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Food service Industry

Food Service

At Vi-Cas Mfg Company, our expert team serves diverse markets ranging from automotive and aerospace to general industry and packaging. From our facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, we work with companies both domestic and international to provide an extensive selection of quality products with an emphasis on timely delivery.

For the food service industry, our standard and custom product solutions are applicable in numerous food processing and packaging operations. Learn more about our catalog of products, their applications, and common materials, and how Vi-Cas Mfg supports the foodservice industry with customized, high-quality components.

Our Product Line

Vi-Cas Mfg offers a versatile range of products to fulfill the varied needs of our customers. Our offerings include the following:

  • Vacuum cups
  • Suction cups
  • Rubber cups
  • Depanner cups
  • Cup adapters
  • Rollers
  • Grabbers
  • Gripper rubbers
  • Capper tightening disks

To best serve you, we also provide roller reconditioning services.

Common Applications

Our cups can effectively pick up anything from bacon and soda cans to a keg of beer or a 100-pound block of cheese. For food production, handling, and packaging, our vacuum cups, suction cups, rollers, and other assorted products have applications in:

  • Lifting
  • Pick-and-place processes
  • Robotics
  • Conveyors
  • Filling
  • Bagging
  • Bottling
  • Capping
  • Sealing
  • Box making
  • Tray making
  • Cartoning
  • Labeling

Our company makes over 23,300 different parts, and we’re continuing to grow. Our team will help you find the right part for your particular food service application.

Material Options

Our standard material options for our extensive catalog of products are as follows:

  • Vinyl
  • Silicone
  • Urethane

These materials offer good wear and oil resistance for creating durable products. In addition to the above plastics and rubbers, we also work with FDA-grade vinyl and silicone to assure safety in products for food service applications.

Customization Opportunities

One area in which Vi-Cas Mfg excels within our industry is our capacity for customization. When standard products won’t fulfill the needs of your application, we can help by modifying one of our thousands of products to your specifications, enabling you to achieve the right fit. 

If you need a uniquely shaped cup or one in a non-standard size, our team can accommodate you. Our products come in a variety of materials and thicknesses, and we can adjust the durometer to create a harder or softer part based on your needs for wear resistance and flexibility. We also have bearing and non-bearing options.

Vi-Cas Mfg can work with a client’s two- or three-dimensional drawing and extrapolate from that to build a customized solution for your foodservice application. We have the capability to both design and build molds, and we’ve invested half a million dollars in Mazak computer numerical control (CNC) machines to create tight-tolerance parts that will accomplish your company’s goals.

Quality Control

While quality is always a primary focus at Vi-Cas Mfg, this is especially true of the products we create for the food service industry. We understand the importance of maintaining product integrity when producing, processing, and packaging food and beverage products, ensuring they’re safe for human consumption.

To that end, Vi-Cas Mfg takes quality an extra step, using food-grade materials approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and making sure that there are no particulates. Our products go through sanitization and cleaning processes in addition to special inspections so that all of our food service products will be in compliance with client and industry-specific quality and safety standards.

Partner With Vi-Cas Mfg for Vacuum Cups and Accessories for Your Foodservice Applications

For almost five decades, family-owned and -operated Vi-Cas Mfg has serviced industries like food service with high-quality vacuum cups, rollers, and more. Whether you require a single prototype or high-volume production, our expert team can help develop custom solutions with quick turnaround times and competitive pricing.

Contact us today for more information about our capabilities in the food service industry.

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