Aiming to increase efficiency in the pick-and-place of small products, Piab expanded its range of DURAFLEX BX suction cups to include three new models in 10 (BX10P), 15 (BX15P), and 20 mm (BX20P) diameters. The latter offers improved sealing capabilities for products with porous, uneven or textured surfaces, such as medical products and plastic or metal parts, allowing manufacturers to increase line productivity and reduce energy consumption. The suction cups are available in single- or dual-hardness versions. The dual-hardness suction cup combines a strong and stable bellow with a soft and flexible lip. This reduces downtime caused by dropped parts and allows manufacturers to run their machines at higher speeds, increasing production capacity. Including eight diameters from 10 to 110 mm, the product range also features a strong, wear-resistant and elastic polyurethane material, ensuring durability. Environmentally friendly, it features a separable fitting and a recyclable rubber. The suction cups’ increased sealing capability reduces energy consumption as a smaller vacuum system with lower feed pressure is required compared to traditional suction cups. Applications include carton erecting, case and bin packing, palletizing, de-palletizing and rotary feeding in the packaging, pharmaceutical, plastic and consumer goods industries.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz