suction cup

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n suction cup a cup-shaped device (made of rubber, glass, or plastic) that produces a partial vacuum; used to adhere or draw something to a surface
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Usage

In literature:

The shape of the cup was such as to hold the balls by suction when they fell.
"The Chinese Boy and Girl" by Isaac Taylor Headland
A series of suction cups or sucking pads were at the end of each tentacle.
"Martians Never Die" by Lucius Daniel
It came swiftly near to show the outline of the dread serpent form; the suction cups showed plainly.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Persian brass conical cupping cup with a small hole at the tip for mouth suction.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
Can you unhook some of these wires and suction cups?
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
It sticks to him as if his hands were magnets and his fingers suction cups.
"The Triumph of Virginia Dale" by John Francis, Jr.
He felt the suction cups; with a careful mouth the creature took up its dead and flew away.
"West Of The Sun" by Edgar Pangborn
The Egyptians also used cupping-vessels of glass, specially shaped and worked by suction.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
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In news:

It provides a 100% duty cycle and can incorporate lifting heads with top and side suction cups.
Magnalight Releases Portable LED Light with Double Joint Suction Cup Mount.
Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced the release of a powerful portable LED light equipped with an adjustable suction cup mounting system.
Deformation analysis optimized use of suction cups under combined load for robotic product handling with vacuum gripping heads.
Loading of suction cups during the handling or motion (chassis of service robots) cycle is highly variable.
Featuring dual-locking suction cups, the Ultra Grip bath suction handle holds tightly to any flat, smooth and nonporous surface.
The suction cups, of a silicone-free material, resist temperatures to 480 F.
Suction Cup Suspensions, Fittings, Brackets For Vacuum Systems.
This line of vacuum components includes a wide variety of suspensions, fittings, brackets, and suction cups for use in all types of high-speed automation and packaging machinery.
PIAB Vacuum Products now offers dual-durometer suction cups with DURAFLEX, a revolutionary polyurethane material that combines the soft elasticity of rubber with the exceptional wear-resistance of polyurethane.
Deformation analysis optimized use of suction cup s under combined load for robotic product handling with vacuum gripping heads.
Loading of suction cup s during the handling or motion (chassis of service robots) cycle is highly variable.
This line of vacuum components includes a wide variety of suspensions, fittings, brackets, and suction cup s for use in all types of high-speed automation and packaging machinery.
Koozoo's suction-cup camera mount attaches an old smartphone to your window so you can livestream the world outside.
Local brews such as Cass and Hite go down easily enough (which is not always true of those writhing tentacles with their little suction cups).
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In science:

Flexible gripper development This article mainly focuses on a three finger gripper with suction cups as a possible solution for a flexible gripper design.
CAGD - Computer Aided Gripper Design for a Flexible Gripping System
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