Piab (Hingham, MA) introduces a new addition to its range of dual durometer DURAFLEX suction cups, designed to speed up robots and improve productivity. Designed with a single bellows, the new DURAFLEX cup (10-110 mm) stays more stable when in motion, offering users the opportunity to run their robots or production lines at higher speeds, whilst maintaining a very high level of accuracy and precision. Benefits include:
- Firm bellows with soft, flexible lips made from a specially developed material that features the elasticity of rubber and wear resistance of polyurethane, making them particularly suitable for uneven and porous surfaces. The material's durability and elastic memory increase the longevity of cups.
- A lower building height than the multi-bellows cups, making it easier to fit into space-restricted areas, such as robot arms picking from molds. Additionally, the single bellows provides a better lifting force, so each cup is able to lift heavier loads. This means that fewer cups can be deployed for a specific task, reducing the initial investment.
- Stable, yet flexible function, enabling the single bellows cups to meet the specific demands of a variety of industries, where they will improve productivity and reduce downtime. Not only do they reduce the risk of objects being dropped, but they also help reduce investment and energy costs as their excellent sealing properties result in less leakage, allowing the use of smaller vacuum pumps.