Gripper tube for gripping bottles – GGF

The GGF(A) gripper tube

The GGF (A) type gripper tube for gripping bottles comes in the form of an inflatable cylinder equipped with supply(ies) for connection to compressed air, with threaded fasteners, for quick mounting on your gripper heads. Thanks to its useful length, it is mainly used for most standard long-necked bottles, such as wine bottles, beer bottles and many others.

It has already been proven worldwide.

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User / use

Bottling: Depalletization of bottles

Bottle manufacturers: Palletization of bottles

General industry: (de)palletization of various containers (plastic containers, cardboard containers, PET…)

Technical characteristics

Our gripper tube for gripping bottles are manufactured with a highly abrasion resistant polymer coated fabric substrate then are vulcanized. Our GGF has a thick reinforced gum rubber body and rough appearance which gives it a long life span and increased robustness. In addition, our GGF gripper tube is also reinforced at the ends to prevent any risk of leakage.

A layer of specific food-grade gum rubber can be added upon request.

Among our GGF line, we offer several inflation diameters (standard and custom) which can manipulate all your long-neck bottles, regardless of their capacity.


The standard properties of our GGC gripper are:

  • A length of 1340mm or 1470mm for its long version(GGLC).
  • Attachment with 3 M10X70 threaded rods.
  • An air supply.


GGF grippers tubes are used in automated processes for handling bottles. When your facility is ready, our grippers are an indispensable instrument for your production lines. Very strong, they can withstand up to 1.2 bars of pressure.

If you have several types of neck, our different gripper tubes are quickly removable between your production changes. We can carry out optimisation studies to choose the model.

The GGF inflatable bladder has a cylindrical shape, and thanks to the vacuum it is very thin, which is a safety aspect when inserting between the necks.


The gripper tube is divided into 3 areas:

  • Inflatable body reinforced with a frame and thick, rough gum rubber.
  • 3 fastening rods
  • 1 air supply with a quick-connect fitting.


The strength of our GGC gripper tube as well as our entire FLEXGRIP line is that it can be tailored to your needs (special length, special attachments, different number and type of connections).

Our gripping clamps and grippers can be completely tailor made for picking up critical containers and/or for use with unusual pallet configurations (packs with crossbraces, specific bottles, etc.).

Simtech can carry out process optimisation studies incorporating your constraints and allowing you to optimise your production and adapt to your installations. These studies can also be carried out on your site.

Why choose Simtech grippers?

Simplicity of use | Saves time | Saves space | Profitability | adaptable to your installations | production flexibility (grippers for all bottle formats) | Low maintenance

Why choose Simtech quality?

We are manufacturers and ISO 9001: 2015 certified | We have qualified staff | We export our products worldwide

We have more than 25 years experience in our field