The OCTOPUS system is our answer to the ever increasing requirements of operational flexibility for palletising robots and vacuum gripping systems in general.
In fact, this system allows gripping objects of any shape and nature, provided that they do not have an excessive transpiration, without having to place or change vacuum cups, and even when their surface occupies only 5% of the entire suction plate. The maximum weight of the load to be lifted will obviously be proportional to the gripping surface.
Standard OCTOPUS systems are composed of:
- One or two compressed air-fed vacuum generator as shown in the picture and in the drawing, that has to be ordered separately, since it is not included in the code, with the exception of item SO 15 20 MX.
- An anodised aluminium box, open on one side, with a built-in micro-fine mesh filter in stainless steel that protects the vacuum generator and is very easy to inspect. On the top outside of the box there are one or more connections for possible installation of control devices or solenoid valves for prompt restoration of the atmospheric pressure on its inside.
- A suction plate sealing the box, also made with anodised aluminium, with calibrated holes equidistant from each other and coated with a special perforated foam rubber. This suction plate can thus perfectly adapt to any gripping surface, whether it be smooth, rough or irregular.
With the same system, for instance, it is possible to grip and handle cardboard boxes and the wooden pallet that supports it.
These OCTOPUS systems are also available upon request in dimensions and with vacuum tables and vacuum generators other than those indicated in the tables.