Some material handling and packaging applications have special handling needs, such as requiring perfect seal during pickup, or handling hot injection-molded plastics, or uneven surfaces. One option for these applications is the SP-BX Series Varioflex bellows suction cups. These cups deliver a perfect seal on surfaces ranging from oil-free metal sheets to hot injection-molded plastics, and even rough or uneven surfaces.
Made of oil-, ozone-, and wear-resistant polyurethane composite material, FIPA’s SP-BX Series Varioflex bellows suction cups have a dimensionally stable body (60° shore) that prevents buckling over a range of shear forces, and a soft, low-marking sealing lip (30° shore) that delivers a perfect seal on surfaces ranging from oil-free metal sheets to hot injection-molded plastics, and even rough or uneven surfaces, including cardboard and wood.
Available with either 1.5 folds (SP-BX1) or 2.5 folds (SP-BX2), the suction cups also function over long lifecycles to reduce machine downtime. Other features include holding force, recovery force, stability, and reset capabilities to accommodate systems with short cycle times.
Available in diameters spanning 16 to 160 mm, the suction cups have 1.5 bellows to compensate for material height differences, and stabilizing cleats that both enable fast acceleration and prevent the deep drawing of thin materials like sheet metal. Available in diameters spanning 16 to 77 mm, these bellows suction cups have 2.5 bellows to accommodate material handling applications that require both height and angle compensation, such as the de-molding of injection-molded parts, and feature an optional filter disk between the bellows for 26 to 53 mm diameter suction cups. Filter disks are included with suction cups with diameters of at least 77 mm, and rated operating temperatures for both SP-BX series span 50 to 122° F.
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