Vacuum Suction Pads

Being the connection element between the handling system and the workpiece, the suction pads have to fulfill various requirements. The selection of the fitting suction pad is very important, in order to ensure a securely running vacuum system. Schmalz offers a broad range of suction pads in various shapes, sizes and material. In general, suction pads can be differentiated in their geometry.

At Schmalz the product programm of suction pads is divided into universal suction pads and suction pads for special application tasks.

Vacuum Suction Pads for Universal Applications

These suction pads cover a very broad spectrum of applications and manage various handling tasks. The suction pads for universal applications are perfect allrounders, due to the different materials and diameters as well as being constructed in optimum shapes.

Flat Suction Pads

Flat suction pads

Flat suction pads are particularly suitable for the handling of objects with flat or only slightly curved surfaces. Due to their flat shape, they can grip the workpiece in a very short time and can withstand the forces, which result from fast movement of the object during handling. Round suction pads are especially used for handling laminar workpieces, oval suction pads are used for handling long and narrow workpieces.

Flat Suction Pads (round)

Flat Suction Pads (oval)

Bellows Suction Pads

Bellows suction pads

Bellows suction pads are used when it is necessary to compensate for varying workpiece heights, to handle parts with uneven surfaces or to handle easily-damaged parts. Round suction pads are especially used for handling laminar workpieces, oval suction pads are used for handling long and narrow workpieces.

Bellows Suction Pads (round)

Bellows Suction Pads (oval)

Vacuum Suction Pads for Special Applications

Schmalz also offers suction pads made for special application needs. They are optimized in their construction so that the cups can fulfil the needs of the special tasks.

Suction Pads for Handling Sheet Metal

Suction Pads for Handling Sheet Metal

These suction pads are especially made for demands in areas where sheet metal is handled. They apply very high horizontal and vertical holding forces. Special shapes allow handling concave and convex workpieces. Suction pads of this type are made of special material, that is very oil resistant.

Suction Pads for Handling Sheet Metal

Suction Pads for Handling Glass

Suction Pads for Handling Glass

For handling sensible workpieces made of glass, Schmalz offers special suction pads. Handling the flat and even workpieces, it is important to leave as few marks as possible. These cups are also used for the handling of plate glass (float glass) and solar modules.

Suction Pads for Handling Glass

Suction Pads for Handling Wood

Suction Pads for Handling Wood

A wide range of workpieces made of wood can be handled with this suction pads, such as furniture components, parquet, chipboard. The suction cups are also suitable for rough and slightly structured surfaces as well as for porous workpieces.

Suction Pads for Handling Wood

Suction Pads for Packaging

Suction Pads for Packaging

Suction pads for handling of workpieces in primary and secondary packaging processes. The suction pads are characterized by their extremely soft and adaptable sealing lip in combination with a robust reinforced main body. The suction cup series is either made of the wear-resistant material ELASTODUR, the wear-resistant material PVC or the FDA-compliant material silicone.

Suction Pads for Packaging

Suction Pads for Plastic Films and Paper

Suction Pads for Plastic Films and Paper

Handling of plastic films and paper can be easily done with the Schmalz suction pads. A flat, long-tapered sealing lip and inner support prevents the instable workpieces from being sucked in. Even with high temperatures the suction cups do not leave marks on the workpiece's surface.

Suction Pads for Plastic Films and Paper

Suction Pads for Handling CDs/DVDs

Suction Pads for Handling CDs/DVDs

The challenge of handling CDs and DVDs is to not damage the worpiece’s surface and to apply full suction force in spite of small sizes. Schmalz offers suction pads especially for handling CDs and DVDs in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Flat suction pads, bellows suction pads as well as full- and half-ring versions allow handling of the sensitive workpieces in all processing steps of CD/DVD production and further processing.

Suction Pads for Handling CDs/DVDs

Suction Pads for High-Temperature Applications

Suction Pads for High-Temperature Applications

Special suction plates are necessary to handle workpieces in high-temerature applications. Suction cups of Schmalz withstand temperatures up to 600°C. The suction plates are used in the manufacture of float glass or in tempering processes in the glass industry as well as for hot forming in the metal industry.

Suction Pads for High-Temperature Applications

Suction Pads for Different Industries

Suction Pads for Different Industries

Suction pads for different industries can be used in various areas. These suction pads are available in special shapes and in different materials.

Suction Pads for Different Industries

Accessories for Suction Pads

Sealing Profiles

Suction Pads - Sealing Profiles

In order to develop own suction pads, Schmalz offers sealing profiles. Herewith suction pads can be developed that match special workpiece dimensions. There are sealing profiles for smooth and rough or structured surfaces available.

Sealing Profiles

Suction Pad Connection Nipples

Suction Pad Connection Nipples

To connect the suction pads to the robot arms, a fitting connection nipple is needed. The connectors are made of aluminium and are available in different threads. Most of the suction cups are delivered with a fitting connection nipple.

Suction Pad Connection Nippels