Vacuum Area Gripping System FXP and FMP

Universal grippers for handling different workpieces

The vacuum area gripping systems FXP and FMP guarantee maximum flexibility during automated handling processes. This universal gripper makes automated palletizing, depalletizing, order picking and sorting of the most varied goods in varying dimensions with only one gripper possible. Workpieces made from the most varied materials, such as carton, wood, metal sheets (dry) and plastic, both with and without cut-outs, can be handled.

Vacuum Area Gripping System FXP and FMP


  • Universal gripper for handling workpieces regardless of size, geometry, material and surface
  • Handling of workpieces made from various materials, such as wood (coated or unplaned), packaging (boxes, bags or cans), metal sheets, glass, plastics, CFRP, etc.
  • Handling of porous workpieces and workpieces with gaps
  • Handling of workpieces with an undefined pick-up position
  • Mark-free handling of sensitive workpieces such as display glass
  • Ideal for use on robots due to its low weight

Your Benefits

  • A benchmark test indicates that the FXP / FMP series from Schmalz generates an 86 % higher suction force on average than comparable grippers on the market
  • Handling of workpieces wider than 20 mm, regardless of material, geometry, surface and position
  • Optimization of the flow ensures that energy is used more efficiently, which permanently reduces operating costs
  • Maximum acceleration within the process and reducing system costs by use of smaller robots
  • Low-noise operation with a sound level of only 74 dB(A)
  • Easy retooling of flow technology and fast replacement of sealing elements

Area Vacuum Gripping System FXP and FMP

Area Gripping Systems FXP

  • Integrated vacuum generator (ejector)
  • Sealing element: Sealing foam or suction cups

Area Gripping Systems FMP

  • Connection for external vacuum generation
  • Sealing element: Sealing foam or suction cups

Selection Aid

Application featuresFXPFMP
Minimization of interfering edges caused by hoses and attached vacuum generator (integration of functions)
Easy mounting and quick connection of the gripper
Minimal system costs (investment costs for vacuum generation including hoses and controller)
Minimal operating costs (because of the option of electrical vacuum generation), especially for applications with multiple grippers
Handling of highly porous workpieces