National Potato Day

Did you know? – National Potato Day is celebrated every year on 19th August.

This week we’re highlighting VMECA’s Magic Grippers
Our Challenge: To find a pick & place solution for 2.5kgs of potatoes in bags made from thin-walled plastic film.

National Potato Day is on 19th August:

National Potato Day

Simmatic’s solution:
We used VMECA Magic Gripper fitted with P48-S3 vacuum cups

VMECA’s Magic Gripper is an ideal solution for pick and place for handling:

  • Bags
  • Films
  • Foils
  • Foods
  • Trays
  • Cans
  • Jars
  • Bottles
  • Packets – in fact the list is endless!

VMECA’s 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.

Eco-friendly Materials:
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.

Whatever your project needs, we’re always keen to work with you and help you through your options. There are so many automated solutions available. So, if you are gripping, moving, holding, pushing, pulling, lifting or lowering Simmatic have the products and knowledge to deliver your solution.

If you would like more information about VMECA’s Magic Grippers from Simmatic or, in fact, any of our pneumatic and vacuum handling products, call us on 01299 877770 or email: [email protected]