New special suction pads for handling wood

Suction pads SHF and SHF-C – the adaptable and robust all-rounders for smooth, rough and even porous workpiece surfaces


With two new series of suction pads for smooth, rough and even porous materials and  surfaces, the vacuum specialist, Millsom Vacuum Components, provides even more performance and safety in the handling of wooden parts.


New characteristics:


The suction pads of the series SHF and SHF-C are characterised by a very soft sealing lip which allows them to adapt themselves very well to many different workpiece surfaces. 

An additional internal sealing edge provides further sealing. 

The special structure of the lower pad surface ensures very good holding forces on wooden workpieces 

The use of the material NK (natural caoutchouc) instead of the previously used NBR, combined with further optimisation of the pad shape, make the suction pads suitable for very dynamic handling operations and permit very short cycle times. 

The integrated compressed-air cone of the SHF-C suction pads prevents air from being drawn in through the workpieces and destroys the self-adhesion effect encountered with porous sheet materials such as MDF or OSB




Handling of sheet materials, furniture elements, parquet and similar large-flat workpieces

Handling of rough-sawn wood

Filters are available as an option in order to improve process reliability in applications with high levels of dust in the ambient air.

In order to make handling operations even faster and to prevent the loss of vacuum in cases where not all suction pads are in contact with the workpiece, it is also possible to integrate sensing valves into these new suction pads.

For more information contact Millsom Vacuum Components