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Vacuum Technology

By Millsom Hoists

Vacuum technology from Schmalz is used in many areas of automation and handling technology.

In order to meet the specific requirements of various sectors of industry, Schmalz offers a complete range of vacuum components for many different branches.

The concentration on specific target branches guarantees that Schmalz customers can profit optimally from the expertise of the company's specialists.


What is Vacuum?

Vacuum is the term for air pressures which lie below normal atmospheric pressure. The vacuum values used depend on the specific application.

For vacuum handling, relatively low vacuum values are sufficient. These values lie in the range between 100 mbar (abs) and atmospheric pressure (1013 mbar).

Suction Pads

Suction pads are used wherever objects (parts, packing materials etc.) need to be lifted, transported, turned over or handled in some other manner.

They are the connecting element between the vacuum generator and the workpiece. Their technical and physical design is therefore of great importance.

Mounting Elements

Schmalz offers a wide range of mounting elements which permit many alternative ways of integrating suction pads and grippers to form a gripper system.

Vacuum Generators

The necessary vacuum can be generated with vacuum generators of various types.

The following three basic types are available:

Vacuum pump
Vacuum blower
Valve Technology

A distinction is made between three groups of valves, according to their principle of operation:

Solenoid valves for vacuum and compressed-air
Manually actuated vacuum and compressed-air valves
Check valves and flow resistors
Vacuum valves are used to control the vacuum and to improve the process safety in vacuum-gripper systems.
System Monitoring

Devices for system monitoring are decisive for the safe operation of a vacuum system.

Schmalz offers measuring and control components with which you can monitor and protect your system.

Filters and Connectors

This section contains everything you need to connect the vacuum generators to the suction pads with hoses.

It also offers a wide range of dust filters for protection of your vacuum system.

Vacuum Gripper Systems

For the handling of different workpieces with a single gripper system and for lifting complete layers of objects, Schmalz has developed a comprehensive range of complete systems.

We dimension these systems to meet your requirements and deliver them pre-assembled,ready for connection.

This means that you have no planning work and the systems can be installed quickly and easily.

For further information about the Vacuum Technology visit Millsom Materials Handling at http://www.millsom.com.au
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