Vacuum Layer Gripper SPZ

High-Performance Palletizers for Warehousing and Intralogistics

Together with capable palletizing robtos and gantries, vacuum layer gripping systems from Schmalz increase the production output in the automated handling of products in various industries. Individually planned systems guarantee an optimal process integration and ensure a quick return on Investment.


  • Palletizing and de-palletizing of layers of various goods

  • Use in warehouse logistics and intralogistics

  • Handling of layers with gaps, mixed layers, intermediate layers, pallets, cardboard packaging and film packaging

  • Palletizing and de-palletizing partial pallets by the combination of vacuum technology and mechanical gripping support

Your Benefits
  • Secure and damage free gripping of various layer sizes and layer patterns

  • Higher throughput due to process acceleration

  • No gripper changeover and set-up times when performing job changes

  • Innovative gripping concept with mechanical support and global vacuum for additional holding forves

  • Use in the freezer industry sector in areas down to -30°C (optional)

  • Skilled system design according to individual requirements


Basic Configurations

The layer gripping system SPZ is available in three basic configurations, differing in their gripping technology.

SPZ with Vacuum Suction Area

Sealing foam for homogenous and intrinsically stable product layers, such as jars and cans

Suction pads for flexible workpieces

SPZ-M with Mechanical Gripping Support

Additional stabilization of instable and porous product layers, such as cardboard boxes and beverage trays

SPZ-M-C with Global Vacuum

Maximum holding force for product layers that cannot be "sucked" (e.g. mixed layers and layers with gaps)

Industry-Specific Versions

Schmalz has developed specific layer gripping systems for typical applications of particular industries.

Layer gripping system for layers with jars Palletizer in the packaging industry

SPZ Glass
Palletizing and de-palletizing of jars and cans

SPZ Packaging
Palletizing and de-palletizing of cardboard boxes, beverage trays etc.

Layer gripping system SPZ Logistics for warehousing and intralogistics Nesting Gripper for workpieces after cut-optimized processing

SPZ Logistics
Handling of various product layers in warehousing and intralogistics

SPZ Nesting
De-stacking of cut-optimized wooden or metal sheets in a single handling process
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Contact for Inquiries

Our system consultants are happy to give you advice on our vacuum gripping system.

Tel. +49 7443 2403-107

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