PIAB Vacuum (Rockland, MA) has designed a series of multiconnection fittings for its line of suction cups between ¾” to 2” dia. Thread connection of the fitting for suction cup dia of ¾” to 1 ¼” is 10-32 and for dias from 1 ½” to 2” it’s 1/8” NPT.
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Type SMP modular vacuum pumps from Schmalz (Raleigh, NC) provide a complete integrated vacuum solution using optimized venturi nozzles (5 sizes), control solenoid valves for turning on/off the compressed air, solenoid valves for converting suction to blow-off, vacuum switches, safety check valves, filters, and silencers.
Recommended for pharmaceutical applications, Kalish’s (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) stainless steel Pallit palletizer accepts cases from any side, using vacuum plates that can be changed without tools in 1 min.
Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) distributes the Fleximation Trialpack unit-dose blister packaging system with a robotic filling mechanism. The robot fills at speeds to 54 blisters/min using an integrated vision system and vacuum grippers.
The Model 6111 WA p-s labeling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) uses the Model 2111 air-blow labeling head for speeds to 1ꯠ”/min. Applies full- or partial-wrap labels to products such as pharmaceutical vials and vitamin containers.