World Cocktail Day

Saturday May 13th is World Cocktail Day, a celebration of the art of making cocktails. So this week, we’re demonstrating VMECA’s MC23 Magic Gripper picking and placing cocktails in cans…

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 a project’s demands can be created from one line of products.

Magic Grippers only evacuate 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 perfected 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.

Rather than being scrapped, the Magic Gripper can be redeployed onto different machinery and when 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 reaches obsolescence you can be certain the end-of-life impact of the Magic Gripper is minimal.

World Cocktail Day

Magic Gripper Key Points:

• Cost efficient
• Easy to build vacuum systems
• Variety of suction cups/lips
• Fast response & excellent performance
• 73% less energy consumption
• VMECA multi-stage vacuum cartridge integrated

The History of World Cocktail Day

In 1806, The Balance and Columbian Repository coined the term cocktail as a stimulating liquor with a wide variety of sweets, waters, and bitters. Originally, the Oxford English Dictionary defined the term with a different set of connotations, describing it as a horse with a tail like a cock’s, with its tail cocked up instead of hung down.

As an alcoholic mixed drink, cocktails can combine spirits and other ingredients like fruit juice, syrup, cream, bitters, or sugar. Cocktails started as a British invention in the 19th century and have since become an American innovation when a Connecticut-born bartender Jerry Thomas wrote the book “The Bartender’s Guide.” The Bartender’s Guide basically broadcasted an encyclopaedia of how to mix drinks and recipes on some of the best combinations of drinks and flavours.

If you would like more information about VMECA’s Magic Grippers, picking and placing cocktail cans or in fact, any other product information you may need, please contact us at: [email protected] or call: 01299 877770. You can also follow this link to Simmatic’s YouTube channel and subscribe to watch more solution videos.