Our challenge: To find a pick & place solution for 2.5kgs of potatoes in bags made from thin walled plastic film. The solution: We used the VMECA Magic Gripper fitted with P48-S3 vacuum cups each cup has independent vacuum. VMECA’s Magic Gripper is an ideal solution for pick and place: Handling films, bags, cans, bottles, packets, foils and foods (to name a few). Some systems need multiple points of contact. Each Magic Gripper generates its own vacuum and works independently so, a cup failure or poor contact from one cup does not compromise other cups. For a complete end of arm handling solution, VMECA has a dedicated aluminium extrusion which not only presents the Gripper it also acts as an air distribution manifold, further reducing the requirement for fittings and simplifying installation.
The Magic Gripper can be redeployed onto different machinery rather than scrapped and if that’s not possible, a recent study found, 95% of the materials used to produce the Magic Gripper are recyclable. So, if a machine or robot becomes obsolete you can be certain the end-of-life impact of the Magic Gripper is minimal.
Did you know? – National Potato Day is celebrated every year on August 19th!
Ask Simmatic Automation Specialists Ltd about Magic Gripper Pick & Place and challenge us with your difficult to handle products. Contact us and we’ll show you how to solve all your vacuum handling applications.