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Vacuum gripping systems

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Highly-efficient and process-safe: FIPA vacuum grippers and bag grippers are capable of handling individual workpieces or entire layers without the necessity to change the gripper heads and independent of the position of the workpiece. The vacuum generation is either integrated or provided externally by a side channel blower or vacuum pump for particularly air-permeable workpieces. FIPA vacuum grippers with leakage reduction from the TL series are an efficient handling solution for dust-free processes. With the recommended minimum coverage of 80 percent, tilt and swivel movements up to 360° are possible. For the process-safe gripping of variable product geometries, the suction plates of the TG series are optimised with leakage reduction. Integrated flow resistors reduce leakage for suction cups without product contact and thus maintains the vacuum at an acceptable level. The TG series bag gripper is specially designed for handling dimensionally unstable bags and shrink wrapping. Handling other bags is also possible with the vacuum cell fully covered.


Vacuum grippers with closing valves

Strong holding force, independent of gripper coverage

Maximum life, minimum maintenance
  • * = Depending on external vacuum supply
  • Automated handling of individual products or product layers without gripper change
  • Suitable for rigid products with an even or uneven surface
  • Integrated valves seal unused suction openings without loss of gripping force
  • Large valve openings reduce sensitivity to dirt and ensure maximum suction power
  • Fast and uniform vacuum distribution ensures short cycle times and high acceleration rates
  • Separate compressed air connection for blow-off function for fast product release
  • Sealing foam for gentle product contact and optimum vacuum sealing - can be quickly replaced without tools and without leaving any residue

Technical data

Item no.TC120x230-P20TC120x230-P40TC120x400-P20TC120x400-P40TC200x400-P20TC200x400-P40TC600x400-P20-OV*TC600x400-P28-OV*TC600x400-P40-OV*TC1300x260-P20-OV*TC1300x260-P28-OV*TC1300x260-P40-OV*TC1300x500-P20-OV*TC1300x500-P28-OV*TC1300x500-P40-OV*
Air consumption at 6 bar [Nl/min] 105 105 210 105 420 210 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Suction power against atmosphere [Nl/min] 360 198 396 198 1,440 720 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Number of closing valves 50 15 95 30 171 50 551 260 126 768 360 192 1,536 765 384
Final vacuum [%] 85 85 85 85 85 85 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Width [mm] -- -- -- -- -- -- 35 40 55 35 40 55 35 40 55
Recommended suction power at 35 % vacuum level [m³/h] -- -- -- -- -- -- 90 - 140 90 - 140 50 - 90 140 - 300 90 - 140 50 - 90 140 - 300 140 - 300 140 - 300
Weight [kg] 2.3 2.3 3.55 3.55 6.15 6.15 12 12 12 17 17 17 32 32 32
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+Ordering notes

  • Ordering example vacuum generation
    - TC120x230-P20: integrated via ejectors
    - TC120x230-P20-OV: designed for external vacuum generation, e.g. via side channel blower or pump
  • EPDM sealing foam, 24 mm thick, and vacuum gauge included in scope of delivery
  • See chapter accessories for more information on:
    - Sealing foam program for various applications
    - Gripper/robot connection elements

+Notes

  • Suitable for use with < 90° swivel and tilt movements
  • No minimum coverage required
  • TC200x400:
    - Gripping area is divided into zones for flexible product pick-up and/or release
    - Available for all vacuum grippers on request
  • For vacuum grippers from TC400x600 with external vacuum supply, the pick-up and release system (36.900/36.901) minimises power consumption and extends system service life (see the chapter on accessories)

+Dimensions

BDD_TC_120x230

TC120x230-P20, TC120x230-P40

BDD_TC_120x400

TC120x400-P20, TC120x400-P40

BDD_TC_200x400

TC200x400-P20, TC200x400-P40

  • a = Fixing with M6 screws
  • b = Compressed air connection G1/8-female with 10 mm quick-fitting
  • c = 24 mm sealing foam
  • d = Alternative compressed air connection G1/8-female (besides gauge)
  • e = Alternative compressed air connection G1/8-female (at the top)
  • f = Compressed air connection G1/8-female blow-off (at the top)

+Diagrams

BD_TC120x230_en_Master zoom

TC120x230-P20, TC120x230-P40

Holding force against vacuum for different materials at 100 % coverage and safety factor 1.5

BD_TC120x400_en_Master zoom

TC120x400-P20, TC120x400-P40

Holding force against vacuum for different materials at 100 % coverage and safety factor 1.5

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TC200x400-P20, TC200x400-P40

Holding force against vacuum for different materials at 100 % coverage and safety factor 1.5

+Large valve openings reduce sensitivity to dirt and ensure maximum suction power

+Quick and non-destructive replacement of the sealing foam

+Optional gripper box 36.900 for short gripping times

  • Vacuum inside the vacuum tubing is already built up while the workpiece is approached, this reduces the gripping time
  • Special valves with excellent suction power for fast evacuation or venting
  • Extremely high dirt tolerance for maximum service life and high process reliability
  • From gripper size TC600x400

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable sealing foam
TC120x230-P20PPF120.230-P20
TC120x230-P40PPF120.230-P40
TC120x400-P20PPF120.400-P20
TC120x400-P40PPF120.400-P40
TC200x400-P20PPF200.400-P20
TC200x400-P40PPF200.400-P40
TC600x400-P20-OV*PPF-600x400-20
TC600x400-P28-OV*PPF-600x400-28
TC600x400-P40-OV*PPF-600x400-40
TC1300x260-P20-OV*PPF-1300x260-20
TC1300x260-P28-OV*PPF-1300x260-28
TC1300x260-P40-OV*PPF-1300x260-40
TC1300x500-P20-OV*PPF-1300x500-20
TC1300x500-P28-OV*PPF-1300x500-28
TC1300x500-P40-OV*PPF-1300x500-40

NEW

Vacuum grippers with reduced leakage

Holding force increases with product coverage

Economic gripper solutions for dust-free handling processes
  • Automated handling of individual products or product layers without gripper change
  • Suitable for rigid products with an even or uneven surface
  • Fast and uniform vacuum distribution ensures short cycle times and high acceleration rates
  • Separate compressed air connection for blow-off function for fast product release
  • Sealing foam for gentle product contact and optimum vacuum sealing - can be quickly replaced without tools and without leaving any residue

Technical data

Item no.TL100x250TL150x300TL200x350TL250x400
Air consumption at 6 bar [Nl/min] 105 210 210 210
Suction power against atmosphere [Nl/min] 198 396 396 396
Final vacuum [%] 85 85 85 85
Weight [kg] 1.55 3.2 4.2 4.65
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+Ordering notes

  • Wide range of standard grippers and quick manufacture of customised solutions
  • Ordering example vacuum generation
    - TL150x300: integrated via ejectors
    - TL150x300-OV: designed for external vacuum generation, e.g. via side channel blower or pump
  • Universal EPDM sealing foam, 24 mm thick (Index x24), included in scope of delivery
  • Optional: EPDM sealing foam, 12 mm thick (Index x12)
  • The gripping area is divided into zones for flexible product pick-up and/or release
  • See chapter accessories for more information on:
    - Wide range of sealing foam for different applications
    - Gripper/robot connection elements

+Notes

  • Minimum coverage of 80 % recommended
  • Suitable for use with > 90° swivel and tilt movements

+Dimensions

BDD_TL100x250

TL100x250

BDD_TL150x300

TL150x300, TL200x350, TL250x400

Item no.TL100x250TL150x300TL200x350TL250x400
A [mm]250300350400
B [mm]100150200250
C [mm]70707070
D [mm]200200200200
d1 [mm]7777
E [mm]78808069
F [mm]24242424

+Diagrams

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TL100x250

Holding force against vacuum for different materials at 100 % coverage and safety factor 1.5

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TL150x300

Holding force against vacuum for different materials at 100 % coverage and safety factor 1.5

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TL200x350

Holding force against vacuum for different materials at 100 % coverage and safety factor 1.5

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TL250x400

Holding force against vacuum for different materials at 100 % coverage and safety factor 1.5

+Accessories


NEW

Low-leak suction plates - SPLT

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Suction plate 67.010
  • * = theoretical value at 60 % vacuum and a dry, smooth product surface. Figure excludes safety factor
  • ** = at 60 % vacuum
  • Combination of 4x4 or 6x6 bellows vacuum cups with 2.5 bellows in oil resistant NBR
  • Suction plate suspended using a spring leveler with internal vacuum channel (25 mm lift)
  • Off-center vacuum connection possible
  • Reliable suction with variable product geometries

Technical data

Item no.67.01067.011
Model SPLT-4x4-25 SPLT-6x6-25
Number of vacuum cups 16 36
Lift Spring leveler [mm] 25 25
Cup lift [mm] 9.5 9.5
Gripping force * [N] 190 426
Max. leakage ** (Vacuum cups unassigned) [Nl/min] 24 54
Connection to the machine M20x1,5-male M30x1,5-male
Vacuum connection G1/8-female G3/8-female
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+Notes

  • Due to the flow cross-section of 0.4 mm per vacuum cup, these suction plates are not suitable for equipment with very short cycle times

+Dimensions

BDD_67.010

67.010

BDD_67.011

67.011

+Application:

  • Handling of variable product geometries or products with recesses that prevent all vacuum cups from making contact with the product surface (e.g. metal sheet in laser cutting systems)
  • Integrated flow resistors reduce leakage and maintain an adequate vacuum level for the remaining vacuum cups covered by product, thus preventing products from being dropped

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable spare cupsSuitable Wrench socket for cup assembly
67.01020.018.125.190.008
67.01120.018.125.190.008

Bag grippers

Handling of non-rigid goods

Maximum durability, minimum maintenance
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View of the suction chamber
  • Handling of limp, non-rigid objects such as bags, shrink-wraps or any product that fully covers the suction chamber
  • On board vacuum generation via high performance ejectors for optimum suction power
  • Dust-resistant design
  • Sealing foam with optimum adjustment to product surface - easy to replace
  • Optional side channel blower for handling very porous goods

Technical data

Item no.TG100x250TG150x300TG200x350TG250x400TG300x500TG400x600
Air consumption at 6 bar [Nl/min] 105 210 210 210 210 210
Suction power against atmosphere [Nl/min] 198 396 396 396 396 396
Max. gripping force at 60 % vacuum (-600 mbar) safety factor 1.5 [N]Dense products (e.g. steel) 280 500 770 1,100 1,670 2,670
Semi-porous products (e.g. wood) 170 300 470 670 1,000 1,600
Porous products (e.g. carton boxes) 70 125 190 270 400 625
Weight [kg] 1.5 2.5 3.5 4.7 6.7 14.7
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+Ordering notes

Ordering example vacuum generation

  • TG150x300: integrated via ejectors
  • TG150x300-OV: designed for external vacuum generation, e.g. via side channel blower or pump

+Notes

On request:

  • Splitting of suction chamber for multi-zone picking and release
  • Depth of the suction chamber can be adjusted for optimum handling of specific products (standard 40 mm)

+Dimensions

  • * = Fixing holes for connection to gripper system
Item no.TG100x250TG150x300TG200x350TG250x400TG300x500TG400x600
A [mm]100150200250300400
B [mm]250300350400500600
C [mm]626262939393

+Sealing foam

Easy replacement of sealing foam

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable sealing foam
TG100x250PPF100x250
TG150x300PPF150x300
TG200x350PPF200x350
TG250x400PPF250x400
TG300x500PPF300x500
TG400x600PPF400x600

Sealing foam for vacuum grippers

Suitable for all vacuum grippers

Easy installation - Fast, residue-free replacement!
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Easy replacement of the sealing foam without tools
  • Firm grip on the gripper bottom
  • Quick, residue-free replacement without pre-handling or tools
  • Different foams for a broad range of applications

Technical data

Item no.PPF120.230-P20PPF120.230-P40PPF120.400-P20PPF120.400-P40PPF200.400-P20PPF200.400-P40PPF160.600-P20PPF160.600-P40PPF-TL-100x250x12PPF-TL-150x300x12PPF-TL-200x350x12PPF-TL-250x400x12PPF-TL-100x250x24PPF-TL-150x300x24PPF-TL-200x350x24PPF-TL-250x400x24PPF-600x400-20PPF-600x400-28PPF-600x400-40PPF-1300x260-20PPF-1300x260-28PPF-1300x260-40PPF-1300x500-20PPF-1300x500-28PPF-1300x500-40
Suction area [mm] 120x230 120x230 120x400 120x400 200x400 200x400 160x600 160x600 100x250 150x300 200x350 250x400 100x250 150x300 200x350 250x400 600x400 600x400 600x400 1,300x260 1,300x260 1,300x260 1,300x500 1,300x500 1,300x500
Thickness [mm] 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 12 12 12 12 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Material EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM EPDM
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+Ordering notes

  • Custom sizes and hole patterns available, quick and easy to implement
  • The indicated item no. pertains to the universal sealing foam type

+Notes

  • For information on the relevant hole patterns, see the chapter on vacuum grippers

+Available sealing foam and their properties

+Accessories

Item no. DefaultGroupName
PPF120.230-P20TC120x230-P20
PPF120.230-P40TC120x230-P40
PPF120.400-P20TC120x400-P20
PPF120.400-P40TC120x400-P40
PPF200.400-P20TC200x400-P20
PPF200.400-P40TC200x400-P40

NEW

Pick-up and release system

For vacuum grippers from size 400x600 mm and external vacuum supply with side channel blower

Minimizes energy consumption and maximizes system service life
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Pick-up box 36.900
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Blower box 36.901 (shown with side channel blower)
  • Combination of gripper box mounted on vacuum gripper and blower box
  • One pneumatically powered cylinder each ensures a high value for the rated flow and proactive vacuum control
  • This enables short gripping times and minimises blower power consumption
  • In addition to reducing power consumption, automatic venting after release also ensures long service life as blower is not continously exposed to vacuum

Technical data

Item no.36.90036.901
Feed pressure [bar] 3 - 8 3 - 8
Tubing diameter vacuum connection [mm] 60 60
Operating temperature [°C] -5 - 50 -5 - 50
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+Ordering notes

Included in scope of delivery:

  • 1 x aluminium housing, 5/2-way solenoid valve, pneumatically powered cylinder
  • Control cable with plug, 24 VDC, 1.28 W, IP65, 2-pin, 5m length, open end

+Notes

  • The number of pick-up boxes depends on the gripping system used

+Schematic of 5/2-way solenoid valve for pneumatic cylinder control

+Diagram of pick-up and release system

+Example diagram of pick-up and release system for vacuum gripper with two TC gripper heads

+Process description

Vacuum build-up:

  • The gripper/vacuum tubing connection is interrupted. The required vacuum is built up in the tubing during approach of gripper to workpiece.

Pick-up:

  • The gripper/vacuum tubing connection is made
  • The vacuum becomes operational on the gripper. This significantly reduces gripping time.

Transport cycle:

  • The workpiece is securely moved by the gripper to its destination

Release:

  • The gripper is connected to atmospheric pressure, thus the workpiece is quickly released
  • The blower is vented with atmospheric air, which reduces power consumption and significantly increases service life as the blower is not continuously exposed to vacuum

NEW

Connection elements gripper - robot

Application specific interface to the robot

  • Example A: Installation of grippers on robots without removal of the plate
  • Example B: For vertical movements between robot and gripper
  • Example C: For 3-axis movements between robot and gripper
  • Example D: For connection of multiple or longer gripper systems, 3-axis movement

Technical data

Item no.GR05.201-XGR05.202-XGR05.203-XGR05.204-XGR05.205-X
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+Ordering notes

  • Layout dependent on gripper system and robots used
  • We will be happy to customize the interfaces for your application

+Examples of application

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Example A: Robot/gripper interface, raised

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Example B: Robot/gripper interface, type 1

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Example C: Robot/gripper interface, type 2

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Example D: Robot/gripper interface, type 3