Vacuum End Effectors for reliable and efficient food automation

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

Experts in vacuum grippers and suction cups for food automation

GRIPWIQ develops vacuum gripper and suction cup systems for robotic food handling and packaging applications. The innovativeness of our gripping technology is a tailored approach towards the development of vacuum suction cups and grippers, combined with the introduction of the ‘soft touch‘ principle and the integration of the patented quick tool changer system QuickZhift.


Our goal is to optimize pick-and-place applications through customized vacuum gripper systems that are ultra-soft, food-grade, and efficient under high-speed applications. The gripping technology we offer is proven to deliver excellent results in the robotic handling of raw, frozen, irregularly shaped, packaged, and canned goods.

suction cups and grippers

The key features in our Suction Cup and Gripper systems are SofTouch and QuickZhift concepts. SofTouch provides an ultra-soft yet firm grip on the product, while the QuickZhift system ensures a fast change of tools.

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 being involved in different kinds of automation projects, so don’t hesitate to contact us!   


Gripwiq’s mission is to support machine builders and system integrators in food automation by a prompt supply of reliable and high-performing gripping equipment. 




With our know-how, we help our customers to solve challenges associated with the picking of unhandy and difficult-to-handle products, which enables them to develop cutting-edge solutions. ​


We confidently add value to our customers through a supply of reliable and hygienic tools that enhance productivity and reduce production waste. ​



From the moment we enter an agreement, we take full responsibility for the performance of our gripping solutions, and we are by your side throughout the entire process. ​

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
soft robotic 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



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.


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.


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.


Featured cases

Robotic loading - pizza cases into boxes

Automated depanning - freshly baked rye bread

Pick and Place - gripper for whole salmon fillet

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 the suction cup contacts with the product, by drawing out the air from its interior and creating differences in pressure levels inside and outside of the cup.

• Force of hold is determined by the 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 pick and place