Pneumatics has proved to be a boon to mankind. Almost every industry that you can think of has been touched by this technology in one form or the other. Even pneumatic DIY tools are now available and have made home redecoration and modeling projects a breeze. Heavy-duty duty jobs like stapling, nailing and hammering and sanding can be completed very quickly and easily. There are several important components that go into the making of pneumatic equipment and there are specialized companies that manufacture them. Pneumadyne pneumatic components and Convum suction cups are widely used in ready-to-use and custom-made pneumatic tools. |
These components are available in various designs and sizes and can be custom-built to suit different applications. Suction cups are modern day inventions that have not received the recognition they deserve. Before these cups were invented if anything had to be attached to a flat surface it would necessitate the use of either glue or nails. There was no other way to do it. The small vacuum cups that we use regularly in our homes are called passive suction cups. Glass table tops can be attached to bases and individual suction cups can be affixed to walls and function as hooks.
The pneumatic suction cups works pretty much on the same concept except that they are more powerful and the vacuum that is created is constant and there is no fear of the object being released. Glass handling in various industries is facilitated with the use of Convum suction cups. Glass has been used in many forms in several industries. The automobile industry, airplane manufacture and sheet glass manufacture, all of these handle very large sheets of glass. They are unwieldy and can break easily. Before pneumatic suction cups were invented, there was no equipment that could pick, move and place this fragile material effectively.
Other handling mechanisms and mechanical grippers were clumsy and sadly there was no other option but to use them until suction cups made an appearance on the industrial scene. Suction cups merely stuck to the glass panels/sheets and there was no element of pressure and thus no breakage or cracking. The gripping force was also very strong and the sheets could be lifted and moved very easily. This is a very significant and relevant invention as massive sheets of glass are used in the construction of skyscrapers and it would be an uphill task to build them without the use of these pneumatic suction cups.
If you thought that heavy industries were the only ones that made use of this equipment it will come as surprise that the food industry uses these too. The baking industry has used pneumatic suction cups in a very ingenious manner. Mass production of bread requires them to be lifted delicately off the baking trays and placed on conveyor belts without damaging their shape or cover. Mechanical grips were manufactured for this purpose at one point of time but soon proved to be highly unsuitable as they ended up denting or crushing the bread completely. Suction cups on the other hand attach themselves lightly to the top surface if the bread, with just the right amount of pressure, lift them deftly and place them on the conveyor belt. Pneumadyne pneumatic components are used in conjunction with suction cups in many an industry and have changed the way they operate.
Pneumadyne pneumatic components and Convum suction cups are manufactured in various sizes and specifications. DAS Services Inc uses these components to make world-class pneumatic equipment.
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