Piab: Vacuum generator platform

See it at PACK EXPO International, Booth #N-6136! Improved and intelligent blow-off functions, a split unit design, and a self-adhesion control feature are a few of the added extras on offer in Piab’s premium piCOMPACT23 vacuum generator platform.

Vacuum generator platform
Vacuum generator platform

This impressive range of proprietary and patented added features, which also includes IO-Link communication, has the potential to provide optimal vacuum generation for every application.

The compact, all-in-one ejector platform is stackable; up to four units can share the same manifold and pneumatic connections, such as a common feed pressure and exhaust. The option to utilize a split unit design and separate the ejector from the control unit offers added flexibility, particularly where space is limited or for minimizing the weight carried by robot arms.

The integrated and patented valve of Piab’s proprietary Blow-off+ feature ensures more efficient and energy-saving blow-off, enabling faster production cycles. It can also be used to float suction cups while positioning them in, for instance, ergonomic lifting aids, or simply to clean cups in dusty environments.

A patented intelligent blow-off (IBO) feature automatically switches off the blow-off when the vacuum is gone, offering further energy-saving. This feature is also compatible with the bi-stable (latching) on/off valves that can be used in systems prone to emergency stops or those handling expensive objects.

Finally, Piab’s patented Self-Adhesion Control (SAC) cleverly recognizes and eliminates any vacuum created in suction cups when the ejector is not engaged, an irritating problem affecting both robots and manual lifting equipment during the initial positioning of suction cups.

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