Flexible, economical and easy to maintain

Sturdy Vacuum Gripping Systems for Automation

FIPA GmbH now offers a very wide range of vacuum gripping systems. «With all of our pertinent experience we are well-prepared to realise the right gripping system quickly and economically,» according to Rainer Mehrer, CEO of FIPA.

Whether it’s for the handling of palettes, cardboard, wooden panels or packaging – FIPA has just the right solution. For requests that reach beyond our standard offerings, an experienced team of design engineers is ready to help develop customised systems.

Our extensive portfolio includes sturdy vacuum grippers and bag grippers as well as an innovative pick-up and release system.Fig1_Fipa

Safe gripping of individual products or layers with a high resistance to impurities

Thanks to a large flow cross section, the vacuum grippers of the TC series are perfectly suited for dust-intensive processes such as handling cardboard. The integrated valves close unused vacuum openings, thus enabling the reliable handling of individual products or layers without switching grippers and without loss of gripping force.

Low-cost gripper series for an environment with a low dust level

The vacuum grippers of the TL series offer economical gripper solutions for low-dust handling processes. Not only that, but this series is also well-suited for swinging and tipping movements up to 360°.

Safe gripping of packaging

The FIPA TG series bag gripper is made for handling ductile, bag-like packaging or shrink-wrap packaging. This allows for the reliable handling of packaged products such as flour, rice, or animal foods. A large suction chamber that is not sensitive to dust and dirt makes the device perfectly suitable for use in highly dusty environments.

Simple and residue-free replacement of the suction mats

All FIPA vacuum grippers and bag grippers offer simple and residue-free suction mat replacement that, when placed between the gripper and work piece, facilitates gentle handling and good vacuum distribution. Vacuum generation occurs either through integrated high-performance ejectors or externally through the side channel blower.

High process dynamics and high system service life

The innovative pick-up and release system of the FIPA vacuum gripper allows for short cycle times. The necessary vacuum is built up in the vacuum tube as it approaches the work piece and is thus available immediately when it is set on the surface, allowing for quick suction. For depositing, the vacuum tube and the blower are vented at the same time and the work piece is immediately placed. The pick-up and release system facilitates a high process dynamic with short cycle times. In addition to reducing the compressor power consumption, it also ensures a significantly longer service life because the compressor is not constantly under the influence of a vacuum, which helps preserve it.

The benefits of the FIPA gripping systems at a glance:

> Secure and flexible handling solutions for nearly every industry: Gripping of individual products or layers without gripper changing and without loss of gripping force as a standard solution or customised for each customer

> Minimal maintenance: Contamination-resistant design, quick and residue-free replacement of the suction mat

> Flexible vacuum generation: Integrated through high-performance ejectors or externally through side channel blowers for optimal suction power

> Short cycle times and high service life: The innovative pick-up and release system enables short gripping times and a high cycle life for the compressor.