The new customizable bag gripper (CBG) design tool from Piab, Hingham, Mass., is a unique software program that allows customers to design/configure lightweight vacuum grippers for the perfect handling of bags and pouches weighing up to 4.4 pounds.

The easy-to-use "2 minutes-to-design" CBG tool comes with fully decentralized (one per cup) dust-proof SX12 COAX vacuum generators, state-of-the-art piGRIP "bag-lip" suction cups, stabilizers around the cup and an automatic quick-release function.

When finished with their designs, users click on the "send for a request" button, alerting Piab's 3D print gripper team of experts to confirm the design before starting production.