This will be a 3 part series (Vacuum, Gripper and Lifting technology) from FIPA, End of Arm Tools (aka EOAT). 

If you have a robot to pick out parts from the mold it’s essential to have a properly designed EOAT which is the robot’s customized hand to extract your parts and runners.

FIPA specializes in EOAT (suction cups, grippers, cutting shears, lifting) and can customize the design to your specifications.



Part 3: Lifting Technology

FIPA lifting devices enables a more efficient, faster work process and relieves the stress on workers’ bodies.  All components are compatible with the entire FIPA vacuum techcnology and EOAT ranges.


The FIPA lift set has package handling capacity of 11 lbs ~ 143 lbs (5 kg~ 65 kg)
The lifting force depends on the suction tightness of the material to be lifted, the more leakage, the greater the losses in carrying capacity.

  • Vacuum pump
  • filters and hoses
  • vacuum cup


FIPA Vacuum Lifter “Spider” for heavy lifting made easy has handling capacity of  551 lbs ~ 1100 lbs (250 kg~ 500 kg)

  • Easy to install plug & play system with hand-slide valve, which only requires one person to lift the load safely
  • Suitable for the horizontal handling of heavy material like plates, metal sheets or disks
  • The vaccum lifter is used on a chain hoist


Hirate America partners with FIPA, a German based company that’s leading the industry in end of arm tooling design and components.

As you can see there are many options for your application.  Whether you want to purchase individual components or have a full turn key lifting system designed for your automation solution, FIPA & Hirate America has you covered to make lifting heavy materials for you.


 If you have any questions or need help with a custom designed end of arm tool, please contact any of the Hirate America team members to provide an automation solution tailored to your requirements.