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Our vacuum technology solutions help you:


Maximise workplace ergonomics & productivity


Intuitive and easy-to-use, Schmalz vacuum lifters help employees reduce the physical strain caused by repeated movements involved in production, assembly and logistics processes. The faster handling made possible by our solutions also accelerates material flows and leads to increased productivity.

Vacuum technology optimises productivity

Vacumaster handles heavy loads


Handle heavy loads more easily


Schmalz’s VacuMaster provides high vacuum to tackle even the heaviest goods weighing up to several tons, whether it is metal sheets, wooden boards, plastic sheets, barrels, windows or glass sheets. For applications where many hands would normally be required, the VacuMaster allows for effortless handling by a single operator while protecting the employee’s health.


Achieve efficient automated handling


Vacuum automation helps you create more efficient process flows. With vacuum technology, sensitive materials such as food products, display glass, electronic components, but also large-format sheet metal for car bodies, can be gently gripped and handled dynamically.

Vacuum Automation

Cranes


Provide responsive overhead assistance


Schmalz aluminium crane systems are designed to work perfectly with vacuum lifters. The light series of crane can lift up to 1 200 kg and can also be used as a stand-alone system. Whether as a jib crane or a crane system, our modular system enables perfect integration into your industrial applications.

Vacuum Technology Services:

System design


Each vacuum system we supply is completely customised to your specific requirements and objectives.

Maintenance & Repairs


We offer full inspection and maintenance services (incl. leak testing and leak detection) in addition to service contracts.

Spare Parts


We support your application with the complete and fast supply of Schmalz components.

Quality & Warranty


Schmalz is an ISO 9001-certified facility. It supports its very high quality standards with 12-month standard warranties.

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Industries:


Schmalz offers solutions for a range of different automation, handling and logistics applications:

Automotive

Fast cycle times and high depth of automation

Electronics

Contamination free and flexible handling

Fibre Composites

Handling of permeable and hardened composite

Glass

Mark-free and secure handling

Wood

For various surfaces and rough conditions

Plastics

Removal of hot plastics leaving few marks

Food

Flexible and FDA-approved handling

Logistics

Flexible handling solutions for intralogistics and distribution logistics

Metal and Metal Sheets

Fast cycle times and high operational reliability

Solar

Extremely fast, accurate and gentle handling

Packaging

Handling products with different properties

Robotics

Industrial robotics and small/lightweight construction robotics

A closer look at our vacuum solutions:

Manual Handling Systems

Tube Lifter Jumbo

Tube Lifters Jumbo

Use the Tube Lifters Jumbo for ergonomic lifting of sheets, boxes, bags, barrels, buckets, panels and jigs and load/unload CNC machining centres up to 300 kg.

VacuMaster

VacuMaster Vacuum Lifting Device

The VacuMaster Vacuum Lifting Device provides a high vacuum solution to handle large, flat, non-porous workpieces such as metal plates, wooden boards, plastic sheets, barrels and glass sheets up to 2 000 kg

Cranes and crane systems

Crane and crane systems

Crane and crane systems combine vacuum tech with articulated jibs, railed and column-mounted cranes and hoists to provide a handling solutions that can lift up to 950 kg. Can function as a stand-alone solution, or supplement the Jumbo and VacuMaster.

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Automated Gripping Systems

SBX

Area Vacuum Gripping System SBX

Area Vacuum Gripping System SBX handles sawn and construction timber, laminated beams, sheet materials, steel profiles, and pallets with warped and rough surfaces.

FXC

Area Vacuum Gripping Systems FXC and FMC

The FXC and FMC are ideal for surfaces with gaps. Grip a variety of materials, including cardboard, glass, metal, wood and plastic.

SPZ

Vacuum Layer Gripper SPZ

Vacuum Layer Gripper SPZ is used in warehouse and logistics applications. Handles intermediate layers, pallets, cardboard boxes, film packaging, products in trays, etc.

SSP

Vacuum Suction Spider SSP

The SSP can be equipped with 6 suction pads for lifting metal, stone, sheet materials, automobile parts, glass, ceramics, solar panels in addition to non-rigid pieces.

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Vacuum Generators

vacuum pump

Vacuum Pump

We supply high vacuum pumps in dry, oil-lubricated, water-ring and complete centre vacuum pumps, each with optimised suction rates from 2.3 to 255 m³/hr.

Vacuum blower

Vacuum Blowers

Our range includes stand-alone vacuum blowers for use in all clamping and handling applications.

Compressed air distributor

Compressed Air Distributors

Our compressed air distributors enable central compressed air inlets and extensions at any time.

Ejector

Ejectors

We also supply compact, inline and multi-stage ejectors, which are compact and easy to install for air supply up to 2 370 l/min.

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Vacuum Components

Schmalz vacuum systems are completely modular, and we support your operation with the complete supply of components and spare parts for your system, including:

  • vacuum cups
  • valves
  • vacuum switches
  • cables and plugs
  • monitoring products
  • mounting elements
  • filters and connections
  • special grippers

About Schmalz


Schmalz is the market leader in automation with vacuum and ergonomic handling systems. With over 30 years’ manufacturing experience, Schmalz understands the requirements of customers worldwide, and develops ground-breaking production ideas to help companies boost productivity and enhance safety.

  • 1 500 employees worldwide
  • 20 locations
  • 580 industrial property rights
  • 9% of turnover invested in ideas and new products

Learn more about Schmalz: www.schmalz.com

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Let’s chat about your application requirements! Contact Tectra Automation today on +27 11 971 9400.