountings

  • Multi-directional jointed mountings for adjusting the suction cups to uneven surfaces

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