News about Vacuum Technology for Automation


SPZ-M-C Vacuum Gripping System with Comprehensive Software Package

High-performance vacuum gripping systems allow for quick palletizing and de-palletizing of various goods in warehouses and in intra-logistics processes, which helps to increase productivity. Schmalz has developed a software package for the SPZ-M-C high-performance palletizer to ensure reliable control of the gripper. The program contains an intuitive user interface that allows users to execute automated handling of product layers more easily and to save gripping procedures.


Basic Ejectors SBPL - Power, when you need it

The new basic ejector SBPL is the strongest product of the Schmalz ejector range. This vacuum generator has been designed for maximum efficiency. This way the SBPL can unfold its performance more effectively and more powerful – right when you need it.


New vacuum components catalog from Schmalz: 760 pages of product variety

The new vacuum components catalog 2016/2017 from Schmalz offers all necessary components in order to design a vacuum system as well as background knowledge regarding vacuum technology across 760 pages.


New Schmalz Bag Suction Cup for High-Speed Packaging Processes

The vacuum specialist Schmalz has developed a new series of SPOB1f-type oval tubular bag suction cups especially for flow-wrap packaging processes. With up to 600 parts processed per minute, flow-wrapping is an extremely dynamic application – which involves special requirements for the handling of workpieces.


Vacuum Suction Spider from Schmalz is the Ideal Solution for Handling Insulating Sheets

A vacuum suction spider supplied by J. Schmalz GmbH is optimizing the handling of wood fiber sheets at the insulation specialists HOMATHERM® in Berga. The solution is increasing the company's process reliability and output. Material damage to sheets, high maintenance costs and complex set-up processes have become a thing of the past.


Matrix Gripper: Automated Gripping of Changing Cut-outs

Full-surface handling of predominately flexible workpieces with unstable shapes and with changing formats with the matrix gripper from Schmalz.


Process data readouts on a smartphone: Safety through transparency

In automation technology, visualization of the relevant process data is becoming more and more important. Users require reliable information on the safety of facilities and individual components. This is necessary for resolving faults and carrying out precautionary maintenance, for example. That is why, for years, vacuum specialist Schmalz has been pressing ahead with integrated communications from gripping system components all the way up to the management level. Now the company is taking the next step. Near-field communication (NFC) protocols allow data from intelligent vacuum components to be read directly from the processor of a device to a mobile end device, opening up totally new opportunities for optimizing production processes.


New bellows suction cup from Schmalz for safe and dynamic handling

To support efficient handling in the packaging industry, Schmalz presented the new SPB2 bellows suction cup at the Fachpack trade show. It can be used with cardboard box and tray erectors, for example, which require particularly high suction cup stroke, dynamic performance and wear resistance.


Vacuum and Pressure Switches from Schmalz: Transparency in New Dimensions

J. Schmalz GmbH becomes the first company on the market to develop a new series of vacuum and pressure switches that open up completely new communication possibilities and make processes much more transparent. The VSi version is easy to integrate into systems and makes vital process data visible. The switch communicates with all conventional field-bus systems via IO link and also allows you to readout information using a smartphone.


Grasping Gripping: From Customer Order to Custom System Solution

When a customer request arrives at the vacuum specialists Schmalz, a process involving multiple precisely coordinated steps is triggered at headquarters in Glatten. From concept development to engineering and then on to commencement of operations on site, the vacuum experts work hand in hand with the customer. From their perspective, gripping means understanding the customer requests and requirements, grasping the ideas at an abstract level and then implementing them in a customized system solution.