Lifting cylinders

Also called lifting vacuum cups or integral lifting vacuum cups, FIPA offers various models of lifting cylinders operated with compressed air or vacuum. Thanks to extremely short cycle times, which are independent of lift and weight in some models, FIPA lifting cylinders are suited for use in highly dynamic automation and handling systems – particularly for stacking and destacking applications and pick & place.


Vacuum lifting cylinders - operated by compressed air

For flat suction picking, e.g. for suction cup series SFU-F Ø 4 - 15 mm

  • Stacking and destacking of workpieces
  • Vacuum generation by compressed air using an integrated ejector
  • Lifting cylinder extended during idle state
  • Cycle time independent of stroke and weight

Technical data

Item no.55.10055.10255.10455.10655.10855.11055.11255.114
Stroke [mm] 5 10 20 30 5 10 20 30
Operating pressure [psi] 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3
Vacuum level [inHg] -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7
Weight [oz] 1.16 1.27 1.45 1.59 1.13 1.59 1.83 1.59
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+Ordering notes

  • Suitable suction cups can be found in chapter suction cups series, flat suction cups SFU-F Ø 4 - 15 mm and bellows suction cups SBF-B Ø 6 - 15 mm

+Dimensions

Item no.55.10055.10255.10455.10655.10855.11055.11255.114
A [mm]55658510556.566.586.5106.5
B [mm]23.523.523.523.525252525
C [mm]2227374722273747
D [mm]51020305102030
d1 [mm]44446666
d2 [mm]55555555
d3 [mm]99999999
E [mm]4.54.54.54.54.54.54.54.5
F [mm]22222222
G1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1
SW1919191919191919

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable mounting brackets
55.100GR02.231
55.102GR02.231
55.104GR02.231
55.106GR02.231
55.108GR02.231
55.110GR02.231
55.112GR02.231
55.114GR02.231

Vacuum lifting cylinders - operated by compressed air

For high suction picking, e.g. for series SFU-F Ø 20 - 40 mm

  • Stacking and destacking of workpieces
  • Vacuum generation by compressed air using an integrated ejector
  • Lifting cylinder extended during idle state
  • Cycle time independent of stroke and weight

Technical data

Item no.55.10155.10355.10555.10755.10955.11155.11355.11555.120
Stroke [mm] 5 10 20 30 5 10 20 30 50
Operating pressure [psi] 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3 50.8 - 65.3
Vacuum level [inHg] -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7 -20.7
Weight [oz] 1.16 1.27 1.45 1.62 1.16 1.27 1.45 1.62 1.98
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+Ordering notes

  • Suitable suction cups can be found in chapter suction cups series, flat suction cups SFU-F Ø 20 - 40 mm and bellow suction cups SBF-B Ø 20 mm

+Dimensions

Item no.55.10155.10355.10555.10755.10955.11155.11355.11555.120
A [mm]60.570.590.5110.5627292112151
B [mm]23.523.523.523.52525252525
C [mm]222737472227374767
D [mm]5102030510203050
d1 [mm]444466666
d2 [mm]555555555
d3 [mm]7.57.57.57.57.57.57.57.57.5
E [mm]101010101010101010
F [mm]555555555
G1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1M16x1
SW191919191919191919

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable mounting brackets
55.101GR02.231
55.103GR02.231
55.105GR02.231
55.107GR02.231
55.109GR02.231
55.111GR02.231
55.113GR02.231
55.115GR02.231
55.120GR02.231

Lifting cylinders - operated by compressed air

With blow-off feature, torsionally rigid

  • Picking-up and stacking of flat and sensitive objects such as signs, card, labels, veneer in the correct position using non rotating piston rod
  • Integrated vacuum generation
  • Very short cycle times due to integrated compressed air pulse during placement
  • Very compact design in robust aluminum housing
  • Long service life of around 25 million cycles thanks to Hartcoat® treated running surfaces
  • Optional monitoring of piston position

Technical data

Item no.55.005
Stroke [mm] 25
Lifting force at 87 psi [N] 8
Operating pressure [psi] 72.5 - 116
Volume flow at 87 psi [scfm] 1.7
Operating temperature [°F] 41 - 176
Weight [oz] 7.76
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+Notes

  • For release of workpiece in defined position compressed air line needs to be shut and ventilated by means of a 3/2-way valve. Otherwise the piston will not extend and the workpiece will fall down.

+Dimensions

+Diagrams

BD_55.005_Diagramm_Abhebezeit_en_US zoom

Double stroke lifting time against weight, pressure 87 psi

BD_55.005_Diagramm_Ablegezeit_en_US zoom

Double stroke placing time against weight, pressure 87 psi

+Wiring diagram

Process:

1. Initial position: Compressed air off, piston drawn in, magnetic sensor in operation

2. Compressed air switched on, piston moves out, workpiece is pulled in, piston retracts with the workpiece to the initial position

3. Workpiece sucked in and lifted, compressed air on, magnetic field sensor in operation

4. Transport movement

5. Switch off compressed air, piston moves out with the workpiece, places the workpiece and retracts to the initial position

6. Initial position: Compressed air off, piston drawn in, magnetic sensor in operation

+Accessories

Item no. Suitable silencersSuitable magnetic field sensors
55.00572.02855.099

Lifting cylinders - vacuum-operated

Torsionally rigid

lifting-cylinders-vacuum-55004 Enlarge picture
55.000 | 55.001 | 55.004
lifting-cylinders-vacuum-55002 Enlarge picture
55.002
  • Picking-up and stacking flat and sensitive objects such as e.g. signs, cards, paper, veneers
  • Suitable for short cycle times
  • Application e.g. for workpiece positioning in cutting stations
  • Robust aluminum housing, Hartcoat® treated
  • Non-rotating piston rod
  • Low-noise version

Technical data

Item no.55.00055.00155.00255.004
Stroke [mm] 17 25 30 40
Volume flow at 80 % vacuum [scfm] 0.5 1.1 1.2 1.1
Lifting force at 80 % vacuum [N] 3 7 50 7
Cycle time (extend-suction-lift) [s] 0.3 0.4 1.2 0.7
Operating temperature [°F] 41 - 176 41 - 176 41 - 176 41 - 176
Weight [oz] 1.38 3.81 10.79 4.94
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+Ordering notes

  • Customized sizes on request

+Notes

  • 55.002: Stacking and lifting of metal sheet and heavy parts
  • Not suitable for workpieces permeable to air

+Dimensions

BDD_55.001

55.000, 55.001, 55.004

BDD_55.002

55.002

Item no.55.00055.00155.00255.004
G1M5G1/8G1/4G1/8
G2M5M5G1/8G1/8
G3M6M8M10M8
G4M16x1.5M22x1.5--M22x1.5
A [mm]55.5789299
Ø B [mm]24355935
C [mm]4689
D [mm]16221824
d2 [mm]----42--
SW2432--32

+Diagrams

BD_55.000_en_US zoom

55.000

Double stroke lifting time against weight

BD_55.001_en_US zoom

55.001

Double stroke lifting time against weight

BD_55.002_en_US zoom

55.002

Double stroke lifting time against weight

BD_55.004_en_US zoom

55.004

Double stroke lifting time against weight