Millsom Materials Handling offer vacuum technology from Schmalz, which is used in areas of automation and handling. In order to meet the specific requirements of various sectors of industry, Schmalz offer a range of vacuum components for different branches.
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 are used wherever objects (parts and packing materials) need to be lifted, transported, turned over or handled in some other manner.
Suction pads are the connecting element between the vacuum generator and the workpiece. Their technical and physical design is therefore of high importance.
Schmalz offer a range of mounting elements, which permit alternative ways of integrating suction pads and grippers to form a gripper system.
The necessary vacuum can be generated with vacuum generators of various types.
The following 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 offer measuring and control components with which users can monitor and protect their systems.
Schmalz also offer filters and connectors. Users can connect the vacuum generators to the suction pads with hoses. A range of dust filters for protection of the vacuum system is also available.
Vacuum gripper systems are also available from Schmalz. For handling of different workpieces with a single gripper system and for lifting complete layers of objects, Schmalz have developed a range of complete systems.
Schmalz dimension these systems to meet users’ requirements and deliver them pre-assembled that is ready for connection. These systems can be installed quickly and easily.