Coval’s Carbon Vacuum Gripper, A Cobot’s Best Friend

Collaborative robots, or cobots as they are known in the industry, are developing rapidly, with an annual growth rate of more than 60% from 2017 to 2021* (Source Technavio). To offer solutions to this new market, Coval is launching its EOAT (End Of Arm Tools) range. The CVGC series of carbon vacuum grippers are the first product series to be launched. 

As their name implies, the role of collaborative robots is to collaborate with operators. The objective is to enhance versatility, eliminate repetitive tasks, prevent MSDs and boost productivity. However, to realize their full potential, these cobots need efficient tools. To meet this challenge, Coval is launching a range of gripping tools. 

The first product to be introduced is the CVGC carbon vacuum gripper. It is not just an adaptation of an existing product, but a plug and play product designed 100% for various cobot models. Its design features seamlessly integrate with cobots to take advantage of their greatest strengths: 

  • Lightweight, (< 1 kg for the smallest model) thanks to a carbon fiber construction will conserve the cobot ́s lifting capacity. 
  • Quick assembly and disassembly, without special tools, to promote the cobot ́s versatility. 
  • Operator protection via a flexible peripheral foam. Compactness, with a function block housing the vacuum generator, control cartridge, vacuum switch and silencer. 
  • Versatility, with a foam gripping interface suitable for a range of workpieces and available in three dimensions (150 x 150 mm, 240 x 120 mm, 320 x 160 mm). 

A Vast Range of Applications 

With this ultra-light vacuum gripper, COVAL transforms each cobot into a tool that boosts the productivity and protects the health of operators in a wide range of industries: food, packaging, plastics, etc. Due to its immense adaptability and the capabilities of Coval’s design department, the CVGC constitutes a tool available to all manufacturers, integrators and users of cobots for palletizing, gripping boxes or plastic parts, etc. 

An Example of the Benefits of French Fab 

CVGC carbon vacuum grippers are based on the expertise gained by COVAL, as a partner to integrators and manufacturers for more than 30 years, and 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. CVGC vacuum grippers are manufactured in Montélier, France, underlining COVAL’s 

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 Company 

  • French company founded in 1986 
  • Company size: 135+ employees 
  • 2018 revenue: €17 million 
  • 25 distributors in France and 35 international 
  • 5 subsidiaries: China, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.S.A. 
  • Production site and head office: Montelier, France 

Products Vacuum pumps, suction cups, vacuum switches, vacuum grippers, accessories

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26120 Montélier – France