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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

Saving Money While Protecting the Environment

With its initiative for energy-efficient vacuum technology, Schmalz Inc. shows that economy and environment can go hand in hand. As part of this initiative, energy-efficient vacuum components, vacuum units and vacuum controllers from Schmalz were compared with similar systems from other manufacturers. This comparison showed that by using Schmalz vacuum technology, the user was able to reduce energy consumption and optimize work processes, while preserving resources and protecting the environment. The FXC-HD vacuum large-area gripping system, the VAGG vacuum unit, the SRC wireless remote control and the SMPi vacuum ejector were tested.

The FXC-HD large-area gripping system has a small main body with a small evacuation volume. Because the chambers for the suction and blow-off functions are separate, items can be set down quickly, using less power. Another example is the VAGG vacuum unit. Unlike the conventional vacuum generator, which runs throughout the entire clamping/milling process, continuously consuming energy, the VAGG vacuum unit's integrated energy-saving regulation enables the user to save an enormous amount of energy. In the area of vacuum controllers, the SRC wireless remote control was tested for its use with vacuum tube lifter units. When using a conventional lifting unit a blower is in continuous operation the entire time. In comparison, the tube lifter unit equipped with the SRC wireless remote control ran for only 36 minutes (as measured based on typical operation). The integrated energy saving function interrupts vacuum generation as soon as a safe vacuum value has been reached. Vacuum generation is switched back on only once the value exceeds the preset minimum vacuum value. This means that compared to a conventional vacuum ejector, the SMPi consumes far less compressed air.

This shows that when developing new products, Schmalz focuses on advancing technology as well as developing resource-efficient solutions. The user benefits from the long service life of the products, reduces energy consumption and lowers operating costs. In addition, the user is helping to protect the environment.

About Schmalz
Schmalz, founded in 1910 in Germany, is the world market leader in vacuum technology. Schmalz Inc., based in Raleigh, NC, was founded in 1999. Schmalz Inc. has its own outside sales force and Authorized Schmalz Distributors in all states. Schmalz is one of the few positive-energy companies worldwide and has been rewarded for its sustainability several times. Schmalz is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified for more than 10 years.

For more information visit Schmalz Inc. at 919/713-0880 or visit

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