In the cups

Norgren Automotive has launched its new VCF Vacuum Cup line. The low profile cup is designed to minimize the marks vacuum systems can leave on sheet metal during the transfer of parts during the stamping process, which will reduce waste and improve press line efficiency.

The new cup has a unique, soft, pliable centre, patent pending, that holds atmospheric pressure, while the outer portion of the cup maintains vacuum. This new design reduces the number of wasted panels by decreasing dimpling, which can be caused when sheet metal is exposed to uneven vacuum pressure.

The new VCF Vacuum Cup line is environmentally friendly with an aluminum insert that detaches from the urethane cup for easy recycling. VCF Vacuum Cups, interchangeable with all of Norgren Automotive’s other vacuum cups, come in three sizes; 75 mm, 100 mm and 125 mm.

In addition, as all VCF cups are the same height, there is no time lost in tooling setup when changing between different cup diameters within the VCF product family.

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