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| By Suzanne Shelley



Coval Vacuum Technology

Coval Vacuum Technology

Universal suction cup has a tender touch and a strong grip

The FPC Series Suction Cup (photo) is a universal suction cup that can be used in a variety of applications, across various industry sectors — for handling fresh fruits and vegetables, for food-processing operations, cosmetics handling, laboratory applications and more. Designed to be ultra flexible, the edges of the suction cup will conform to the product, regardless of shape or material, enabling high production rates, says the company. The FPC Series product line benefits from three major innovations: The suction cups are available with round or elliptical shapes, their thin, flexible lips mold seamlessly to the packaging, regardless of the shape and internal cleats allow for optimized vacuum while preventing any crushing and strengthen the hold of the product being handled. Its fittings feature a lateral vacuum distributor that prevents any loss in efficiency when the product is held. Food-grade silicone and plastic inserts meet FDA food standards (FDA 21CFR 177.2600) and European standards (EC 1935/2004). — Coval Vacuum Technology, Inc., Raleigh, N.C.