The Squid: Universal Vacuum Tooling
The Squid has been developed to offer the vacuum user a universal end of arm vacuum tool. The Squid utilizes different “end effectors” such as vacuum cups, foam, orifice fittings and self closing valves. The choice of Squid is dependent on the application and user preference. Please contact Donald Engineering to discuss the application. Custom size and shape Squids are available to suit the customer application. The model shown here was developed for picking up a product with a radius.
The Squid is a modular design allowing many variables in construction. The image here shows the top plate including the vacuum connection. The top plate includes the mounting holes for connection to the customer machinery which could be a robot arm or gantry robot.