News about Vacuum Technology for Automation

05/20/2019

Vacuum Technology for the Digital Factory

In order for electrical vacuum generators, grippers and compact ejectors to be visible to the smart factory, they must provide digital energy and process data in real time. Schmalz integrates interfaces such as IO-Link, Ethernet and NFC in its vacuum components, creating the intelligent foundation needed for networked manufacturing.

03/31/2019

The New SCPM: Vacuum Generation Made Compact

Small, powerful and scalable – the SCPM from J. Schmalz GmbH represents a new series of compact ejectors that can be integrated directly into the vacuum gripping system thanks to their slim, lightweight design.

03/29/2019

Small, Strong, Electric: New Vacuum Generator ECBPM

Schmalz adds electrical vacuum generators to its product family. The new CobotPump ECBPM (M stands for “Mini”) is designed especially for the automated handling of small parts with a single suction cup. This lightweight and compact solution is typically used on collaborative robots with a lifting capacity of up to three kilograms.

01/11/2019

Vacuum Terminal SCTSi Ethernet Communicates at Field Level

Complex manufacturing processes require intelligent systems. Depending on the particular process, these systems need to be able to work in complete synchronicity and thus communicate with one another in real time. J. Schmalz GmbH has equipped the compact terminal SCTSi with an Ethernet interface for this very purpose.

10/23/2018

Flexible Holder System for Vacuum Automation

Safe and precise handling of molded parts requires modular solutions that can adapt to the shape of the sheet metal being handled. With the holder system for tooling HT, J. Schmalz GmbH has developed a flexible system comprised of lightweight aluminum components, making it ideal for highly dynamic operations. The modular system makes it possible to configure individual holders or specific assemblies.

10/04/2018

Vacuum Grippers for Smartphone Production

What is it that characterizes a smartphone? The answer: perfection. Its glass and metal exterior is sleek and smooth, the control buttons discreetly embedded in the housing. When switched on, it dazzles the user with brilliant colors and undreamed-of functions. Manufacturers invest a considerable amount of effort into developing this look and feel and performance, and make the highest demands on the production process. Schmalz has just the solutions to meet these tough demands – be it for handling the thin glass display, assembling the battery or positioning the sensitive printed-circuit board.

09/24/2018

Automation for Industrial Cutting

Trade show and furniture builders, signmakers and packaging experts – they all use cutting systems to cut materials to size, whether it be twin-wall sheets, cardboard boxes, rubber or foam and textiles. Zünd Systemtechnik AG is an expert partner for such applications. During development of their latest product, a cutting table with automatic feeder and removal system, the Swiss machine builders brought the experience and expertise of Schmalz on board to design the vacuum system on the table.

06/15/2018

New Gripper for Collaborative Robots

Humans and robots are collaborating much more closely in logistics. J. Schmalz GmbH has therefore developed a gripper solution that ensures a safe human-robot collaboration (MRK) thanks to its unique product design.

04/19/2018

Safe Vacuum Handling for Sensitive Electronic Components

Processes for the automated handling of delicate electronic components must be both fast and gentle on the products. Vacuum specialist Schmalz has developed the flow gripper SCG specially for such tasks. The gripper provides safe transport of plastic parts and printed circuit boards.

02/21/2018

New Suction Cup from Schmalz Optimizes Sheet Metal Handling

The new bell-shaped suction cup SAX from Schmalz is particularly well suited for quick handling of metal sheets and car body parts. It conforms perfectly to differing workpiece contours.