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New and Improved Vacuum Grippers from COVAL with Communication Interface



COVAL, a trusted name in the world of vacuum handling solutions, understands the need for grippers to be suitable for handling parts of various sizes, weights, and materials. That's why they've extended their range of vacuum grippers to include the latest CMS HD series multistage vacuum pumps, ushering in a new era of grippers that are robust, communicative, and perfectly aligned with the demands of Industry 4.0.


COVAL's vacuum grippers have always been known for their exceptional performance, and this latest generation takes it a step further. Let's delve into the world of COVAL's new and improved vacuum grippers with communication interfaces and discover how they are changing the game for manufacturers.


Two Complementary Solutions

COVAL's range of vacuum grippers is based on two complementary solutions:

  1. The CVGL: This gripper is characterized by its lightness and adaptability. It's available in several lengths, power ratings, and gripping interfaces, making it suitable for various applications.

  2. The MVG: In contrast, the MVG offers complete configuration flexibility. It can be tailored to suit each unique application, allowing customization of length, width, gripping interface, and vacuum generator. Despite this adaptability, it remains remarkably lightweight and integrates seamlessly with handling robots.

Heavy-Duty Design for Reliability

At the heart of COVAL's new generation of vacuum grippers lies the CMS HD series of vacuum pumps. These pumps are designed with durability in mind, capable of withstanding even harsh environments (IP65). They are built to endure 50 million cycles, ensuring long-lasting reliability. What sets them apart is their modular design, which facilitates specific configurations and targeted maintenance for optimal repairability. This factor significantly enhances the reliability and adaptability of the vacuum grippers.


Vacuum Grippers Go Intelligent

The latest COVAL vacuum grippers offer a choice of three multistage vacuum pump configurations: non-piloted, piloted, and communicating. The communicating configuration, achieved by integrating the CMS HD VX version of the multistage pump, takes vacuum grippers to a new level of usability and parameterization.

The VX pump version boasts an IO-Link communication interface, in compliance with the international IEC 61131-9 standard. This feature enables fast and cost-effective installation, continuous diagnostics, centralized parameterization, and efficient communication with higher-level protocols such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, and more. It also supports a Human Machine Interface (HMI) with NFC interface, allowing operators to read and modify setup parameters and diagnostics from a mobile device (Android or iOS) using the dedicated COVAL Vacuum Manager app.


With these advanced pump capabilities, COVAL's new generation of vacuum grippers becomes incredibly versatile and seamlessly compatible with the robotic systems at the core of Industry 4.0.


Applications Across Industries

COVAL's CVGL and MVG vacuum grippers, thanks to their modularity and ease of integration, find applications across various industries. From packaging to plastics, metals to wood, these grippers excel in handling both porous and non-porous objects. Their adaptability makes them valuable assets in diverse manufacturing processes.


Quality That Sets the Standard

COVAL's new and improved vacuum grippers with communication interfaces are setting the standard for Industry 4.0. Their configurable nature, robust design, longevity, and communication capabilities make them indispensable in today's manufacturing landscape. COVAL continues to provide tailored solutions that cater to the evolving needs of manufacturers, ensuring efficiency, adaptability, and seamless integration in a wide range of applications.


Behind the scenes of these cutting-edge solutions, there's a name you can trust—Power-Flo Technologies. Power-Flo has been a reliable partner in supplying COVAL with their components that drive innovation. This partnership ensures that COVAL's vacuum grippers are built on a foundation of quality, expertise, and seamless supply chain management.

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