Vacuum Components

Schmalz supplies over 3 500 vacuum components for its vacuum handling and gripping systems! These vacuum components are allowing operators to tailor a vacuum handling or gripping system to your precise requirements. The Schmalz range of vacuum components is distributed and supported across sub-Saharan Africa by Tectra Automation.

Vacuum Valves

Our vacuum valves range includes check valves; 2- and 3-way manually actuated ball valves; valves for specialised applications; and solenoid valves.

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Vacuum Generators

Vacuum generators across South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. As an international leader in vacuum handling and gripping systems.

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Vacuum Cups

Tectra Automation, part of Bosch Rexroth Africa, stocks an extensive range of 50 vacuum cups and accessories from Schmalz.

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Switches And Monitoring

Tectra Automation, stocks a range of vacuum switches and monitoring products from Schmalz for easy installation and long-lasting vacuum performance.

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Special Grippers

Special grippers have features that can handle materials with needles and magnetic grippers that effectively lift ferromagnetic metal sheets.

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Mounting Elements

Our range of Schmalz mounting elements include spring plungers, jointed mountings and vacuum holders. Fast attachment and trouble-free mounting.

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Filters And Connections

Tectra Automation, stocks a range of vacuum connections and filters from Schmalz for easy installation and long-lasting vacuum performance.

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Feed Ejectors

Schmalz feed ejectors are able to grip very porous materials such as foams, textiles, paper and various recycling materials with high suction rates.

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We’ll help you build your ideal vacuum handling system from our range of 3 500 vacuum components! Call us on +27 11 975 9700 or send us an enquiry.

Vacuum systems and vacuum components

As a world-leader in vacuum technology, Schmalz provides end to end vacuum handling and gripping systems. Because every handling and gripping application is different, Schmalz has developed a complete vacuum components system that gives operators the freedom they need to achieve maximum operational efficiency.

The comprehensive range of the vacuum component programme is a critical part of this solution, enabling operators to customise a vacuum system to their specific operational needs.

Regardless of workpiece texture or shape, Schmalz’s vacuum components range allows operators to tackle any handling job, up to 2 000 kg!

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What goes into building an optimum vacuum handling system?

The degree of flexibility built into Schmalz’s gripping and handling systems designs means users can assemble and adapt a vacuum system to their needs, without any functional constraints. Here’s an overview of the role vacuum components play in the overall vacuum system:

  • The vacuum suction cups or special grippers act as the interface between the vacuum system and the workpiece.
  • Schmalz mounting elements ensure a fast and flexible connection of vacuum components to tooling systems.
  • Vacuum generators, together with ejectors, pumps and blowers, provide operators with centralised or decentralised vacuum generation.
  • Switches and monitoring systems are critical components in measuring and control, ensuring safe operations of the vacuum system.
  • Filters protect the vacuum generator from fine dust within the airflow. Hoses and connectors provide secure connection of the components within the system.
  • Valves control the vacuum flow and the centralised or decentralised compressed air.

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