Special Grippers

Different models of special grippers

Special grippers are used in applications in which regular suction cups cannot be used. Special grippers are used to handle wafers, films, paper, fragile workpieces or textile fiber composites. They serve as a connection element between the workpiece and the handling system just like the suction cup.

Schmalz separates special grippers into the following series:

Our selection aid includes information that should be observed when selecting the right special gripper.

Schmalz Special Grippers

Magnetic Grippers

  • Magnetic gripping
  • Handling of ferromagnetic workpieces

Needle Grippers

  • Gripping through the insertion of needles
  • Handling of workpieces that are difficult to pick up using suction
  • Handling of porous materials

Floating Suction Cups

  • Gripping using the Bernoulli principle
  • Low-contact handling of thin and sensitive workpieces
  • Elastomer cushion for absorbing shear forces

Composite Grippers

  • Gentle handling of extremely thin plastic films
  • Handling of thin glass and blank printed-circuit boards
  • Integrated vacuum generation

Wafer Grippers

  • Grippers for gentle handling of wafers and cells
  • Integrated vacuum generation
  • Maximum process reliability

Thin glass grippers

  • Gently grip the thinnest glass
  • Extremely dynamic and contamination-free handling
  • Integrated vacuum generation or connection for external vacuum generation

Feed Ejectors

  • Suction rate up to 8,640 l/min
  • Diameter 6 to 75 mm

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