Magic Gripper to Pick and Place

Simmatic were challenged to find a pick and place solution for 24 bottles of shrink-wrapped hot chilli sauce weighing more than 7kg.
We used 6 x VMECA Magic Grippers fitted with P Lips. Here are the results…

The Magic Gripper is unique to the vacuum handling market. This clever innovation from VMECA takes the already very successful configurable Magic Cup and offers it coupled directly to a carefully measured vacuum source so, a tailored gripper specific to the project’s demands can be created from one line of products, the Magic Gripper.

The gripper only evacuates the vacuum between the built-in vacuum cartridge to the cup face, giving an instant response once supplied with compressed air. Because the size of the gripper can be honed to the application, it’s not wasteful with energy due to oversizing, equally, when large flows are required, the body allows full bore flow through it with no restrictions associated with pipework and fittings.

Handling bottles, jars, bags, boxes, films, foils, foods, glass, steel, wood or laminates, start with VMECA Magic Gripper pick and place.
Where systems need multiple points of contact several cups, each magic gripper is generating its own vacuum and is working independently, so a cup failure or poor contact from one cup doesn’t compromise the other cups. For a complete end of arm solution, a dedicated aluminium extrusion not only presents the gripper, it acts as an air distribution manifold, further reducing the requirement for fittings simplifying installation.

Eco-friendly Materials
The Magic Gripper can be redeployed onto different machinery rather than scrapped, though when that’s not possible, a recent study found that 95% of the materials used to produce the Magic Gripper are recyclable, so if a machine or robot reaches obsolescence you can be certain of the end-of-life impact of the gripper is minimal.

National Hot Sauce Day is 22nd January 2022

Did you know?
Hot sauces reflect different cultures; the ingredients are drawn from their unique regions. For example, the Panamanian sauce called “Picante Chombo” includes locally grown scotch bonnet peppers, and hot sauces from the West Indies contain local fruits and vegetables.

Ask Simmatic Automation Specialists Ltd about VMECA’s Magic Gripper pick and place and challenge us with your difficult to handle products. We can show you how to solve all your industrial vacuum handling applications. VMECA’s comprehensive range of air-driven vacuum pumps, suction cups, and vacuum conveyor systems are ideal solutions for the food and beverage industry. Many of Simmatic’s recently solved challenges are listed on our website Blog Page – complete with video demonstrations, where anything from dog food, fruit, vegetables and even bricks have been handled with success. So, if you’re gripping, moving, holding, pushing, pulling, lifting or lowering Simmatic have the products and the knowledge to deliver your solution.