It’s International Carrot Day

It’s International Carrot Day. So, for this week’s demonstration video, we’re highlighting VMECA’s Magic Grippers and how the difference in cup styles and cup materials can affect the handling of thin film bags…

VMECA’s Magic Grippers

It’s International Carrot Day…

Firstly, the red cup (50 shore) is quite a tough silicon, hard wearing and durable. However, for thin films these cups don’t always comply as well as they need to. As you can see in our video, the cup doesn’t quite seal the bag and there’s not enough malleability to comply to it.

We then switch to the clear blue silicon cup (30 shore). These are must softer and therefore, give us a better chance of sealing on the bags. We’re sure you’ll agree this is another excellent handling solution from Simmatic.

VMECA’s Magic Grippers

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.

MC25C Model



It’s International Carrot Day


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]