Suction cups designed for higher heat, longer life

Published: December 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Piab USA in Hingham, Mass., introduced a new material for its line of piGrip suction cups, as well as its smaller Bellows and Universal models. Injection molding end-of-arm tooling is a key market.

Piab said the material, called HNBR, has superior mechanical properties for excellent durability, tear and abrasion resistance. That means the suction cups have a longer lifetime than conventional cups, the company claims.

For injection molding, the process to pick a part out of a mold can now start earlier, without waiting to cool down the tool or the part. The suction cups are silicone-free, so they leave no marks and can be used to handle parts prior to painting, or to handle sensitive surfaces such as glass.

Tel. 800-321-7422, email mike.tuohey@piab.com.


Comments

Suction cups designed for higher heat, longer life

Published: December 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story

Market Reports

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events