Spring Has Arrived

As part of our ‘Challenge Us’ programme, Simmatic were asked to vacuum handle a 20kg bag of compost. Using 8 x MC25 VMECA Magic Grippers attached to a bespoke laser cut aluminium mounting plate, we were able to lift a 20kg bag with ease. As Spring has arrived this week, we thought it was an ideal time to show you the results and we’re sure you’ll agree with our perfect pick and place solution…

8 x VMECA Magic Grippers attached to a bespoke laser cut aluminium mounting plate…

Spring has arrived

           VMECA’s MC25 Magic Gripper…Spring has arrived

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.
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.

Challenge Us! If you’re gripping, moving, holding, pushing, pulling, lifting or lowering Simmatic have the products and the knowledge to solve all your vacuum handling applications. Ask Simmatic about VMECA’s Magic Gripper pick and place solutions.

Where systems need multiple points of contact with several cups, each magic gripper generates its own vacuum and works independently. So, a cup failure or poor contact from one cup doesn’t compromise other cups. For a complete end of arm solution, a dedicated aluminium extrusion not only presents the gripper, it also 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.

As Spring has arrived – Simmatic be featuring more seasonal videos in the next few weeks. Watch this space!