Custom Vacuum End Effectors for robotic food handling and packaging tasks

Development of  gripper tools for all types of robotic tasks, including manufacture of special project-tailored end of arm tooling.

Experts in Gripping Solutions for robotic applications

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 development of vacuum suction cups and grippers, combined with integration of quick tool changer QuickZhift and introduction of ‘soft touch’ principles. 

Our goal is to optimize pick and place applications through 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!   


Meet us at CFIA and get a chance to win Custom Demo kit!

Meet Gripwiq at CFIA Rennes and get the chance to win Custom Demo kit. Our SofTouch solutions and QuickZhift system guarantee efficiency and safety of any automated tasks. 

Compatibility with all industrial robots.

What is a Custom Demo kit?

Custom Demo kit worth 1500 Euro and entails QuickZhift system, customized SofTouch gripper tool and Gripwiq’s hose clips. 

How to win one of our custom Demo kits?

1) Drop us a message at or (via contact form on the right) with your ’Company name’. 

2) Come by our stand D2. E1 Hall 2 at CFIA 9th-11th.

Not attending CFIA ?

1) Drop us a message at or (via contact form on the right) with your ’Company name’.

2) Join us at online meeting. 9th-11th.

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.


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.

SofTouch Suction cup Solution

The SofTouch Suction cup Solution constitutes a wide range of custom suction grippers which are designed to insure gentle, yet firm application. The SofTouch end effectors are custom tailored, thus can easily manage even a very difficult to automate tasks. This gripping solution guarantees flexible handling without compromising on quality nor speed. Ideal for delicate food handling and safe 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 of application 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.

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