Technical Tool Products is a Schmalz distributor in the upper-Midwest serving Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Schmalz and TTP partner in providing vacuum technology and material handling solutions to customers in a wide range of industries.

The efficiency and gentleness of vacuum technology makes it a great choice for handling glass, boxes, metal, sheet metal, products in bags or sacks, barrels, and many other applications that require lifting assistance. Schmalz vacuum products will not drop, scratch, dent, or otherwise damage the products you need to lift, yet, they are powerful enough to lift objects weighing up to 650 lbs. 

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Local Service

Experience and Expertise

Support and Service

Extended Capabilities

As your Schmalz provider in MN, NE, ND, SD, IA, and WI, Technical Tool Products offers many advantages over other distributors.

Technical Tool Products has more “feet on the street” than others. This means you will receive individualized attention as each of our Regional Sales Managers has a customer centric focus and can ensure you get the solution, support and service you need. Our technical sales personnel are located in Council Bluffs, IA, Sioux Falls, SD, Twin Cities, MN and Fargo, ND. We have demonstration products that can be tested on-site in your application.

We are experts in field of Material Handling for manufacturing facilities. Combined with our expertise in Assembly Technology we have over thirteen years of experience providing solutions in these areas. We have many valuable resources available to us, combining the experience of our team and partner suppliers.

Technical Tool Products is responsive to any issues that arise at any point, before or after the purchase order. We can provide design and engineering. We provide a Project Manager as the applications require. We can provide help selection of accessories and flow analysis. We can also assist with installation. We are a certified Repair Center with factory trained technicians.

Our capabilities do not end at providing a vacuum lifting or other ergonomic lifting solution. We can supply many solutions including conveyor, power tools, torque products, error-proofing, product and process location products and many software solutions related to productivity.

Schmalz Products

Vacuum Components

 Innovative vacuum components from Schmalz offer reliable support and assistance for automation and handling tasks for large groups of users and many differing industries. The wide range of products includes vacuum suction pads, vacuum generators, mounting elements and system monitors.

For an overview of our product program leaf through the Schmalz vacuum components digital catalog, or visit the links below to view individual products:

Vacuum Suction Pads, Special Grippers, Mounting Elements, Vacuum Generators, Valve Technology, Switches and System Monitoring, Filters and Connections, Test Kit for the packaging industry

Vacuum Gripping Systems

Schmalz's complex vacuum gripping systems let you implement decisive productivity increases during automated processes. The systems range from layer and large-area vacuum gripping systems to ready-to-install vacuum suction spiders for use in all areas of automation.

For videos showing these products at work, visit Schmalz's youtube channel, or contact TTP for an onsite demonstration.

Vacuum Area Gripping Systems FXP and FMP, Vacuum Area Gripping System SBX, Vacuum Layer Gripper SPZ, Vacuum Suction Spider SSP, Vacuum End Effector VEE

Vacuum Handling Systems

 Schmalz's vacuum handling systems persuade by their functionality, safety and ergonomics, for example during loading and unloading of machines. They are the link between commercial investment and ergonomic working environment because they help avoid damages to health caused by lifting and moving heavy loads. With vacuum handling systems, production processes are streamlined and processing times shortened; at the same time staff members' motivation and productivity are increased.

Schmalz handling systems are compliant to the machinery directive CE and all valid laws of the European Union. All our devices are marked with the CE lable, are individually tested before shipment and are delivered with a declaration of conformity, the operating and maintenance instructions.

View General Information on Vacuum Handling Systems

Whether as a standard product or customer-specific solution - Schmalz's vacuum handling systems offer reliable support for solving your handling tasks.  Contact TTP to hear about the successful applications we've provided, and visit our solutions page for a case study detailing how the Schmalz VacuMaster is being used to install bus windows.

Vacuum Tube Lifters Jumbo, Vacuum Lifting Devices VacuMaster, Crane Systems and Jib Cranes, Workshop Equipment

Vacuum Clamping Systems

 Forward-looking vacuum clamping technology from Schmalz is the intelligent answer to the ever-increasing demand for greater productivity and the economic use of CNC machine tools.

See vidoes of successful clamping applications hereContact TTP to discuss your application.

Innovative Clamping Solutions for CNC-Machine Centers, Precision Clamping technology for metal or plastic machining, Clamping Solutions for manual work, Replacement suction plate