Fluid Power Journal

Basic Vacuum Cup Selection

By Daniel Pascoe There are many types of vacuum cups available for use in vacuum pick-and-place systems. Some are designed with a particular application …

Hold It Down – Vacuum Clamping

By Daniel Pascoe President of Davasol,  Inc. Most of the articles I have authored for Fluid Power Journal have been about vacuum pick and place, which is the …

Low Vacuum High flow

By Daniel Pascoe Most vacuum pick-and-place applications require a moderate vacuum level of about 20+”Hg. For example, a 40-mm diameter cup has a …

Vacuum Pick-Up Cylinders

By Daniel Pascoe, Davasol, Inc. In a vacuum pick-and-place application, the most familiar method of moving products from point A to point B in today’s world …

Basic Vacuum Conveying

There exist many different methods of conveying product with vacuum. Some are very elaborate, and indeed, some are very expensive. The conveyance of material …

Pressure & Vacuum in Print

In the printing industry, vacuum and low-pressure air is used extensively in the sheet feeding heads of web offset printing presses (Fig. 1). These presses …

Changing a Vacuum Cup

Vacuum cups are used throughout industry for so many applications that the list would take up most of this page. Fundamentally, vacuum cups are used to grip a …

Use Protection

Centralized vacuum systems, where a single vacuum generator is used (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2), more often than not utilize a single vacuum filter. These two systems …

Vacuum Measurement: A Basic Guide

There is often much confusion with regards to the units used to measure the level of vacuum being generated in an industrial application. This article explains …

Don’t Choke!

One of the more confusing aspects of vacuum pick-and-place systems is vacuum flow. Flow in a vacuum system, like any other fluid power project involving …

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