The Octopus… any size, any shape, every application!
The Octopus system has been designed to overcome the handling problems in automated material handling and robotic palletising. A totally unique concept, offering unrivaled flexibility and most important of all, ease of use and integration.
This system allows any object of any shape and kind, except those with excessive transpiration, to be supported, without having to change or position suction pads, even when their surface covers only 5% of the entire suction surface; the maximum weight of the load to be lifted will naturally be in proportion to the lifting surface.
The surface that contacts the load can be one of several special foam pads, plates of vacuum cups, or cups with sensors in them to shut off vacuum to any part of the plate not in contact with the load. All these solutions are non-marking to the product.
Utilising either a compressed air venturi or vacuum pump, the system enables robot and automated gantry manufacturers to simply plug and play the end-of-arm tooling.
The octopus system can be easily adapted to any anthropomorphic robot, and is fully modular, allowing the pad which contacts the loads, the vacuum generator (if required) and the distribution plate all to be fitted exactly to suit the application, and all separately replaceable.
Special Suction Plates for Octopus System
These suction plates develop a higher lifting force and handle very rough and irregular surfaces, compared to the standard plates. They are perfectly interchangeable with the standard suction plates. They are made of light alloys and covered with a special foam rubber with holes and available in two thicknesses: