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.
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.
The vacuum specialist Schmalz is extending its range of vacuum generators with very high suction rates with the launch of the new basic ejector SBPL (Schmalz Basic Pump Large). It is particularly well suited for safe handling of various workpieces and enables short cycle times.
Vacuum Gripping Systems
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.
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.
Kömmerling represents the top brand for window profiles and PVC products. The company based in Pirmasens is among the world leaders in the production of plastic sheets and its innovations have been a feature of the sector for a long time. Kömmerling uses suction spiders from the vacuum specialist Schmalz in order to stack the finished sheets from the production line on to pallets. These ensure increased process reliability, protective transport and higher throughput.
Vacuum Handling Systems
The production and assembly processes of the automotive industry run at a high tempo and involve the rapid lifting of small loads. This work also often involves a lot of manual effort – with negative consequences for the health of employees, for productivity and for materials. Schmalz offers a variety of vacuum handling systems for ergonomically transporting a range of different goods with care. For instance, the tube lifter JumboFlex Battery has proven itself an impressive solution for akkuteam Energietechnik GmbH. It takes the load off employees by handling starter batteries weighing from 20 to 27 kg.
With its vacuum tube lifter JumboFlex Battery, Schmalz is providing a complete solution for the ergonomic and safe handling of starter batteries.
Loading and unloading of containers, trucks, swap bodies and unit load devices (ULDs) is a particular challenge in materials handling. At airports, for example, the demand is growing for reliable solutions by which baggage can be handled quickly and gently. Schmalz presents the CargoSwitch: a new development to satisfy all these requirements, a flexible telescopic belt conveyor enabling efficient, dynamic transport of general cargo.
Vacuum Clamping Systems
For more flexibility in automated production environments, Schmalz has developed the Suction Cup Balance SSCB: A gripping and clamping system with automated conversion capability for 3D mold surfaces. With the same system, workpieces of different contours can be gripped and clamped - a great advantage in the automotive industry for example.
J. Schmalz GmbH has produced a new range of aluminum vacuum blocks for machining structured solid wood workpieces. The hose-free vacuum clamping system for CNC machining centers with a console table ensures the workpiece is held securely in place, enabling high precision in the production process.
Automated Gripping and Clamping in Production Processes
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