The AVENTICS NCT (Non-Contact Transport) units allow lifting of small objects without touching the surface. Airflow under the device creates a low pressure zone, and thus a lifting force (Bernoulli principle). NCTs work in applications where traditional vacuum cups will not, as vacuum cups require a sealing surface, and NCTs do not. For example, NCTs work with objects having porous or rough surfaces. No separate vacuum generator is required saving installation complexity.
NCTs are maintenance-free with a long life because they have no moving parts and contact is not required for lifting. NCTs are ideal for transporting highly sensitive objects such as those found in the electronics industry. Versions in aluminum (for general applications) or PEEK (engineering polymer for washdown/food and packaging applications) are available.