The flat vacuum cups for sheet metal handling of the SM-F series are especially suitable for the reliable and slip-free gripping of oily metal sheets and are preferred for use in car body and vehicle construction. Large anti-slip reinforcement ribs prevent unwanted deep drawing effects and deformations in thin-walled sheet metal. High lateral forces that affect the vacuum cups when tipping sheet metal parts are absorbed without slipping. Thanks to their soft sealing lip, vacuum cups for sheet metal handling can also adapt to slightly curved products, thus minimizing leakage. The vulcanized connection thread of the sheet metal vacuum cup guarantees a tight fit in the fitting, even in highly dynamic gripping cycles.