ANOTHER product has been added to the Millsom Materials Handling hallmark range is the Schmalz FM gripper.
Many users in the materials handling field may already be familiar with the Schmalz's Jumbo lifting system that allows easy vacuum lifting of loads.
Now Schmalz has released their modular FM gripper that will increase the flexibility of the end use.
The Jumbo FM gripper permits handling of workpieces and goods of many different types weighing up to 55kg, even if the gripper is not fully covered by the workpiece.
The special sealing mat ensures safe gripping without damage to the workpiece surface, thus opening new opportunities for handling with vacuum.
Suitable vacuum tube lifters for use with the new gripper are the Jumboergo 45 or 65, equipped with the powerful vacuum blowers SB-L or SB-V.
The FM gripper can be used for handling any loads that are suitably rigid, do not weigh more than 55kg and cover at least 50% of the lower surface of the vacuum gripper.
The vacuum is provided by the blower, which powers the vacuum tube lifter - the ejector needed for operation of an FX griper is no longer needed.
The use of a single medium for gripping and lifting ensures this combination of vacuum tube lifter and gripper easily exceeds the statutory safety regulations.
The vacuum tube lifter Jumboergo 45 or 65 equipped with a large-area FM gripper system can be used to handle many different work-pieces, such as wooden panels with holes, profiled sandwich panels, pallets or even complete layers of narrow strips of wood safely, precisely and economically.
The new FM Grippers have compact dimensions (400mm x 120mm x 50mm or 600mm x 12mm x 50mm per FM module), low intrinsic weight (10.9kg or 16.5kg), high lifting capacity (40kg or 55kg) and extremely simple handling, and is suitable for use with a vacuum tube lifter.