Instant point of suction with COAX® in piGRIP®

Press Release   •   Jul 03, 2013 04:08 EDT

Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, offers its patented COAX® technology in a new decentralized vacuum unit called COAX® in piGRIP®. COAX® is the most energy efficient ejector technology based on a multi-stage concept for creating vacuum with compressed air.

The decentralized COAX® in piGRIP® is ideal for very demanding (leaking and/or high speed) vacuum applications where smaller parts/objects shall be moved. Examples are bag handling, bag opening and handling or palletizing of smaller boxes. Applications are to be found in mainly food, consumer, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Vacuum systems for handling/holding materials with cups can be decentralized or centralized. A decentralized vacuum system is a system where the vacuum is generated independently for each suction cup at point-of-use. There are some strong advantages with a decentralized system, for example: quick response, fast objects release, high system safety (no leakage) and high energy efficiency due to no losses of vacuum flow.

A wide range of suction cups can be configured at the piGRIP® program to meet specific application needs. The configured units can be mounted on standard extruded profile systems due to the profile mount kits. A low total build-height (flush mounted cups) and the possibility to mount in several directions will save space on a lifting device.

Accessories, such as vacuum switches and blow-off check valves, can be attached to the auxiliary vacuum ports on the unit to improve the system productivity and reliability.

Established in 1951, Piab designs innovative vacuum solutions that improve the energy-efficiency, productivity, and working environments of vacuum users around the world. As a reliable partner to many of the world’s largest manufacturers, Piab develops and manufactures a complete line of vacuum pumps, vacuum accessories, vacuum conveyors and suction cups for a variety of automated material handling and factory automation processes. Piab utilizes COAX®, a completely new dimension in vacuum technology, in many of its original products and solutions. COAX® cartridges are smaller, more energy efficient and more reliable than conventional ejectors, and can be integrated directly into machinery. This allows for the design of a flexible, modular vacuum system. Piab is a worldwide organization with subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries. Its headquarters are in Sweden. For more information about Piab vacuum solutions for a diverse range of applications, visit www.piab.com.