robominds Calls Piab’s New MX Suction Cup the “Super Cup”

According to robominds, the latest vacuum technology product from Piab has earned the nickname “Super Cup” because it simply lifts anything – regardless of the material, geometry, or surface structure.

“It exceeded all of our expectations. That is why the MX suction cup has been nicknamed ‘Super Cup’ by us. It’s just great because it picks up everything, regardless of what you put in front of it,” said Christian Fenk, CSO, robominds. “At robominds we have already worked with various suction cup manufacturers, but the Piab suction cups are just unbeatable. That is why Piab is now our exclusive Tech Alliance partner for vacuum technology products.”

The robominds systems are used in e-commerce/online retail for the compilation of packages and for the sorting of returns. The systems also support automotive and machine builders with the picking of components for the manufacture of a product when the number of components is too large to be stored next to the assembly line. Then the robominds smart picking solution is placed on a mobile device to drive through automated rack storage systems and collect the relevant individual parts and assemble them for production.

The MX suction cup was reportedly developed by Piab engineers as a universal suction cup and has excellent gripping properties on many different surfaces, materials, and geometries. It is compatible with all attachments and functions of the proven piGRIP® suction cup family and is made of robust DURAFLEX® material. This material combines the elasticity of rubber and the wear resistance of polyurethane and has a fantastic shape memory and “mark-free” properties.

Thanks to its exceptional sealing properties, the MX suction cup can safely handle products even with low vacuum power. The excellent sealing reportedly reduces the leakage rate and thus the need for large vacuum flows. It is perfect for small vacuum systems such as those used with cobots, for example in connection with Piab’s piCOBOT® or Mini Cobot gripper (MCG).

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