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Piab Launches Compact Vacuum Ejectors to Handle Small Parts with Reduced Energy
PIAB USA, Inc. Posted 03/10/2011Täby, Sweden – Piab launches its piCOMPACT10 range, the first manifold-mounted and functional ejector system on the market based on the energy-efficient Micro COAX® technology. By working at low feed pressure and maximizing the utilization rate of the compressed air, the COAX® ejectors reduce energy consumption for manufacturers while increasing productivity and reliability. Products in the piCOMPACT10 range are ideal for pick-and-place operations where efficient handling of small, heavy parts is crucial, common for electronics, semiconductor, plastics, metal and medical applications.
Using Piab’s unique Micro COAX® cartridges, the world's smallest multistage vacuum ejector, the piCOMPACT10 range provides three times more vacuum flow than similar products. This reduces energy consumption by 30-50 percent compared with traditional ejectors, resulting in substantial sustainability benefits as well as energy and cost savings.
By offering an increased vacuum flow, piCOMPACT10 ejectors strengthen product grip to increase pickup speed, minimize product damage and reduce waste. piCOMPACT10 also allows faster release of products from the suction cups onto the production line for efficiency gains.
Products in the new piCOMPACT10 range are smaller and lighter than conventional ejectors, reducing the total weight of vacuum handling systems. This innovative design allows vacuum systems to move more quickly to increase production capacity.
To help manufacturers achieve high levels of safety in production plants, the piCOMPACT10 vacuum ejectors use compressed air at lower pressure while still offering the same level of performance. This is ideal for handling products in the electronics industry where ejectors that work at low feed pressure are required and safety regulations are becoming stricter.
“Vacuum ejectors today are essential components for an uncounted number of general manufacturing and automation applications across a wide range of industries, with hundreds of specific product requirements. Across the board, manufacturers are seeking improved performance together with reduced total cost of ownership while always considering their impact on the environment,” said Häla Washbrook, Vice President Marketing and Communication, Piab. “Energy consumption is a key consideration for manufacturers when looking to reduce costs of a complete vacuum system. Working at low pressures with efficient COAX® technology, the piCOMPACT10 range increases productivity for small product handling applications, saving money and reducing a manufacturers’ carbon footprint.”
The piCOMPACT10 vacuum ejectors are available in four versions to fit with a variety of systems, including those that require very low feed pressure or extra deep vacuum levels. In addition, the compact ejectors can be easily integrated into existing production lines with no modifications required, and can be quickly configured to meet individual manufacturing needs.
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.
For more information, contact:
In Europe: Häla Washbrook, Vice President Marketing and Communication; Tel: +46 (0) 8 630 25 74
In North America: Ed McGovern, Vice President Sales & Business Development, North America; Tel: +1 (781) 337 7309