Vacuum End Effectors VEE

Configuring Rather than Designing


  • Fast and cost-effective design of vacuum end effectors for highspeed packaging processes
  • Pick-and-place applications with Delta, SCARA and articulated robots
  • Fully automated filling of cardboard boxes in case packers
  • Use in primary and secondary packaging processes
  • Transporting products into top-loading machines as well as in cardboard box and tray aligners
  • Use in flexible packaging machines with frequent format changes


End effector

(1) Flange plates for standard types of robots

(2) Flange modules rigid or rotating by 360°; can be extended (optional)

(3) Basic modules

(4) Connector node

(5) Top connector G3/8"-F or closed

(6) Bottom connector incl. sealing element G1/8"-F, G1/4"-F, G3/8"-F or closed

(7) Stabilization elements (available as a suction cup accessory)

(8) Screw cover (optional)

(9) Vacuum suction cups (can be selected from the Schmalz product range)

(10) Connection tubes

(11) Plugs for partitioning into different vacuum zones

(12) Plugs

(13) Solenoid valve for active blow off

(14) Vacuum modules flange modules with integrated vacuum generation

VEE online configurator

With the VEE online configurator, you arrive at an individually tailored end effector solution with just a few mouse clicks.

Your benefits

  • Live 3D preview of the configuration
  • Creation of a 3D PDF data sheet including a parts list and CAD data
  • Simple importing in your consisting construction
  • Quick request for proposal (RFP)

You must log in to the online shop to start the configurator.

Start the configurator on the product page of the VEE Starter Set

Modular elements

Handling Sets VEE

  • Vacuum generator including flange and gripper
  • Flexible replacement of the gripper possible
  • Suitable for operation with lightweight robots and cobots

Starter Set VEE

  • 120 VEE components
  • Including eight suction cups SPB4-30
  • Build up to two turnkey VEE configurations

Flange Plates FLAN-PL

  • Material: Anodized aluminum
  • For common robot types

Flange Modules VEE-QCM

  • Vacuum connection: vertical or horizontal
  • Nominal flow rate: 20 m³/h or 60 m³/h

Rotary Units VEE-RU

  • Can be rotated by 360°
  • Flow rate of 20 m³/h to 60 m³/h

Vacuum Modules VEE-QCMV

  • Vacuum generation with suction rate of up to 10.3 m³/h
Vacuum Generator ECBPi

Vacuum Generator ECBPi

  • Max. 12 l/min suction rate
  • Max. vacuum: 75 %

Flange Extensions VEE-FE

  • Flange extension for vacuum end effectors VEE for reaching into boxes of all kinds
  • With a bayonet to quickly change the gripper without tools
  • Three extension lengths available with an integrated vacuum feedthrough

Basic Modules VEE-QCF

  • Material: Polyphenylsulfone PPSU (FDA-approved material)
  • Basic module with 1, 2 or 4 connections

Connector Upper Shells VEE-CO-U

  • Material: Polyphenylsulfone PPSU (FDA-approved material)

Connector Lower Shells VEE-CO-L

  • Material: Polyphenylsulfone PPSU (FDA-approved material)
  • Contains sealing element and securing screws

Connecting Tubes VEE-TU

  • Material: Polyphenylsulfone PPSU (FDA-approved material)
  • Length 17.8 mm or 200 mm
  • Integrated vacuum feed

Plugs VEE-PL

  • Material: Silicone SI for VEE-PL P and polyphenylsulfone PPSU (FDA-approved material) for VEE-PL C

Suction Cups for Vacuum End Effectors

  • Diameter: 10 to 80 mm
  • Material: SI, SI-HD (suitable for applications in the food industry), ED
  • Connection element modular

Tool Center Point VEE-TCP

  • Tool center point with standard interface to flange modules VEE-QCM or vacuum modules VEE-QCMV

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