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Schmalz is an industry leader in vacuum automation technology, which carries a wide range of quality products for any industrial need. Headquartered in Germany, Schmalz provides vacuum components for automation, crane systems, and clamping technology for wood and metal processing.

Schmalz Vacuum Automation Technology

Globally Recognized Products

Schmalz is renowned for their award-winning vacuum technology, extraordinary solutions, and sustainability. They pride themselves on their expertise and flexibility, providing highly efficient solutions for their customers’ needs. Their cutting-edge technology is also tailored to maximize efficiency and productivity in any industrial setting.

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Versatile Vacuum Technology

Schmalz manufactures highly efficient vacuum cups, pumps, and ejectors that can be precisely customized for their specific applications. Flotronics is proud to carry a wide variety of Schmalz products to provide our customers with quality solutions for their automation system needs.

  • Vacuum Cups

    Each suction cup comes with an elastomer part and connection nipple. Suction cups are available for handling sheet metal, wood, packaging, plastic films and papers, glass, high-temperature applications, composites, and more.

  • Vacuum Generators

    Generator products can be enabled pneumatically or electrically. These components are lightweight and compact for implementing short cycle times and direct system integration. Components include ejectors, terminals, and complete vacuum units. 

  • Mounting Options

    Mounting possibilities are endless for integrating suction pads or special grippers into a vacuum system. Mounting components include jointed mountings, spring plungers, suspension rigid/flexible set, suspension fixable FST-C, holders for suction cups and spring plungers, and aluminum sections and connectors. 

  • Vacuum Gripping System

    Gripping systems such as area gripping and end effectors can be attached directly to your robot. These systems work particularly well in the packaging industry. Systems are available for automated palletizing, commissioning, and sorting, as well as for packaging, pick and place, and woodworking applications.

  • Needle & Magnetic Grippers

    These special grippers can be used for applications in which regular suction pads cannot generate a vacuum. Magnetic grippers are available for handling of ferromagnetic workpieces. Needle grippers are for gripping through insertion of needles for handling workpieces that are especially difficult to pick up via suction. 

  • Vacuum Sensing Technology

    Schmalz offers vacuum and pressure sensors, mechanic vacuum switches, electronic vacuum pressure switches, measuring and control devices, warning devices, and connectors and adapters for vacuum switches for monitoring your vacuum system.

  • Vacuum Valve & Control Technology

    Valves and compressed air are used to control the vacuum. The right valve components can increase the process reliability and the cost-effectiveness of the system. Components available include solenoid valves, check valves and flow restrictors, touch valves, non-return valves, and manually actuated valves. 

  • Vacuum Pumps & Blowers

    Pumps are available for a very high level of vacuum and low flow rate for packaging machines, manual handling steam, or for central vacuum generation in gantry style systems. Vacuum blowers are for high flow rate and low vacuum levels for handling of porous workpieces like cardboard boxes, insulation materials, particle board, or sacks. 

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