Vacuum Cups


Pneumatic vacuum cups come in a multitude of styles to handle products ranging from eggs to automotive parts. Standard options include:
 
  • Single Bellows
  • Double Bellows
  • Multiple Bellows
  • Bellows Traction
  • Oval Bellows
  • Flat
  • Oval Flat
  • Foam Seal
  • Egg Handling
  • High Temperature
  • Vacuum Cup Fittings
  • Suction Cup Level Compensators

Selecting the Right Vacuum Cup Material and Style

There are various reasons for choosing a particular vacuum cup material for pneumatic components, but the two most important factors are hardness and temperature resistance. Hardness determines the ability of a vacuum cup to seal against the surface of the product being handled. The scale used to identify the hardness of vacuum cup materials is Durometer Scale A, which ranges from 100 (hard) to 5 (soft). Vacuum cups are typically available in compounds with a hardness between 35 to 70 Durometer.

Temperature resistance determines whether a vacuum cup can handle the temperature of objects being picked up.
Most pick-and-place applications occur at “room temperature” but other industries, like plastic injection molding, involve handling high-temperature materials. At the other end of the scale is the handling of cold products, such as refrigerated or frozen food packaging. Typical vacuum cup materials have a temperature range from -40ºC to 204ºC (-40ºF to +400ºF).

Explore the categories below to find the right vacuum cups for application. If you have questions, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Vacuum Cup Materials for Pneumatic Components

Every application has different requirements for hardness, temperature range, and chemical resistance. Manufacturers typically use these pneumatic vacuum cup materials because they exhibit the properties required for most manufacturing and food production applicati