Working Principle and Troubleshooting Methods of Vacuum Suction Cups

The vacuum suction cup is the executive mechanism of vacuum equipment, which uses nitrile rubber to manufacture the suction cup material and has a large stretching force. Therefore, it is extensively used in various vacuum equipment industries such as construction, papermaking, printing, and glass to achieve the tasks of adsorption and transportation of thin items like glass and paper and light goods.

By improving the vacuum suction power of some local structures produced in Japan, a new type of flat suction vacuum cups with simple structure, convenient installation, beautiful appearance, and strong preservation has been developed. Its performance indicators meet the design requirements while maintaining the test weight.

The working principle of the flat vacuum suction cups

The flat vacuum suction cups form the critical component in vacuum gripping systems for handling and manipulating various materials. The working principle of flat vacuum suction cups involves utilizing the difference in air pressure to create a vacuum force that enables the pickup and transport of the target material. First, connect it to the vacuum suction vacuum equipment through the pipeline, and then strengthen body contact, such as glass, paper, etc., start the vacuum equipment to generate negative pressure suction force, and the suction force will enhance the material's fixation, which can improve the beginning of material conveying.

When the lifted object moves to the destination, it smoothly enters the inflated vacuum suction force, and the negative pressure suction force changes from negative pressure to zero or slightly positive pressure. The improved vacuum suction cups complete the task of moving heavy objects.

Problem solving of the flat vacuum suction cups

When using the vacuum suction force (without clamping), take care that the robot's movement speed is not too high; otherwise, a force will be generated on the pneumatic suction cup, making the product easy to drop during rapid rotation.

In some cases, a fixture can be used to ensure the safe delivery of the product. Considering the possibility of the product sticking to the mold, an air clamp can generally be installed to solve this problem. When the product surface area is too small or too heavy, using vacuum suction cups can also solve this problem by using a fixture.

If the product appearance requirements are very strict, the parts cannot be clamped on the outer surface. To solve this problem, a sensing circuit can be installed. After confirming or maintaining the product with the suction sensor of the suction vacuum cups, the signal is sent to the robot's next step.

The movement of the robot's manipulator may require manual twisting or deformation to make the product or the product's mold forming area. In individual cases, a movable manipulator can be added, which is not dependent on special cylinders, so this problem has been improved.

AIRBEST (CHANGXING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. was primarily engaged in international trade in the early stage. It was converted to a manufacturing and research and development enterprise for vacuum gripping system components in 2009. It mainly produces products related to robot terminal vacuum grip systems that match the intelligent manufacturing industry, such as vacuum pumps, suction cups, vacuum fixtures, vacuum components, installation parts, and even whole vacuum grip system solutions for customers. Inquiry is welcome.