Vacuum Knowledge

Vacuum Knowledge about Industrial Suction Cups

Vacuum system is composed of vacuum generators, reservoirs, vacuum distributors, suspension and clamping systems, vacuum components and complex selection of industrial suction cups. To best maintain the performance and usability of the field equipments, there are some critical vacuum knowledge of suction cup parts that help with the daily works.

What is Vacuum?

What is vacuum

Taken literally, vacuum in physics describes the absence of material. However, a space that is completely free of materials has not yet been found in the entire universe. In common speech, the word “vacuum” is used for a space that is virtually free of air. If the remaining pressure is only slightly lower than the atmospheric pressure, the correct term is not “vacuum” but “underpressure”. It is also important to remember that the ambient air pressure around us is dependent on the weather and altitude.

Important vacuum knowledge to maintain best vacuum equipment performance


Cleaning and Storage of Suction Cups

The proper way of rubber storage is important to ensure best quality of the product. The lifespan of elastomeric product like industrial suction cups can be affected by environmental factors such as temperature, UV light, humidity, oxygen, ozone, etc.


Industrial Suction Cup Carrying Capacity

According to DIN EN 13155, the industrial suction cups carrying capacity specifies the maximum load that a suction cup can carry under the conditions specified by the manufacturer.


Vacuum Unit and Conversion Table

The following table contains the most common dimensions and their conversions into the pascal SI unit. In vacuum handling technology, the pressure units of pascal (Pa) as the SI unit, bar (bar) and the percentage value (s.u.) have become established in Europe.