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Highly adaptable blue silicone rubber vacuum pad

15 May 2018

The ZP3P vacuum pad from SMC has been designed to offer optimum absorbing performance and efficient handling. It features a blue silicone rubber pad that prevents wrinkles and is compliant with the FDA 21CFR§177.2600 elution test.

SMC has extended its range of vacuum pads with the ZP3P which has an enhanced design for stable adsorption and handling. It features a thin and soft pad skirt, with reduced leakage and a strong grip, making it suitable for working with thin workpieces that deform during adsorption.

Furthermore, the flat shape of the vacuum pad with a central stopper creates a surface that does not damage or deface the product and prevents wrinkles on thin materials such as vinyl and film.

The pad is made from a silicone rubber that is compliant with the FDA 21CFR§177.2600 elution test. Its blue in colour can be spotted easily during contamination inspections, making it suitable for the food and medical sectors.

A spokesperson from SMC says: “At SMC we have extended our silicone rubber vacuum pad range with the ZP3P, which has been designed with precision in mind. Highly adaptable, it can work with the trickiest of workpieces that are uneven, soft, variable or ultra-thin, such as film-wrapped products, without leaving traces of any wrinkles.”

The pad design of the ZP3P is suitable for a wide range of applications such as film packaging, palletising, printing and labelling. There are seven different types of adapters for customers to choose from and the option of a buffer.