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COVAL´s New CVGL: a lightweight vacuum gripper that carries the load
Coval Vacuum Technology Inc. Posted 12/12/2018
The size and weight of the new CVGL vacuum grippers from COVAL make them the lightest and most compact range in the market. The strict regime meets the expectations of manufacturers who rely on vacuum handling technology for their products and packaging.
»Weight is the enemy» is a well-known motto in the world of racing cars. This same is true in robotics. By reducing the weight and bulk of its vacuum chambers, COVAL enables integrators and manufacturers to incorporate them into robots with lower payloads. This translates into significant savings in terms of investment and operating costs. The evolution has also occurred at the design level, resulting in a range of vacuum chambers with simplified lines. All connections are now carried out on top, completely freeing the sidewalls and guaranteeing greater ease of use, for example in boxing/unboxing applications.
Modularity Above All
Despite the reduced size and weight, the CVGL is not a »light» version of the predecessor CVG range. They retain all the advantages of a modular range of vacuum grippers: 3 standard lengths (424, 624 and 824 mm, or custom-made to suit the application), 3 gripping interface technologies (foam, suction cups and COVAL-flex), 3 suction flow rates, integrated or external generator. They offer a »tailor-made» solution for vacuum handling of parts of various sizes, weights and materials.
An Example of the Benefits of FrenchFab
The CVGL design is based on the expertise gained by COVAL, as a partner to integrators and manufacturers for nearly 35 years, and also the innovative capabilities of its in-house design team. They fully complement the COVAL range of vacuum pumps, suction cups and accessories for vacuum handling in the packaging industry. The CVGL vacuum grippers are manufactured in Montélier, France, underlining COVAL´s commitment to the French Fab initiative.
A Wide Variety of Applications
Thanks to their high modularity and ease of integration in all scenarios, the CVGL vacuum grippers are used in many different industries: packaging, plastics, metal or wood, for the handling of porous and non-porous objects.
CVGL, What Makes the Difference:
- Compact and lightweight
- Standardization and modularity to ensure short delivery times
- High adaptability
COVAL. The vacuum you need. Where you need it, when you need it.
Established in the south of France, COVAL SAS designs, produces and markets high-performance vacuum components and systems throughout the entire world for industrial applications in all lines of business.
COVAL is an ISO 9001 V2015 certified company that innovates on a global scale in the area of vacuum handling using optimized components with integrated, intelligent and reliable features. Its solutions can be adapted to any industrial context and their primary goal is to improve productivity with safety in mind.
COVAL's clients are present in all major industrial fields in which vacuum handling is critical for efficiency and productivity. These fields include packaging, automotive, plastic processing, aeronautics, and palletizing.
COVAL markets its products and services throughout Europe as well as in North and South America through its subsidiaries and its network of authorized distributors.
Facts and Figures
- French company founded in 1986
- Company size: 100+ employees
- 2016 revenue: €16.5 million
- 25 distributors in France and 30 international
- 5 subsidiaries: China, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.S.A.
- Production site and head office: Montélier, France
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