News about Vacuum Technology for Automation

10/07/2019

Vacuum Terminal as a Central Control Unit

Schmalz’s compact terminal has long been able to communicate. But now the vacuum experts are taking it one step further and turning the terminal into the central control unit. The SCTSi is available in an Ethernet or IO-Link version.

09/24/2019

A Delicate Touch Has Everything Under Control

Plastic films, paper, wafers or glass - handling thin workpieces with delicate surfaces gently and safely requires a suction cup that can manipulate materials dynamically using high suction force yet still grips the material as gently as possible. With the new SFF/SFB1, Schmalz has developed a vacuum suction cup that is able to rise to this challenge.

09/24/2019

Custom Grippers at the Click of a Mouse

More than just a gripper: In the SLG, Schmalz has developed a system that can be designed and configured quickly and easily online. Production using 3D printers optimizes the whole manufacturing process. The lightweight gripper is ideal for a huge range of handling tasks.

08/30/2019

Schmalz Vacuum Technology: Providing New Opportunities for Lower Costs

The Swiss company RIWAG Türen AG has been successfully operating in the door sector for many years. Around 800 units are produced every week, tailored to customer requirements. In order to make the processes more efficient and to further increase the degree of automation, the company has commissioned a new spray painting system. This system relies on vacuum components from Schmalz. The area gripping system FMP ensures that the doors are handled reliably, and at the same time reduces process costs.

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.