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11.08.2020

Safe Scoring

In order to separate them, printed-circuit boards are first scored and then any uneven or rough surfaces are milled. For this purpose, LHMT GmbH develops highly specialized tools that fully automate not only the actual scoring and milling process, but also the loading and unloading of the sensitive circuit boards. For safe, gentle handling of these parts, LHMT turned to J. Schmalz GmbH. Schmalz was able to implement a reliable gripper solution thanks, in part, to their new NBR ESD suction cups.
10.06.2020

Digital Solutions for Vacuum Technology

Lightweight robots and intelligent vacuum components have become an integral part of the digitized and networked production world. Schmalz has produced a number of innovative products for the smart factory including a new bin picking solution, products incorporating the digital twin and a software tool providing a single access point for IO-Link components.
10.06.2020

JumboFlex: New Operator Handles with Unique Functions

By introducing three new operator handles, Schmalz is expanding its modular system for the vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex. Depending on the design, the new control handles can increase safety, simplify or accelerate the handling process. Users can now choose from the JumboFlex Safety+, JumboFlex Easy-Release and JumboFlex Quick-Release.
04.05.2020

Enough Space for a Cool Head

What should you do if you want an ergonomic lifting aid, but your ceiling height is too low for conventional crane systems? Schmalz’s solution is a modular flat jib made of aluminum that guarantees smooth movement sequences, even in low rooms. This novelty arrived at just the right time for Erkodent: The dental thermoforming device manufacturer wanted to optimize the packaging process at the end of the assembly line and needed a solution that left enough space for an air-conditioning system that had already been planned.
15.04.2020

Vacuum Blocks Featuring NCF Technology Communicate With Smartphones

Vacuum blocks from Schmalz now integrate the NFC transmission standard, marking the first-ever use of digital technology in the company’s vacuum clamping systems. This simplifies product identification for users via smartphone and also optimizes service processes.
14.04.2020

More Safety During Machine Loading

Schmalz’s slewing angle limiter allows the workspaces of jib cranes to be activated or restricted. Thanks to new process monitoring, the higher-level control can query the position of the jib and start or disable processing steps accordingly.
18.03.2020

Cable Carrier V-Chain Makes Space

Schmalz is expanding the product range for its flat jib, saving space at the same time: The new V-Chain packs the hose assembly for the vacuum supply into a cable track, making loose-hanging loops a thing of the past and allowing even forklift trucks to pass safely under the flat jib.
09.03.2020

Ergonomic under Load: Vacuum Handling Systems for the Logistics Industry

One in three online buyers now makes several online orders every week. In 2019, online sales grew by over eleven percent compared to the previous year. This is the result of the e-commerce consumer study by the German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (bevh). Manufacturers, dealers and logistics service providers therefore need to optimize their processes accordingly. In order to become more efficient and work more quickly but at the same time protect the health of their employees, it is worth investing in ergonomic lifting devices. J. Schmalz GmbH is an expert in this field. Schmalz designs individual handling solutions and crane systems. The manufacturer also helps to improve the internal material flow in terms of time and costs while at the same time maintaining a focus on ergonomics.
24.02.2020

Schmalz: New Subsidiary in Austria

Schmalz is expanding its international network and opening another subsidiary in Austria, which will be headquartered in Linz. The team in Austria will provide regional customers with quick and competent advice on issues in the field of vacuum automation, vacuum technology for robots and ergonomic handling, as well as crane systems and vacuum lifting devices.
18.02.2020

SDI-USB: Direct Access to IO-Link Devices

Schmalz has developed a solution that allows users to access vacuum components with an IO-Link interface directly from the computer. A connection to the higher-level control unit is therefore no longer necessary. The IO-Link master SDI-USB is available now.
19.12.2019

Schmalz at LogiMAT 2020: Making Lifting Easy

This year’s LogiMAT (March 10 through 12, 2020) is all about “Visions – Innovations – Solutions,” and Schmalz will be there: along with its application-oriented handling systems, the vacuum specialist will be providing fresh impetus in the digitization of lifting technology. Solutions for classic manual and automatic goods logistics and systems for the digital factory await visitors to the trade show in hall 7, booth C05.
12.11.2019

Clever Automation Solutions for Electronics Production

Vacuum specialist Schmalz presents numerous solutions for the automated handling of delicate electronic components, for example gripping systems that reliably protect delicate components against electrostatic discharge.
11.11.2019

Safe Scoring

In order to separate them, printed-circuit boards are first scored and then any uneven or rough surfaces are milled. For this purpose, LHMT GmbH develops highly specialized tools that fully automate not only the actual scoring and milling process, but also the loading and unloading of the sensitive circuit boards. For safe, gentle handling of these parts, LHMT turned to J. Schmalz GmbH. Schmalz was able to implement a reliable gripper solution thanks, in part, to their new NBR ESD suction cups.
30.10.2019

Flexible Yet Firm

With its new spring plunger FST-LOCK-HD, Schmalz has developed a solution for the gentle and rapid handling of curved and flexible 3D components. The spring plunger has an infinitely lockable stroke and is compatible with the holder system for tooling HT. This makes it possible to use the spring plunger in a wide variety of applications.
23.10.2019

Schmalz at Productronica: Clever Automation Solutions for Electronics Production

At Productronica 2019, the world's leading trade fair for the development and production of electronics (November 12 to 15, Munich), vacuum specialist Schmalz will be presenting numerous solutions for the automated handling of delicate electronic components. At booth 560 in hall B3, visitors will experience gripping systems in action that reliably protect delicate components against electrostatic discharge.
16.10.2019

Suction Cup with Versatile Performance Profile

Schmalz has developed a new solution for handling flat workpieces. Thanks to the extensive range of diameters and variety of material options, the vacuum suction cup SUF is suitable for universal use.
15.10.2019

From Nimble to Strong – Vacuum Lifters for the Plastics Industry

The handling processes that take place in the plastics processing industry can be just as diverse as the plastics themselves. Bags of granulate, barrels of powder and unwieldy sheets must all be moved efficiently. Yet Schmalz has a solution for all processes. When choosing the right vacuum lifter, ergonomics as well as protection of the products to be handled play an important role.
11.10.2019

“Grippers Must to Be Able to Do Everything”

Answered by: Dr. Kurt Schmalz, Managing Director of J. Schmalz GmbH
10.10.2019

Smart Hands for every Cobot

Gripping, moving, setting down – all of this would be impossible in automated processes without the right gripper. That is why Schmalz, the vacuum specialist, develops flexible systems and helps users choose and configure the right components: no small feat given the fact that the diversity of variants continues to grow as batch size steadily shrinks.
07.10.2019

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.
07.10.2019

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.
07.10.2019

Ergonomic Handling in dm's Textile Distribution Centre

Children’s clothing has formed part of dm-drogerie markt’s range of products since 1986. Among other things, the textile distribution center in Karlsruhe makes sure deliveries arrive on time at each of the dm stores. The constantly growing throughput made it necessary to redesign the hall, including the loading area. The vacuum specialist Schmalz developed an ergonomic, efficient overall concept that meets dm’s increased requirements.
25.09.2019

Schmalz at the K Trade Fair: Gripping plastics the right way

When the K trade fair opens its doors from October 16 – 23 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the focus will be on topics relating to innovative production processes and new developments in the plastics and rubber industry. In hall 9, booth EO4, J. Schmalz GmbH will be presenting new solutions for automated and manual vacuum handling for a range of plastic workpieces.
23.09.2019

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.
11.09.2019

Blechexpo: Schmalz Eliminates the Need for an External IO-Link Master

At the beginning of November, the who’s who of the sheet metal processing industry will meet in Stuttgart for the 14th time. And J. Schmalz GmbH will be there as well – at Blechexpo 2019 from November 5 to 8 in Hall 1 at Booth 1003 – presenting innovations from the world of vacuum automation and manual handling solutions.
01.09.2019

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.
30.08.2019

Vacuum Assistance

From maple to elm – Swiss timber expert vonrickenbach.swiss processes more than 1000 cubic meters of hardwood per year to create solid wood parts and high-quality furniture. For several months, the tube lifter JumboErgo 120 with pneumatic swiveling unit (PSE) from Schmalz has been optimizing the loading process of the 5-axis CNC machining center. The result: No more sick days due to back problems and a smoother work process.
22.08.2019

Schmalz at Motek 2019: Flexible Solutions for Robots and Cobots

At Motek 2019 (October 7 to 10, Stuttgart), Schmalz will be demonstrating the enormous potential that vacuum technology has to offer for lightweight robots. One highlight is the new gripping system SLG: a fast solution for custom handling tasks in quickly changing production environments. Manual handling also goes smart with the collaborative rope balancer SRBC. At Booth 3101 in Hall 3, vacuum expert Schmalz will also be presenting solutions for logistics processes that require short handling times.
15.08.2019

Schmalz at FachPack 2019: Easy Configuration of Custom Grippers

FachPack 2019 (September 24 – 26, Nuremberg) will be held under the theme “Environmentally friendly packaging.” Schmalz GmbH will be presenting handling and gripper solutions for both new and conventional packaging materials and shapes in Hall 3, Booth 3-141. One highlight is the new gripping system SLG with online configurator. The vacuum expert will also be showcasing tube lifters and crane systems that improve ergonomics in production, assembly and logistics processes.
27.05.2019

“We’re Bringing Digitalisation to Vacuum Clamping Technology”

Answered by: Dr. Kurt Schmalz, Managing Director of J. Schmalz GmbH
24.05.2019

Precision Grip Guarantees a Clean Cut

In furniture production, every millimeter counts: Optimal arrangement of workpieces with different geometries is crucial when it comes to saving on expensive raw materials. Schmalz offers a flexible vacuum solution precisely for this purpose. In addition, the system holds securely on smooth surfaces and ensures short set-up times.
20.05.2019

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.
15.04.2019

Schmalz Helps Choose the Right Clamping Solutions

Schmalz has completely revised its clamping technology catalog. The Glatten-based company is showcasing its whole portfolio for manual and machine processing over 172 pages, in which users can quickly find the right clamping equipment for their machine table.
08.04.2019

Piling the Coffee High

Eugster/Frismag AG develops and produces coffee machines for well known brand names. The Swiss company was searching for an ergonomic lifting aid for its employees, who had previously had to load the coffee machines onto pallets without any technical support at the end of production. The company finally found Schmalz and a special version of its tube lifter.
01.04.2019

More than Just Smart: Handling in the digital factory

Digitalization is on the rise in factories, and manual handling is no exception. Increasingly customized products go hand in hand with increasingly complex processes – and, in turn, the way we handle goods also needs to adapt. Intelligent handling devices play an important role in making this growing complexity manageable. They change the way the device and operator interact with one another: handling devices make the actual handling process much easier for the user, and also take on a range of additional tasks. J. Schmalz GmbH offers the right devices for all possible scenarios – for example, the collaborative rope balancer SRBC, a new class of lifting devices for the digital factory.
31.03.2019

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.
29.03.2019

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.
25.03.2019

Schmalz at LIGNA 2019: Focusing on Efficiency

LIGNA (May 27 to 31, 2019, in Hanover,Germany) brings industry and trade together: both use the same technologies, just in different ways. And Schmalz is presenting powerful systems – both for manual and automated vacuum handling in the woodworking and furniture industries.
21.02.2019

HMI 2019: Compact, Intelligent and Collaborative Solutions from Schmalz

At the Hannover Messe 2019, J. Schmalz GmbH will present innovations for vacuum generation, gripping and smart handling. The solutions represent an important step forward in terms of efficient energy use and automation.
18.02.2019

Vacuum Lifter Jumbo Low-Stack: Reach into Boxes while Staying on Your Feet

The great strength of the new Jumbo Low-Stack from J. Schmalz GmbH lies in ergonomically picking up cardboard boxes, metal goods or sacks from pallets that are close to ground level. The handling solution, which is also ideal for reaching into transport containers such as grid boxes and crates, is based on the modular system of the vacuum tube lifters JumboErgo and Sprint. It has a load capacity of up to 80 kilograms when working with airtight workpieces.
14.02.2019

WALTER Medien: Ergonomic Vacuum Handling of Calendars

Every year, WALTER Medien GmbH produces several million calendars for customers across the globe. Sorting the cardboard boxes containing the goods and transferring them to pallets by hand was extremely hard work for the company’s employees. Luckily, a solution was found in the form of lifting devices from the vacuum specialist Schmalz: The company installed several tube lifters and column-mounted jib cranes in WALTER’s new facility, thereby helping to create more pleasant and ergonomic working conditions.
11.01.2019

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.
06.12.2018

Schmalz at LogiMAT 2019: Flexible Solutions for People and Robots

The 17th international trade show for intra-logistic solutions and process management will take place under the banner “Intelligent - Efficient - Innovative”. Schmalz is living up to this slogan and will present its new handling innovations and intelligent vacuum components at LogiMAT 2019 from February 19 to 21. The vacuum expert will be proving that there is an ergonomic solution for practically every manual lifting task in hall 7, booth C05. Schmalz will also be demonstrating how gripping systems can make robots safer and easier to use.
23.10.2018

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.
22.10.2018

Schmalz optimizes vacuum clamping system for glass machining

Schmalz has revised its SQC vacuum clamping system for glass machining and made the design perfect for the interfering contours of the original equipment. This makes use on Bystronic glass grinding machines even simpler. Thanks to the quick-change system that can be operated without tools, setup times are significantly reduced.
15.10.2018

Schmalz at SPS IPC Drives: Networked and Customized Vacuum Systems

Industry 4.0 and the digital change are the focus of the 29th SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg. The leading trade fair is the ideal platform for Schmalz to showcase its networked factory solutions and design of custom vacuum systems. The vacuum specialist will be on hand from November 27–29 in Hall 10, Booth 400.
08.10.2018

Product Portfolio for Vacuum Automation: Interview with Dr. Kurt Schmalz

Dr. Kurt Schmalz, Managing Director of J. Schmalz GmbH, offers a glimpse of the vacuum specialists' product portfolio strategy. From now on, in the field auf vacuum automation the company will differentiate between standard components and intelligent devices for the digital factory.
04.10.2018

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.
01.10.2018

Safe Handling: Vacuum Lifters in Window Manufacturing

The German automotive industry was able to achieve a positive result overall for the year 2017, the diesel discussion and Brexit notwithstanding. Fuyao Europe GmbH benefited from this as well. This supplier with Chinese roots manufactures vehicle windows in Heilbronn and Leingarten, Germany, where it constructed a spacious warehouse and production hall at the end of 2017. For more speed and customization in supplying the big automotive manufacturers, Fuyao also optimized its logistics processes. Schmalz impressed with its overall concept, which contains both tube lifters and cranes.
27.09.2018

Schmalz: New Modular Flat Jib

A combination of a vacuum lifter and a suitable crane system makes it possible to perform manual lifting tasks ergonomically. In order to provide for ease of operations in low-ceilinged rooms, J. Schmalz GmbH has developed a new modular aluminum flat jib. Compared to conventional jib cranes made of steel, moving this jib with its vacuum lifter and a load demands considerably less force to be used by the operator.
24.09.2018

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.
28.08.2018

Schmalz at EuroBLECH 2018: New Innovations in Efficient Sheet Metal Machining

“On the pulse of digitization” is the motto of EuroBLECH 2018, the leading industry trade fair presenting the latest trends in sheet metal machining technology. Schmalz will be on site to present its expertise in sheet metal handling in Hall 11, Booth D74. In addition to modular systems, communication-capable vacuum components will be prominently on display, as well as proven devices to assist with manual handling, such as ergonomic handling of heavy sheet metal and other workpieces.
20.08.2018

Schmalz at glasstec: A Firm Grip on Breakables

Whether in architecture or in manufacturing automobiles or displays, glass use is steadily increasing. Handling this delicate material without damaging it or leaving behind marks often requires the use of vacuum technology. At glasstec, which takes place from October 23 to 26 in Düsseldorf, Schmalz will showcase its powerful solutions for manual and automated handling, such as the thin glass gripper STGG, in Hall 11, Booth G24.
13.08.2018

Schmalz at Motek 2018: Components for Cobots and Co.

When Motek opens its doors for the 37th time, Schmalz will be showcasing an extensive range of products from the fields of vacuum automation and handling in hall 3, booth 3101. Alongside its standard components, new gripper innovations and further developments for manual lifting tasks will attract the attention of trade visitors. The vacuum expert will also be exhibiting its smart field devices, intelligent devices for networked production.
30.07.2018

Schmalz at FachPack: Handling Packaging at the Highest Level

From September 25–27, 2018, the Messehallen in Nuremberg will be buzzing with all things packaging technology. And J. Schmalz GmbH, from the town of Glatten in the Black Forest, will be there. The vacuum technology specialist will be presenting its comprehensive range of handling solutions for the packaging, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries in Hall 3 at Booth 3-141. These solutions include both manual and automated systems – such as, for example, the new area gripper FXCB for collaborative robots.
19.06.2018

Mechanical Clamps from Schmalz: Always Right Where You Need Them

The company Löffler Massivholzverarbeitungs-GmbH specializes in premium wood turning and milling work. They rely on clamping technology from J. Schmalz GmbH in order to use their new woodworking center to its maximum potential. The mechanical clamp VCMC-K1 securely fixes the workpieces in place. Even when great forces are involved, the wood being worked always stays exactly where it’s supposed to, shortening set-up times and facilitating the work of the employees.
15.06.2018

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.
19.04.2018

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.
20.03.2018

Vacuum Solution Improves Ergonomics for Handling Eggs

Lüchinger + Schmid AG is a Swiss distribution and production company for eggs, egg products, chilled fresh products and frozen products. At the Flawil site, up to 80 million eggs are collected, inspected, sorted, packed, palletized and delivered from various farms in the region each year. Previously, the employees stacked approx. 2,500 shrink wrapped goods per day onto pallets by hand. For some time now, they have had the support of vacuum technology from Schmalz: The JumboFlex 25 vacuum tube lifter lifts the shrink wrapped eggs into the desired position, ergonomically and much to the delight of the employees.
12.03.2018

Change Suction Cups with More Speed and Flexibility with Our New Adapter

Schmalz has developed a new adapter for vacuum blocks: Thanks to the AP-S4, VCBL-B-series vacuum blocks can also now be used on CNC machining centers with the TVN system from SCM/Morbidelli. This addition to the product range gives the user a much more flexible and cost-effective system in comparison to the original equipment.
21.02.2018

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.
25.01.2018

Worldwide user organization founded for open IoT platform MindSphere - Schmalz is founder member

Working hand in hand with 18 partner companies, Siemens AG is founding “MindSphere World”, a worldwide user organization for the cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere.
24.11.2017

Schmalz Realigns Its Management Board

At the end of the year, Wolfgang Schmalz will move from the management board of J. Schmalz GmbH to the future advisory council of the company.
15.11.2017

Schmalz Aluminum Vacuum Blocks Provide the Necessary Grip on Bath Furnishings

The company talsee is a trustworthy partner for anyone wishing to turn their bathroom into an oasis of wellbeing. Its manufacturing center in hochdorf, in the seetal region of switzerland, is well known for its custom fabrication of bath furnishings such as bathroom furniture, mirrored cabinets, and bathtubs. For working with the challenging material corian®, talsee relies on a vacuum solution from schmalz. Aluminum vacuum blocks ensure that the material is gripped securely during sawing and milling operations. For talsee, this solution brings significant time savings and increases process reliability.