Vacuum Clamping Technology for the Composites Industry

Secure Holding of Composite Materials

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乐虎体育官网Fiber-reinforced plastics are mainly reinforced by embedded glass fibers or carbon fibers. Carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) have an even better ratio between strength and weight. This material is primarily used in the automotive, airline and wind energy industries, but is also used in sporting goods, construction and other sectors.

The last steps in processing give the workpiece its final shape. The workpieces must be held securely for processing in CNC machining centers or water jet cutting systems. These free-form surfaces are more difficult to process and present new challenges for clamping technology in particular.


Vacuum Clamping Technology for the Composites Industry

Basic Holding Fixture BHF

  • Flexible, manually adjustable clamping solution for free-form workpieces
  • Pre-fastening using vacuum or magnets

Suction Cup Balance SSCB

  • Clamping and gripping system for free-form 3D contours
  • Precise, accurate positioning workpiece enabled by automated assembly processes

For automated processes, Schmalz offers vacuum components and gripping systems ready for connection

Vacuum technology for automated processes in the fiber composite industry


Vacuum Clamping Technology in Use

Clamping systems for metal sheets

Suction Cup Balance SSCB for Automatic Setup, Simultaneous Gripping and Precisely Positioned Clamping

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