Vacuum End Effectors for reliable and efficient food automation

Development of soft customizable grippers for all types of packaging tasks, including the manufacture of special end of arm tooling.

Experts in Gripping Equipment for primary and secondary food packaging

GRIPWIQ develops vacuum end effector solutions for robotic food handling and packaging applications. The innovativeness of our gripping technology is a custom-tailored approach towards the development of vacuum suction cups and grippers, combined with the integration of quick tool changer QuickZhift and the introduction of ‘soft touch’ principles. 

Our goal is to optimize pick and place applications through the development of customized vacuum gripper system solutions that are gentle, food-grade, and efficient under high-speed applications. The gripping technology we offer has been proven to deliver great results in the robotic handling of raw, frozen, and irregularly shaped products; also packaged and canned goods.

The key features in all our solutions are SofTouch and QuickZhift concepts. SofTouch stands for gentle yet firm vacuum application, whereas QuickZhift system insures fast change of tools and user-friendly maintenance.

GRIPWIQ only works with high quality and food-safe materials, which comply with EU regulations, extended requirements in France, and national recommendations in Germany.

Our extended experience in the field of industrial automation and an innovative approach to gripping tools allows us to create solutions for even very difficult to grip products.

We enjoy challenging tasks, so if you have one, we will be glad to assist you!   

Custom solutions

We are specializing in development of gripper tools, tailored to specific needs of our customers.

Higher performance

With our SofTouch and QuickZhift concepts, you will increase the benefits of robotic packaging and handling applications.

Food safe

Our suction cups and grippers are developed for the food industry. We only use high quality FCM which comply with EU and FDA food safety regulations.

WHY TO CHOOSE GRIPWIQ

Total Gripping Solution

We develop and manufacture a complete gripping solution, which means the only thing you will need to do is to provide us with information about operational conditions and product’s characteristics. The rest, which includes adapter system, end effectors and other components like arm extension, mount tooling, vacuum swivel, hose clips, etc. will be provided by us.

Fixed Price

We run a fixed price policy, which means there will not be any additional expenses you will have to cover. After all the necessary information has been obtained, we will send you a fixed price offer, which you can accept or decline. We believe that transparency and reliability are the cornerstones of long term and mutually beneficial business relations.

Support and Expertise

Our team will gladly provide you with technical support along the whole process. The testing and verification of prototypes are usually made in close cooperation with our experts in order to insure efficiency and high performance of the tool. We also provide consultancy service for end user if required.

TRUSTED BY LEADING PROFESSIONALS

SofTouch Suction cup Solution

The SofTouch Suction cup Solution constitutes a wide range of custom suction grippers that are designed to ensure gentle, yet firm application. The SofTouch end effectors are custom-tailored, thus can easily manage even very difficult to automate tasks. This gripping solution guarantees flexible handling without compromising neither on quality nor speed. Ideal for delicate food handling and secondary packaging applications.

Vacuum end effector for packaging
suction gripper

SofTouch Gripper Solution

The SofTouch Gripper Solution is comprised of 3 types of custom gripper series that are designed to provide soft grip and stability at high-speed applications. The grippers are great for packaging and food handling tasks, where food contact compliance and efficiency are required.   

QuickZhift System

Our patented QuickZhift system is an innovative tool changer device that allows easy change of nearly all gripper tools. It is compatible with all industrial robots and cobots.
By integrating our QZ coupler system together with the SofTouch gripping technology, you will have an extremely efficient EOAT for your project. Available in 2 sizes.  

End of arm tooling adapter system

Suction cups working principle

Basics about vacuum end effectors

• Vacuum suction cups are usually manufactured of nitrile, silicone and polyurethanes.

• Suction cup does not actually attach itself to the product’s surface, instead it holds      against it.

• Vacuum pressure is generated at the moment suction cup contacts with product, by drawing out the air from its interior and creating difference in pressure levels inside and outside of the cup.

• Force of hold is determined by difference in atmospheric and inside the cup pressure.

• Selection of suction cup should be based on at least three criteria:

1. Workpiece surface, size, and weight features.

2. Material it is made of.

3. Operating conditions. 

Vacuum Suction cup for industrial handling