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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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