Schmalz is now offering a new modular system for vacuum end effectors (VEE). This new product allows for fast and flexible gripper configurations for use in pick and place processes, case packers, carton and tray erecting machines, top and side loading machines, as well as in packaging machines with frequent format changes.
The VEE modular system from Schmalz permits minimum configurations of one suction pad or a size of 38x38 mm and a dead weight of only 60 g. The largest configurable vacuum end effector comes with 12 suction pads at variable distances and a maximum gripper size of 300x200 mm at a weight of 800 grams. Users can select suction pads depending on their requirements: flat suction pad SGPN for handling fragile foil and blister packaging, flat suction pad SPF for handling stable cardboard boxes, or bellows suction pad SPB4 for handling filled bags or flow wrap packaging.
The VEE can handle loads of up to 5 pounds and process accelerations up to 10 g (100 m/sÂ²) regardless of the type of product it is handling. This means it meets all the requirements of the fast pick and place processes typical for the packaging industry. All VEE elements are made of polysulfone PSU according to FDA guidelines. They are resistant to alkaline and acidic cleaning agents and can be steam sterilized. This makes them suitable not only for the packaging industry, but especially for use in the food processing industry.
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