Vacuum Handle 20kg of Compost

As part of our ‘Challenge Us’ programme Simmatic were asked to vacuum handle 20kg of compost. Using 8 x MC25 VMECA Magic Grippers attached to a bespoke laser cut aluminium mounting plate. As you can see, we were able to lift a 20kg bag with ease. Now that Spring is here, we thought this was an ideal opportunity to show you our “Challenge” results. We’re sure you’ll agree we found the perfect pick and place solution…

8 x VMECA Magic Grippers attached to a bespoke laser cut aluminium mounting plate: Vacuum Handle 20kg of Compost…
VMECA MC25 Magic Grippers

                   VMECA’s MC25 Magic Gripper…


VMECA’s Magic Gripper MC25C

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.

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.

Challenge Us! If you’re gripping, moving, holding, pushing, pulling, lifting or lowering Simmatic have the products and the knowledge to solve all your industrial vacuum handling applications. Ask us about VMECA’s Magic Gripper pick and place solutions. In fact, for any of our pneumatic and vacuum handling products, call us on 01299 877770 or email: [email protected]