Further broadening its already extensive application range, Piab expands its line of bellows flat friction cups to include a cup measuring 60 mm in diameter.
With this 60 mm cup we fill the gap in our highly competitive range of DURAFLEX® friction cups. The new size BFFT60P-2 is available with 10 standard friction cup fittings.
The Bellows Flat Friction Cup (BFFT) design is the best choice for very thin metal sheets (0,6 - 0,8 mm) to avoid risk for dents. This new cup has an enhanced bellow (stiffer) and dimensions (height, diameter and stroke) to make it suitable to fit general automotive applications and compete on the market.
The BFFT60P-2 works great on flat and uneven/curved surfaces or if level compensation is needed, for example in de-stacking applications. It is also designed for handling outer body car parts in a press-to press forming process.
The cup and inner support are made of DURAFLEX®, a unique material made especially by Piab, which features the elasticity of rubber and the wear resistance of polyurethane. DURAFLEX® suction cups allow for stability and good grip no matter any orientation. The material does not leave any marks on the objects handled, has a fantastic elastic memory.
The refined internal friction pattern provides additional grip performance, the suction cups can withstand high shear forces, typically 3–5 times more than corresponding conventional suction cups. The BFFT60P-2 works best if press oil is used on a metal sheet, but this cup is also a great choice for:
- Dry sheet metal
- Corrugated cardboard
- Objects requiring a very clean surface (mark free)