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Coval

Coval - Destacking system for trays, tubs, pots, lids ...

ZA Les Petits Champs
26120 Montelier
FRANCE

Description

COVAL conceives, manufactures and globally distributes high performance, advanced vacuum automation components and systems for industrial applications in all branches.

2 Products

Partner

Present on the flag : Geppia

Press release

  • COVAL’s New CVGL: a lightweight vacuum gripper that carries the load

    15 November 2018

    The size and weight of the new CVGL vacuum grippers from COVAL make them the lightest and most compact range in the market. The strict regime meets the expectations of manufacturers who rely on vacuum handling technology for their products and packaging. “Weight is the enemy” is a well-known motto in the world of racing cars. This same is true in robotics. By reducing the weight and bulk of its vacuum chambers, COVAL enables integrators and manufacturers to incorporate them into robots with lower payloads. This translates into significant savings in terms of investment and operating costs. The evolution has also occurred at the design level, resulting in a range of vacuum chambers with simplified lines. All connections are now carried out on top, completely freeing the sidewalls and guaranteeing greater ease of use, for example in boxing/unboxing applications. Modularity Above All Despite the reduced size and weight, the CVGL is not a “light” version of the predecessor CVG range. They retain all the advantages of a modular range of vacuum grippers: . 3 standard lengths (424, 624 and 824 mm, or custom-made to suit the application), . 3 gripping interface technologies (foam, suction cups and COVAL-flex), . 3 suction flow rates, integrated or external generator. They offer a “tailor-made” solution for vacuum handling of parts of various sizes, weights and materials. An Example of the Benefits of FrenchFab The CVGL design is based on the expertise gained by COVAL, as a partner to integrators and manufacturers for nearly 35 years, and also 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 in the packaging industry. The CVGL vacuum grippers are manufactured in Montélier, France, underlining COVAL’s commitment to the French Fab initiative. A Wide Variety of Applications Thanks to their high modularity and ease of integration in all scenarios, the CVGL vacuum grippers are used in many different industries: packaging, plastics, metal or wood, for the handling of porous and non-porous objects. CVGL, What Makes the Difference: • Compact and lightweight • Standardization and modularity to ensure short delivery times • High adaptability COVAL, the vacuum where it's needed, when it's needed.

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  • CVPC from Coval: a vacuum cartridge responding directly to users’ requirements

    15 November 2018

    “More speed, more flexibility, more performance”, this is what manufacturers are asking of packaging machines. To meet these expectations, COVAL has launched the CVPC series, a range of vacuum cartridges which can be fully integrated into the process for greater efficiency. The new CVPC series combines for the first time a pilot-operated solenoid valve and a single stage Venturi, all in the form of a cartridge weighing no more than 22 g. Its “all-in-one” design, compactness and lightweight are features exclusive to COVAL. These patented new vacuum cartridges offer all the advantages expected by manufacturers, integrators and users: • Performance, achieved through the combined solenoid valve and single stage Venturi in an ultra-compact unit. The cartridges can be placed close to the suction cups, eliminating any loss of vacuum pressure and guaranteeing an instantaneous grip. • Flexibility of implementation, because the cartridge is designed to be easily integrated in any type of tool. • Maintenance-free, thanks to the venturi’s single-stage construction which makes the cartridge dust-resistant. An Innovation with a Reputation This idea, a result of constant dialogue between COVAL and its customers, is a genuine summary of the added value COVAL brings to manufacturers: practical, agile solutions which translate directly into productivity gains. This was confirmed by the first customer applications, under real production conditions in the food packaging sector. FrenchFab in Action The CVPC series of vacuum cartridges complements the COVAL range of vacuum pumps, suction cups and accessories for vacuum handling designed for packaging applications. The series was developed by COVAL’s own design department and is manufactured in Montélier, France, underlining COVAL’s commitment to the French Fab initiative. What Makes the Difference: Adaptability A wide range to allow to perfectly adapt to each application: • Size 1: nozzle Ø 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 mm generating a suction flow rate ranging from 41 to 90 NI/min. Max. vacuum 85% • Size 2 : nozzle Ø 2.2 and 2.7 mm generating a suction flow rate ranging 160 to 215 Nl/min. Max. vacuum 85% Performance • Integrated pilot-operated solenoid valve reduces response times • Single-stage venturi for improved evacuation time Ease of Use • Minimal space requirement for installation at the center of the process • Maintenance-free • Simple connection with an M8 connector Applications • Pick and place • Packaging COVAL, the vacuum where it's needed, when it's needed.

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  • COVAL’s LEMCOM Manager: vacuum management made easy

    15 November 2018

    Specially developed with vacuum handling applications in mind, LEMCOM Manager is a PC software package which allows you, in just a few clicks, to remotely setup and configure LEMCOM vacuum generators as well as run diagnostics. Packed with numerous functions such as the import/export of parameters, vacuum cycle analysis, alarm and operation cycle monitoring, configuration help or even embedded firmware updating, LEMCOM Manager delivers agility, flexibility and availability, to meet the key requirements of the industry of the future. The application allows all LEMCOM mini pumps to be controlled remotely over the network either by the end user or by COVAL’s technical support teams. The LEMCOM series of mini-vacuum pumps, combined with the LEMCOM PC tool, offer the first global solution for vacuum gripping via Industrial Ethernet (PROFINET, EtherNet/IP) and fieldbuses (CANopen). COVAL, the vacuum where it's needed, when it's needed.

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  • LEMCOM, first communicating vacuum pump on field bus

    15 November 2018

    The factory of the future is no longer just a project. Within the workplace, tools and workstations communicate on a continual basis. Machines, systems and products exchange information, between themselves as well as externally. The aim is to give more flexibility, intelligence and energy savings to production tools, in order to meet industry’s needs. COVAL accompanies its customers during this transformation thanks to its mechatronics expertise applied to vacuum handling. Commercializing the LEMCOM, communicating vacuum pump on field bus, proves this. It’s a world first! Future Industry LEMCOM is the most successful demonstration of a vacuum pump’s mechatronic design. It is designed to meet integrator as well as user expectations, in terms of flexibility, safety, productivity and energy savings. LEMCOM installs very effective communication at distance between the operator and the vacuum pump fieldbus available PROFINET, CANopen and EtherNet/IP). This communication makes it possible to receive information in real time, but above all to act at any moment to change settings, to ensure corrective and preventive maintenance of the vacuum pump. Energy-saving technology The LEMCOM affirms its continuity with the other COVAL intelligent vacuum pumps. It integrates the COVAL energy savings technologies, ASR (Air Saving Regulator) and ASC (Air Saving Control), making it possible to attain up to 90% energy savings. The new communication functions, with its near and distant environment, enable the LEMCOM to go even further in terms of performance, simplicity and energy savings. • The master module is a fully-integrated pump: no gateways or other interfaces are necessary. • 2 integrated communication ports: perfect continuity on field bus. • Innovative cabling structure provides great configuration flexibility: stand-alone, island or customized. The aim is to be able to position the mini vacuum pumps as close as possible to the suction cups to reduce evacuation time and thus reduce cycle time and energy consumption. • Simplified PLC configuration: EDS file, Add-On Instructions. • In addition, 2 cables are enough to supply and manage 1 to 16 LEMCOM modules. A technology validated by industrial leaders As with the range of new COVAL products, the LEMCOM series was co-developped with partner customers, be they OEMs, integrators or users. COVAL’s aim is twofold: propose products that best meet the expectations of different industries and to ensure, at the time of marketing, a perfectly operational and reliable solution. COVAL, the vacuum where it's needed, when it's needed.

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  • FPC Series FlowPack Suction Cup – Portrait of a Specialist!

    15 November 2018

    FPC stands for FlowPack Cup: COVAL's new suction cup is fully dedicated to handling FlowPack packaging. A real technological breakthrough for a constantly evolving packaging method. FlowPack now has its very own suction cup FlowPack packaging provides many advantages: • Direct food contact • Large visible area to show the products • Great number of applications in various industries: fresh fruits and vegetables, food processing industry, cosmetics, laboratories, and more • High production rates and low cost However, when it comes to vacuum handling, flexibility is an absolute challenge, since it implies a high risk of leakage and potentially poor product gripping or the need to compensate with high power. COVAL has taken up this challenge with the FPC series suction cup. It is specifically designed ultra-flexible packaging and will “stick to the product” regardless of shape or material. As a result, it is able to handle very high production rates. To achieve this, COVAL has worked with packaging machine manufacturers, taking into consideration their constraints and submitting its designs to real-life tests. The FPC Series is based on three major innovations: 1. Thin and wavy flower-shaped lips that perfectly mold to the packaging, whatever the shape. 2. Internal cleats that allow for optimized vacuum while preventing any crushing and also strengthen the hold on the product being handled. 3. Fittings featuring a lateral vacuum distributor that prevent any loss in efficiency when the product is held. 4. Materials: Food-grade silicone and plastic insert meets FDA and CE standards. What makes the difference? A Comprehensive Range • Available in 3 sizes: Round Ø35 mm 1.5 bellow ; Round, Ø60 mm ; Elliptical, 120 x 100 mm • Materials: Blue silicone suction cups, plastic fittings FPC suction cups are compatible with FDA food standards (FDA 21 CFR 177.2600.) and meet the European regulation (EC) 1935/2004. • Two levels of flexibility: 35 and 50 Shore Withstands High Production Rates • Its gripping ability allows for high production rates • No interruption in the packaging line due to faulty gripping Safety • The FPC Series suction cup is made of silicone, a material that is recommended for its temperature resistance and food safety. The plastic fittings also conform to food standards. • The blue color of the suction cup facilitates its detection by visual detection systems on production and packaging lines. Energy Savings The airtightness of FPC Series suction cups avoids the need for an oversized vacuum generator, allowing for considerable energy savings. COVAL, the vacuum where it's needed, when it's needed.

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  • A range of suction cups specially designed not to deform the material handled, VPSC Series

    15 November 2018

    Gripping composite materials with suction cups poses the difficulty of marking uncooked material. COVAL, partner since many years of the industrialists of the aeronautical and food-processing sectors, developed a suction cup answering these constraints. Ultra-Flat, Non-Marking Suction Cups, VPSC Series Developed through partnerships with the composite material industry, the VPSC suction cups are dedicated to the handling of raw composite. Their ultra-flat profile and innovative system of vacuum distribution across the surface of the cups provide optimized gripping with no mark and no deformation. The extra thin sealing lip contours to the product shape without restriction. The specific characteristics of these suction cups enable its use in aeronautic and other fields such as cheese handling or other fragile, easily deformed products. Materials The VPSC cups are available in two materials to meet all the applications: • Polyurethane 60 Shore A (PU), high resistance to hydrocarbons and high durability. • Blue Silicone 50 Shore A (SIBL5), food compliance. FDA and CE standards. Dimensions and Fitting VPSC suction cups are available in 2 diameters (Ø 40 to 80 mm) and are equipped with a G1/4"- Female pressed aluminium fitting. COVAL, the vacuum where it's needed, when it's needed.

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