Vacuum Cups Contact Us
At EDCO USA, we design and test our own industrial vacuum cups. This allows us to fully understand vacuum suction cup capabilities. We provide high quality vacuum suction pads at reasonable prices, while providing personable, one-on-one customer service that is second to none.
Our vacuum pads offer the proven performance that you need to provide successful product transportation without the concern of surface damage.
Vacuum Cup Options:
Vacuum Suction Cup Selection GuideChoose your ideal vacuum cup gripper based on work surface handling application requirements. Contact us if you have vacuum cup questions.
Industrial Vacuum Suction Cup Material OptionsWhen it comes to the best material option for your project, the application will ultimately decide the correct material choice. At EDCO, we manufacture, design, and test our vacuum cups to suit your exact application needs. Our range of material options allows you to choose a vacuum cup material that will perform to your requirements.
We Manufacture Our Vacuum Suction Cups Out of the Following Types of Materials:
- Nitrile / TPV
- Conductive Silicone*
- *Only available on limited sizes and styles.
Vacuum Cup AccessoriesEDCO also provides the following types of vacuum pad accessory products to help provide an even more effective solution for your project needs. Our state-of-the-art vacuum cup accessory products include:
- Dual-Flow Valves
- Tri-Flow Valves
- Flow Sensor Valves
- Cone Valves
- Mechanical Valves
- Level Compensators
- Swivel Joints
- Tee Adapters
How Do Vacuum Cups Work?
Vacuum cups are made of rubber and included a flared lip to form a flexible seal against a workpiece allowing the cup to be evacuated with a vacuum pump. Several cups can be connected to a central pump or a small vacuum pump could be used for each cup.
When the vacuum cup is evacuated, an attraction force is developed that holds the cup to the surface of the workpiece. For a vertical cup axis, this attraction force is the lifting capacity. If the load is perpendicular to the cup axis (shear load), the attraction force must be multiplied by the appropriate coefficient of friction to determine an allowable shear load. In either case, an additional factor-of-safety must be applied for prudent design. When rapid movement occurs in automation systems, a designer must consider the combined magnitude of both lifting and shear loads when selecting components.
Durable Industrial Vacuum Cups Manufacturing
Contact us for more information regarding our vacuum suction cups and vacuum cup accessory product options, or request a quote for further pricing details today. We understand that no two applications are the same. That’s why we manufacture a wide range of industrial suction pads to fit your project’s exact specifications. EDCO is your trusted resource for premium grade vacuum cups and accessories.
1Viton is a registered trademark of Du Pont Dow Elastomers.
2Intermittent service temperature. Intermittent service temperature may possibly be higher. Determine via testing under actual conditions.
3Weight of Nitrile / TPV cup without fitting is tabulated. Use the ratio multiplier for other materials.
4The terms "non-staining" and "non-marking" refer only to the cup material. Airborne aerosols that attach to the cup surface or direct cup contact with dirty surfaces can result in residue transfer marks. Proper maintenance is important. Use only soap and water to wipe cups clean after installation and periodically afterward to remove airborne contaminants.
5EDCO products are made with synthetic, rubber-like materials. As such, EDCO products do not contain latex.
6All figures for shear load are 18 inHg using a 0.5 coefficient of friction. Adjust coefficient of friction to suit your conditions then apply a generous factor of safety (3:1 or greater) to shear loads.