Processes for the automated handling of fragile electronic components must be both fast and gentle at the same time. The market leader and specialist in vacuum technology – Schmalz company has developed special “flow” gripper SCG for such tasks. The gripper provides safe transport of plastic parts and printed circuit boards.

  This gripper generates a high flow rate for reliable and gentle handling. The required vacuum is established extremely quickly, which ensures very short handling cycles. The SCG can reliably move workpieces even with low coverage of the suction area, for example if printed circuit boards contain openings or drill holes or have been assembled.

  The end users benefit from the low operating costs with the gripper since it delivers high performance with minimum air consumption. It has a suction rate of 590 liters per minute and operates at an operating pressure of between 1 and 5 bar.

  This vacuum gripper from Schmalz can be flexibly integrated into existing production systems. It is designed to be ready to connect, is exceptionally compact with dimensions of 55 x 70 mm and has a built-in vacuum generator. This eliminates the need for additional hoses – and the gripper can be easily installed in either the lateral or axial position. The suction cup on the flow gripper is made from special nitrile rubber. This material is anti-static and dissipates potential electrical charges that could damage sensitive electronic components.

  These grippers can also be used in any other field for delicate transportation, for example, in the confectionery industry, where the material of the vacuum suction cup has to be certified in order to meet the requirements of direct contact with the food product. Beltimport together with the world leader in vacuum technology - Schmalz will be able to solve any task related to vacuum technology!