Schmalz Suction CupsSuction Cups

Suction cups are used wherever objects (parts, packing materials etc.) need to be lifted, transported, turned over or handled in some other manner. They are the connecting element between the vacuum generator and the workpiece. Their technical and physical design is therefore of great importance. A basic distinction is made between the following types of suction cups:

Each version has its own specific advantages, which can be improved or optimised by the use of suction cups made of various materials. Detailed explanations of the available suction-pad materials can be found after the section “Selection and Configuration”.

General Information

Flat Suction Cups (Round)

flat-suction-cups Flat suction cups PFYN • Diameter: 1 to 200 mm
• Materials: NBR, SI, PU, FPM,HT1, antistatic and non-marking variants
Round universal suction cups available in various materials for a wide range of requirements; especially for workpieces with even, smooth surfaces.
PFYN-VU1 Flat Suction Cup
Flat suction cups PFYN VU1• Diameter: 15 to 95 mm
• Material: VU1
• Connection nipple plugged into elastomer  part
Extremely wear-resistant Vulkollan suction cups for high loads and a long service life in multi-shift operations.
SPU Flat Suction Plates Round Suction plates SPU• Diameter: 100 to 400 mm
• Materials: grey NBR and SI
• Support plate made of aluminum
The universal suction plates for smooth and slightly rough surfaces, such as glass, scaly sheet metal, wood, etc.
SPK Flat Suction Plate Suction plates SPK• Diameter: 55 to 250 mm
• Material: sealing lip: EPDM
• Support plate made of aluminum
Round suction plate with adaptable sealing edge for
rough and textured workpieces.
flat-suction-pads Flat suction pads PFYN-F• Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
• Material: Chloroprene and Silicone
General purpose suction pads with internal supports, particularly suitable for flat workpieces.

Flat Suction Cups (Oval)

SGON Flat Suction Cup Oval Flat suction pads SGON
• Dimensions: 4 x 2 to 90 x 30 mm
• Materials: NBR, SI and HT1
• Cups of the size 24 x 8 and larger are additionally secured
The suction pads for long, narrow workpieces such as pipes and sections.
SPLO Flat Suction Plates Oval Flat suction pads SPLO• Dimensions: 60 x 20 to 370 x 80 mm
• Material: NBR
• Support plate vulcanized to elastomer part
The suction plates for long, narrow workpieces such as pipes and sections.

Bellows Suction Cups (Round)

FSGA Bellow Suction Cup Round Bellows suction pads FSGA (1.5 folds)• Diameter: 4 to 78 mm
• Materials: HT1, NBR, NK, SI, SI-MD, SI-HD
• Connection nipple plugged into elastomer part
The universal suction pads for almost all applications, particularly for uneven workpieces or if height compensation is needed.
FSGA-VU1 Bellow Suction Cup Round Bellows suction pads FSGA VU1 (1.5 folds)• Diameter: 30 to 110 mm
• Material: VU1
• Connection nipple plugged into elastomer part
Very hard-wearing suction pads for maximum loads and a long lifetime, particularly for uneven workpieces or if height compensation is needed.
bellows-suction-pads
• Material: NBR, SI

• Support plate screwed to elastomer part

The universal suction pads for almost all applications, particularly for uneven workpieces or if height compensation is needed.
bellows-suction-pads
• Diameter: 100 to 250 mm
• Material: HT1, NBR
• Support plate vulcanized to elastomer part
The suction pads for large, heavy workpieces, particularly for uneven workpieces or if height compensation is needed.
bellows-suction-pads
• Diameter: 3 to 88 mm
• Materials: NBR, NBR-AS, SI, NK, HT1 SI-AS and SI-HD
• Con. nipple plugged into elast. part
The universal suction pads for particularly uneven workpieces or if height compensation is needed.
bellows-suction-pads
• Material: VU1
• Connection nipple plugged into Elastomer part
Very hard-wearing suction pads for maximum loads and a long lifetime, particularly for uneven workpieces or if height compensation is needed.
bellows-suction-pads Bellows suction pads FSGB (3.5 folds)• Diameter: 25 mm
• Materials: NBR and SI
The universal suction pads for particularly uneven workpieces or if extra height compensation is needed.
bellows-suction-pads Bellows suction pads FSGA-B (1.5 folds) • Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
• Materials: CR and SI
The universal suction pads for most applications where some height compensation is needed.

Bellows Suction Cups (Oval)

bellows-suction-pads
• Dimensions: 95 x 40 to 140 x 65 mm
• Material: VU1
• Connection plate screwed to Elastomer part
Very hard-wearing suction pads for maximum loads and a long lifetime, particularly for long workpieces such as sections, pipes and stamped sheet-metal parts.

Suction cups for handling sheet metal

SAXM Bell-Shaped Suction Pad for Handling Sheet Metal Bell-Shaped Suction Pads SAXM• Diameter: 30 to 115 mm
• Material: ED
• Vulcanized connection nipple
High-speed bell-shaped suction pad with highest absorption of lateral and holding forces thanks to its optimal internal structure and high suction pad stroke.
suction-pads-for-handling-sheet-metal
• Diameter: 30 to 125 mm
• Material: NBR
• Connection nipple vulcanized to elastomer part
The special suction pad for all sorts of metal sheets, especially thin- walled motorcar body sheets, and other sensitive workpieces. Very high horizontal and vertical retention forces.
suction-pads-for-handling-sheet-metal
• Diameter: 22 to 125 mm
• Material: NBR
• Connection nipple vulcanized to elastomer part
The special suction pad for all sorts of curved metal sheets, especially thinwalled motorcar body sheets, and other sensitive workpieces. Very high horizontal and vertical retention forces and maximum compression stroke.
suction-pads-for-handling-sheet-metal
• Dimensions: 50 x 16 to 140 x 70 mm
• Material: NBR
• Connection nipple vulcanized to elastomer part.
The special suction pad for sheet metal, particularly thinwalled car bodywork components with long narrow shapes such assections, tubes or ribs. Designed for high horizontal and vertical holding forces.
suction-pads-for-handling-sheet-metal
• Dimensions: 60 x 30 to 140 x 70 mm
• Material: NBR
• Connection nipple vulcanized to elastomer part.
The special suction pad for highly curved sheet metal parts, particularly thinwalled car bodywork components with long, narrow shapes such as tubes, sections or ribs. Designed for high horizontal/vertical holding forces and a long suction-pad stroke.
suction-pads-for-handling-sheet-metal Bell suction pads SAOG (oval)• Dimensions: 60 x 20 to 95 x 40 mm
• Material: NBR shore hardness 45
Special suction pad for very curved workpieces, particularly thin-walled car bodywork parts. Very good adaptation to concave and convex curves, with very high holding force and resistance to lateral forces.
suction-pads-for-handling-sheet-metal Bell suction pads SGGN • Diameter: 85 to 115 mm
• Material: Vulkollan and NBR
Very hard-wearing suction pads for maximum loads and a long lifetime, particularly for convex and concave workpieces.
suction-pads-for-handling-sheet-metal Bell suction pads SGGN 53 / 80 • Diameter: 53 and 80 mm
• Material: NBR
The special suction pad with very good adaptability to very concave or convex workpieces.

Suction cups for handling Glass

suction-pads-for-handling-glass Suction Plates SGF• Diameter: 120 to 400 mm
• Material: EPDM grey
Suction plate SGF for handling of flat, smooth workpieces, such as glass and plastic sheets. Also used for the handling of plate glass (float glass) and solar modules.

Suction pads for handling wood

suction-pads-for-handling-wood
• Diameter: 50 to 85 mm
• Material: NK
• Connection nipple plugged into elastomer part or support plate vulcanized to elastomer part.
The suction pad for a wide range of workpieces made of wood (such as furniture components, parquet, chipboard, etc.). Also suitable for rough or slightly structured surfaces.
suction-pads-for-handling-wood
• Diameter: 125 to 210 mm
• Material: NK
• Supporting plate securely clipped to elastomer part
The suction pad for a wide range of workpieces made of wood (such as furniture components, parquet, chipboard, etc.). Also suitable for rough or slightly structured surfaces.
suction-pads-for-handling-wood Suction plates SPC• Diameter: 160 to 400 mm
• Material: grey NBR
The special suction pads for all porous materials.

Suction cups for handling packaging products

suction-pads-for-packaging
• Diameter: 10 to 60 mm
• Material: Elastodur
• Connection element modular
The suction pads for handling cardboard and rigid packaging like top-loading and side-loading machines, or cardboard box and tray erectors.
suction-pads-for-packaging
• Diameter: 20 to 60 mm
• Material: Elastodur
• Connection element modular
The suction pads for handling cardboard and rigid packaging like top-loading and side-loading machines, or cardboard box and tray erectors.
SPB4f Bellow Suction Pad for Packaging Bellows suction pads SPB4f (4.5 folds)• Diameter: 30 to 50 mm
• Material: SI
• Connection via a nipple or plug-in function
Bag suction pad with an extremely flexible sealing lip for handling bags, even with strong wrinkling, low filling degree or liquid contents.
suction-pads-for-packaging Bellows suction pads SPB4 (4.5 folds)• Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
• Material: Silicone (suitable for applications in the Food Industry)
Bellows suction pad (round) with 4.5 folds for reliable handling of pouches and flexible products.
suction-pads-for-packaging Bellows suction pads FGA PVC (1.5 folds)• Diameter: 13 to 22 mm
• Material: PVC (suitable for applications in the Food Industry)
The special suction pad for flexible and non-rigid packing materials in the packaging industry, such as film-packed products, blister packs, etc.
suction-pads-for-packaging Bellows suction pads FG PVC (2.5 folds)• Diameter: 18 to 32 mm
• Material: PVC (suitable for applications in the Food Industry)
The special suction pad for flexible and non-rigid packing materials in the packaging industry, such as film-packed products, blister packs, etc.
suction-pads-for-packaging Bellows suction pads FSGC-BL (4.5 folds) • Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
• Material: Chloroprene and Silicone
The special suction pad for flexible and non-rigid packing materials in the packaging industry, such as film-packed products, blister packs, etc.
suction-pads-for-packaging Bellows suction pads FSGB-R (rectangular)• Dimensions: 52 x 25 bis 80 x 50 mm
• Material: NK and SI
The special suction pad for long, narrow outer packing materials in the packaging industry, such as film-packed products, blister packs, etc.

Suction cups for plastic films and paper

suction-pads-for-plastic-films-and-paper Flat suction pads SGN 25 K to SGN 40 K• Diameter: 25 to 40 mm
• Material: NBR
Special suction pads for paper and films.
suction-pads-for-plastic-films-and-paper
• Diameter: 15 to 40 mm
• Materials: NK, SI, HT1, FPM
• Connection nipple plugged into elastomer part
Special suction pads for particularly careful handling of paper and films.
suction-pads-for-plastic-films-and-paper Flat suction pads SGS-27• Diameter: 27 mm
• Material: NK
Special suction pads for films.
suction-pads-for-plastic-films-and-paper Vacuum lifting cylinder HS • Body of aluminium with integrated lifting cylinder
• Connection thread M5 and G1/8” for suction pads
The special suction pad for a quick separation of papers and films, with integrated lifting cylinder.

Suction cups for handling CDs/DVDs

suction-pads-for-handling-cd's-dvd's Suction pads SGR and SGH• Diameter: 17 to 36 mm
• Material: SI with various hardness values
Special suction pads for mechanical handling of CDs of all sizes, ring or half-ring shape.

Suction pads for high-temperature applications

suction-pads-for-high-temperature-applications
• Diameter: 90 to 190 mm
• Material: FPM, coated with felt
• Withstands temperatures up to 400°C
Special suction pads for hot workpieces, withstands temperatures up to 400 °C.
suction-pads-for-high-temperature-applications High-temperature suction plates SPL-HT• Diameter: 35 to 140 mm

• Material: Special woven silicate material
• Withstands temperatures up to 600°C
High-temperature suction plate for very hot workpieces, withstands temperatures up to 600° C.

Suction cups for different branches

suction-pad-branches Flat suction pads SGN 6.3 to SGN 25• Diameter: 6.3 to 25 mm
• Materials: NBR and SI
The special suction pads for sensitive workpieces and uneven surfaces.
suction-pad-branches Flat suction pads SGN 20 to SGN 100• Diameter: 20 to 100 mm
• Material: NBR
Special suction pads hard, continuous use and high transverse forces.
suction-pad-branches Flat suction pads SGN 45• Diameter: 45 mm
• Materials: ECO and SI
The special suction pads for sensitive workpieces and uneven surfaces.
suction-pad-branches Flat suction pads SGN 120• Diameter: 120 mm
• Material: ECO
The special suction pads for workpieces of varying widths, even less than the suction pad diameter.
suction-pad-branches Flat suction pads SGAN • Diameter: 7 to 16 mm
• Materials: SI and PU
The special suction pads for very sensitive workpieces.

Sealing profiles

suction-pad-sealing-profiles Sealing Profile DI-MOS• Diameter: 6 to 12 mm
• Cross-sections: 8 x 1 mm to 25 x 20 mm
Standard sealing profiles for construction of your own suction plates to match your workpieces.
suction-pad-sealing-profiles Sealing Profile DI-PROF • Cross-sections 21 x 11 to 53 x 32 mm Standard sealing profiles for construction of your own suction plates to match your workpieces, particularly for rough and structured surfaces.