By DE StaffFluid Power Machine Building
Festo’s OGVM suction cups provide a sure grip on big loads.
Festo released its OGVM, a family of vacuum suction cups designed to handle heavy, oily and dry sheets. Available in diameters from 30 to 125mm, in three basic shapes, the suction cups’ inside structure enables them to absorb high transverse forces, ensure minimum suction times, and exhibit high inherent stability, including on oiled surfaces. The large strokes of some variants make them ideal for workpieces with complex structures. OGVM benefits include making handling solutions energy efficient, with optimum suction ergonomics for maximum process reliability, the company says.