ANVER Corp. offers 1.5 Bellows Vacuum Cups that are about the size of a pencil eraser. These miniature vacuum cups are available in two sizes and come in two different material options — Silicone and Neoprene. These vacuum cups are strong enough to pick and place watch batteries, yet gentle enough to handle pharmaceuticals.
Each vacuum cup features a soft seal lip to handle flexible and stacked loads that may be curved or lightly textured/corrugated. Their spring action compensates for height variances in the load or machine inaccuracies, and they can be used in any orientation. With diameters ranging from just 0.24″ (6.2mm) to 0.38″ (9.6mm), these vacuum cups are designed to duplicate the function of mechanical springs and ball-joint connectors in a much smaller and more economical package.
Supplied with fittings and complete suspensions if needed, the devices are made with either a dye-free, non-marring Silicone or an all-purpose Neoprene. Silicone is suitable for applications that require food-grade approval from the FDA Title 21 or German specification BGVV (BGA) Part XV for contaminant-free load handling. Other applications for these miniature bellows vacuum cups include hot molded parts, electronics, or objects requiring level compensation for low head-room.