This week we have had a large steel company asking for replacements for special Schmalz vacuum cups 200mm Dia fitted to Trumpf equipment. The Trumpf replacements were on a long lead time and the customer required replacements quickly, a solution was required where a replacement could be dropped in without too much engineering. Simmatic replaced the cups with VF200 Vtec flat vacuum pads. Schmalz explained to our customer that they could not provide replacements direct, due to a supplier agreement with Trumpf. The customer is extremely happy and running with both Vtec and Schmalz on the same loader, as the Schmalz cups degrade these will be replaced by Simmatic.