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Vi-Cas Manufacturing Company is a family-owned and -operated business specializing in high-performance suction and vacuum cups, rollers, grabbers, adapters, and related products and accessories. We serve a multitude of industries, including the packaging sector, with clients in the U.S. and Europe. As part of our core competencies, we assist with product development, prototyping, reverse engineering, manufacturing, and part reconditioning. Read on to learn more about our offerings and how these products support operations in the packaging market.

Product Selection

Whatever it is that you need to put in a box, bag, or bottle, our product line can help. Our extensive product catalog of packaging solutions includes:

  • Vacuum cups
  • Suction cups
  • Rubber cups
  • Cup adapters
  • Rollers
  • Grabbers
  • Gripper rubbers

Vi-Cas Manufacturing offers both standard and custom products that are compatible with light, medium, and heavy stock in paper, cardboard, and more.

Applications for the Packaging Industry

Packaging operations commonly use our suction cups, rollers, grabbers, and other goods for reliable material handling and part manipulation. Our products are useful in the following processes:

  • Lifting
  • Pick-and-place processing
  • Conveying
  • Bagging
  • Sealing
  • Food packaging
  • Filling
  • Bottling
  • Capping
  • Canning
  • Cartoning
  • Folding
  • Box making
  • Tray making
  • Labeling
  • End-of-arm tooling

As an example, our suction cups can successfully pick up individual pieces or sheets of cardboard, position them, and then set them down and release them. Once the cardboard is stamped with a rolling die to cut and shape it, suction cups can then assist in the process of making boxes.

Material Selection at Vi-Cas Manufacturing

Our team has extensive experience working with the following materials:

  • Vinyl
  • Silicone
  • Urethane

Each has its own strengths, resistance capabilities, and optimal applications in the packaging sector. For example, vinyl has excellent wear resistance, while silicone is well-suited to high-heat applications up to 400° F. For food production and processing applications, we also offer FDA-grade vinyl and silicone.

Customization to Suit Your Unique Needs

At Vi-Cas Manufacturing, we aim to offer turnkey services for clients the world over. In addition to quality, product availability, and price, customers turn to us for our customization capabilities. We begin with our design services. In this phase of production, our team will work closely with you to develop application-specific cups that meet your specifications. We can start with a two- or three-dimensional drawing that you’ve provided of a product idea you have in mind, make adjustments to one of our standard products to fit your project, or design a fully custom cup.

Once you’ve settled on part design, we’ll then build a corresponding mold to generate products that accomplish your specific goals. We hand-pour or injection-mold our cups, with fast turn times for prototypes and demo preliminary cups. We can also provide samples to help you determine the best fit for your application.

We have multiple thread sizes available to help clients in both the U.S. and the EU. Vi-Cas Manufacturing carries NPT and BSP threads as well as metric and imperial threads for which we can match hole diameters. We have screw-on and stick-on varieties as well as cups with or without metal fittings, with options for bellows and pleats, as needed. We can alter height, width, material, cup and lip diameter, thickness, stiffness, heat-resistance capabilities, and color. Also, we offer level compensators with a spring-loaded component to help cups rise and fall, allowing the product to pick up oddly shaped parts or those of varying sizes and shapes.

The Vi-Cas Manufacturing team is always looking for ways to improve our products for our customers. We pride ourselves on our customization capabilities, and we’re confident that we can assist you with even the most challenging of product requests or application demands.

Reliable Cups, Rollers, and More From Vi-Cas Manufacturing

From packaging to aerospace, Vi-Cas Manufacturing has been serving a wide array of industries with our standard and custom suction cups, rollers, and related products for over half a century. We’re dedicated to innovation, which is why our catalog contains over 23,000 high-performance products. Our team is committed to continual improvement to provide you with better efficiency and improved part functionality, as evidenced by our customer-first mentality.

Contact us today to learn more about our product solutions for the packaging industry, and our helpful support staff will be happy to assist you.

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