Pneumatics & Hydraulics


Suction cup for optimal sheet metal handling

July 2018 Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Tectra Automation has introduced the new SAX bell-shaped suction cup from Schmalz to its range of vacuum components. This is a single-piece suction cup with a vulcanised connection nipple made of reinforced plastic. Available with various connection types, it comes in seven sizes with suction diameters of 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 115 mm.

The wear resistant Elastodur construction provides the SAX with a service life considerably longer than that of comparable materials, providing product longevity. The cup’s long stroke allows it to conform perfectly to complex workpieces and shapes, making it particularly well-suited for the handling of car body parts, for destacking metal blanks and for loading and unloading both CNC metal and laser cutting machines.

The suction area has been especially structured to provide the SAX with greater holding force. This means it withstands great lateral forces, enabling the cup to handle oiled sheet metal extremely well, while its flexible sealing lip allows the suction cup to reliably hold rough surface workpieces. In addition to the aforementioned longevity, Elastodur also resists ozone effects and that of aggressive drawing oils.

The addition of the SAX suction cup to its range extends Tectra Automation’s range of Schmalz vacuum cups and accessories to over 50.

For more information contact Malan Bosman, Tectra Automation, +27 (0)11 974 9400, malan.bosman@tectra.co.za, www.hytecgroup.co.za


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