In which areas is vacuum used for holding and handling?
It's difficult to imagine modern production processes without using vacuum technology for the holding, transporting or handling of goods. How else would it be possible to stack cardboard so quickly and reliably, move glass panels, hold wooden components for milling, or load heavy items such as paper rolls, sacks or even bricks?
The idea is simple and ingenious. A suction cup, vacuum plate or vacuum table is used to apply suction and hold an object firmly.
This is an extremely effective method for moving, transporting or clamping objects.
In automated production processes such as furniture manufacturing, the component parts are moved by vacuum through the entire production line. The process begins with the delivery of wooden panels that are fed to the initial processing machine by a robot fitted with a vacuum suction device. The panels are held by vacuum and processed on this machine before being transported to the next processing stage by another vacuum gripper. At the end of the production line, a robot automatically stacks the crated furniture items on pallets.
In printing shops, vacuum is used to transport individual sheets of paper. They are drawn into the printing machine by vacuum, where they are fed through the individual printing stations by rollers using vacuum before being stacked again after printing. The paper is also fed through all the subsequent processing machines using vacuum.
Which Busch series are particularly suited for holding and handling goods?
Due to the numerous areas of application and tasks involved in holding and handling goods, the requirements for vacuum generators could hardly be more varied. For instance, dry running and oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pumps from the Seco and R 5 series, Samos side channel regenerative blowers, Mink claw vacuum pumps or Tyr rotary lobe blowers may be suitable.
If the vacuum supply of the operation is centralized, individual vacuum systems may be more appropriate.
We supply the appropriate vacuum technology for all handling devices. For example, extremely energy-efficient and low-maintenance Mink claw vacuum pumps are used for clamping components to CNC machining centers used for woodworking. The wooden items are held in place firmly and securely for processing.
Examples of the use of Busch vacuum technology for holding and handling goods:
- Automated materials handling – In production processes
- Palletizing – Stacking of packed units on pallets
- Loading and unloading – Of ships, vehicles and other means of transport
- Clamping – To woodworking machinery
- Packaging – Of an extremely wide range of articles in cardboard boxes or other packaging
- Paper Transport – For printing and processing machines in the printing industry
- Pick and Place – In the electronics, food, parts packaging and many other industries