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Gripping, lifting & holding

Automated pick-and-place
Automated pick-and-place

The use of specialized machines for high speed pick-and-place of small items with suction cups is very common in the electronics and consumer industries.

Auto racking
Auto racking

The size and weight of the panels make it difficult for operators to manually handle and racking them. Robots are used and typically equipped with a vision system.

Destacking layers of sheet
Destacking layers of sheets

Blanks of metal (magnetic or non-magnetic), plastic, wood or cardboard are separated from a stack and fed into the line. Vacuum pumps and cups are used to “pick-up/separate” and feed.

Ergonomic lifter
Ergonomic lifter

Reducing injury and increasing productivity are often accomplished with the aid of ergonomic lifting devices.

Glass forming and transfer
Glass forming and transfer

Robots and transfer stations handle the glass in sheet form, in a similar fashion as sheet metal. Non-marking suction cups are always preferred.

Labelling and decoration machines
Labelling and decoration machines

By using vacuum, labels can be applied to objects in high-speed labelling machines in a simple and efficient way, even on soft and uneven objects.

Metal body assembly
Metal body assembly

In a robot assembly cell, where for instance car doors are produced, at least a few robots use vacuum in handling operations.

Metal stamping and press transfer
Metal stamping and press transfer

Vacuum tooling for handling the panel changes each time a new part shall be pressed. This is a high speed application where friction cups for oily surfaces are needed for maximum performance.

Metal stamping/parts assembly
Metal stamping/parts assembly

Robots are used for welding parts together and for material handling. In a robot cell at least a few robots use vacuum in handling operations.

Tailored blanks of sheet
Tailored blanks of sheet

Joining metal materials of different thickness, strength or coating type produce a ”'tailored blank” ready for stamping. Vacuum is used in several stages of the process, mostly for feeding/loading …

Robot pick-and-place
Robot pick-and-place

High speed pick-and-place robots for placing small items like chocolate, cookies or other food stuff in packages.

Rotary cartoners
Rotary cartoners

These machines use a series of vacuum bars equipped with suction cups that move in a continuous rotary motion.

Vacuum assembly fixture - clamping
Vacuum assembly fixture - clamping

In several industries there are clamping fixtures where suction cups are used to hold parts during assembly, forming, cutting or other machining operations.

Vacuum belt conveyors
Vacuum belt conveyors

Vacuum belt conveyors consist of a perforated conveyor belt that is connected to a vacuum through grooves in the bed of the belt.

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