Checklist for Selection of Vacuum Suction Cups

What are the dimensions and weight of the workpiece?These are important for calculation of the suction force and the number of suction cups (see the technical information).
What is the surface finish of the workpiece (rough, structured, smooth)?This determines the type of suction cup(material, shape, dimensions).
Could the workpiece be dirty? If so, what kind of dirt?This is important for the dimensioning of the suction cup (see the technical information) and for the design of the dust filter.
What is the maximum temperature of the workpiece?The temperature is important for selection of the suction cup material. Special materials may be necessary for temperatures higher than 70 °C (see materials table).
Is precise positioning for picking up or placing of the workpiece required?This determines the type, version and shape of the suction cup.
What cycle times are used?This is important for the dimensioning and plays a part in the calculations (suction force of the cup etc.). See the technical information.
What is the maximum acceleration during handling?This may affect the dimensioning and plays a part in the calculations (suction force, moment of inertia etc.). See the technical information.
What type of handling is needed (moving, slewing, turning over)?This is required for calculation of the suction force and for design of the system.
Which environmental effects do exist?These are important for selection of the suction cup material (resistance to ozone and other chemicals, silicone free etc.).