Piab

Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. With 430 employees and SEK 1bn in sales 2017, Piab is a global organization, serving customers in almost 70 countries from a network of subsidiaries and distributors. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab’s vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.

Advanced gripping solutions

Advanced gripping solutions are complete gripper systems for specific application areas. The ready-to-go grippers are designed to be installed directly on the robot arm or tool changer. Several mounting interface options, in accordance with ISO-9409-1, are available, making it easy to install on most robot brands. The grippers are made of lightweight materials but still durable. They have predefined components and functions which will suit the target application perfectly. Piab’s advanced gripping solutions will simplify and even eliminate engineering time for grippers, make installation easier and secure that state-of-the-art components are used and dimensioned correctly to achieve maximum performance and productivity for the customer.

End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT)

The EOAT and gripper systems are used to design robotic end-effector tools, ergonomic tools or fixture tools for use on all types of automation equipment. The tooling consists of connecting parts for welded frames or extruded profiles and swivel arm assemblies, grippers with a choice of various “function” attachments. Some function attachments include a vacuum ejector that is based on the latest COAX® technology. Piab provides both round and square EOAT as there are advantages with both options. To maximise the flexibility, our components are modular and adjustable and can be combined into a specific tool from the components. With our great expertise we can also provide tailor made solutions for various applications in the automotive, plastics and food industries.

Ergonomic handling solutions

Ergonomic handling solutions are available to meet the demands of all kinds of applications and can lift almost any type of product; parcels, baggage, sacks/bags, boards, glass, kegs/barrels, bottles, food, stone, windows etc. Depending on its purpose it is available in various number of combinations. With standard, as well as custom made suction feet with its high-quality suction cups, you can lift almost everything. As is proven to reduce strain injuries, being user friendly as well as keeping top quality promises, it will increase productivity of the application.

Kenos® Vacuum gripping systems

Kenos® is a leading brand for large area vacuum grippers. It is designed and optimized to be used in various applications e.g. packaging, wood, food etc. The product group represents a flexible solution for the handling manipulation of several products with different shapes, dimensions and compactness. Most of the gripping systems can be equipped with integrated vacuum generation or suitable for separated vacuum generation (Pump or Side channel blower). The integrated vacuum generator is a modular multi-stage COAX® ejector of easy maintenance and the market’s most energy efficient ejector technology. The number of ejectors can also very simply be increased even after the installation if necessary. The foam is made of a technical foam (FDA mat approved available), with different pitch holes and thickness or pads depending of the product to be gripped and on the requirement of the application.

Suction cups

Using suction cups is a lifting technique of many possibilities. You can, for example, handle board materials or concrete slabs, open bags, pick electronic components, label and hold objects. But different applications need different requirements. Piab offers one of the market’s widest ranges of suction cups so that each application will have its own solution. You are welcome to tell us about your needs. We are your partner whatever your needs might be.

System Accessories

Our line of monitoring and control units for vacuum systems is unmatched when it comes to reliability. We focus on the overall solution, down to the last detail. We are fully aware that top quality components are as essential as designing vacuum pumps and suction cups that are in a class apart. You will find everything you need to monitor and control vacuum systems here. Reliability, economy and accurate control/monitoring are the common denominators.

Vacuum conveyors for powder & bulk

Vacuum is used with great advantage in conveying dry powder products through dedicated pipe systems. Piab’s vacuum conveying systems are built of high quality material. When producing food, pharmaceuticals and chemical products there are demands on the highest possible degree of safety as to hygiene and operation. Piab’s piFLOW® conveyors have been developed as an answer to the severe requirements of operational safety and hygiene in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Piab conveyors are ATEX Dust certified. piFLOW®p and piFLOW®t are ATEX Gas certified. All conveyors are available with either an ejector driven vacuum pump or with a mechanical pump.

Vacuum pumps

Piab vacuum pumps/vacuum generators are predominately based on the patented COAX® technology. COAX® is an advanced solution for creating vacuum with compressed air. Based on Piab’s multistage technology, COAX® cartridges are smaller, more efficient and more reliable than conventional vacuum ejectors, which allow for the design of a flexible, modular and efficient vacuum system. A vacuum system based on COAX® technology can provide you with three times more vacuum flow than conventional systems, allowing you to increase speed with high reliability while reducing energy consumption.

Value Line

The entire Value Line® program consists of suction cups and vacuum ejectors. Value Line® suction cups are developed for standard/basic applications. The suction cups have a long thin lip and provide good sealing on slightly corrugated surfaces (such as corrugated cardboard). The Value Line® vacuum ejectors are available in three different designs, the traditional inline that can be installed directly on the hose close to the point of suction, the T-design that allows exhaust air to be piped away and the aluminum block version. The T-design is also suitable for clean-room environment. The aluminum block version is easy to install into many existing systems. Typical applications for this product line are case/carton erectors with other examples such as equipment for loading/unloading or sorting sheets into metal forming machines (laser cutting, water jet, punching etc.) and parts removal from injection molds.