For applications that do not require lifting heavy loads, flat cups without cleats are flexible and work well. For lifting heavy loads, flat cups with cleats are strong with a rigid, low profile that provides a strong holding force for heavy objects . The flat cups' low profile lifts heavy loads vertically without the cup “peeling” away from the product surface or deforming the object being lifted. Flat and universal cups perform well gripping smooth, flat, heavy objects such as steel, glass (television picture tubes) and coated corrugated. Flat cup image is on the left below. Flat cups are available in cloroprene or silicone, nitrile or silicone or vinyl. Please see table below for specific models and materials. Certain models are available in oil-resistant vinyl, grey silicone or polyurethane. Please consult the factory for alternative materials.
Universal Cups (right image) can handle flat or slightly curved sufaces. Universal cups are available in chloroprene or silicone.