Vacuum Cups withstand hot stamping application conditions.

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Made of FPM, WF2-series is comprised of silicone-free, black vacuum cups that withstand temperatures up to 482°F in hot forming environments. Products have medium hard material ranking of 70 Shore A and are suited for handling odd-shaped workpieces. Available in all automotive industry mounts and full range of shapes, vacuum cups can also help improve productivity and reduce tool changeover time.

Original Press Release:

Bilsing Automation Introduces Vacuum Cups for Hot Stamping Applications

Clinton Township, MI  --  Bilsing Automation North America has announced the availability of its new WF2-series black vacuum cups designed to withstand the high temperature environment of  hot forming. The new silicone-free cups, made of FPM, can withstand temperatures up to 482° F with a medium hard material ranking of 70 Shore A.

Ongoing pressure on the automotive industry to reduce vehicle weight without impacting safety standards has created an increasing use of high strength steel (HSS), especially in the areas of structural components such as body pillars. Although lighter and stronger than traditional steels, HSS, can be a challenge in the pressroom. Hot stamping offers a stress-relieving capability that lessens the springback and warping that can occur with HSS.

Bilsing had previously addressed this growing manufacturing trend with its PSQ40 hot stamp grippers.The introduction of vacuum cups for the hot forming process now provides customers a choice of gripping approaches. Lighter in weight, vacuum cups can improve productivity and reduce tool changeover time. Additionally, vacuum cups are able to better handle odd-shaped workpieces as compared to grippers which must access a part edge.

The Bilsing vacuum cups are available in all automotive industry mounts and a full range of shapes. For more information, email

Bilsing Automation North America is a subsidiary of Bilsing Automation GmbH (Attendorn, Germany), a global leader in the development and manufacturing of modular tooling systems for the pressroom, body shop and plastic molding applications in the automotive, food, packaging and glass industries. The company is focused on providing optimum product performance that results in cost reductions, supporting the customer through planning, design, engineering, assembly and commissioning.  Bilsing Automation also offers 3D digital simulation and on-site training as part of its service offerings.

Contact Information:

Bilsing Automation – North America

22287 Starks Drive

Clinton Township, MI 48036


Nancy Lesinski (Agency)


831-308-3040 Fax

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