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Piab to Launch New Suction Cup at PACK EXPO 2010
PIAB USA, Inc. Posted 08/31/2010
Piab to feature technologies to boost energy efficiency and productivity at PACK EXPO International 2010
Hingham, MA, USA – At PACK EXPO International 2010, Piab will launch its new suction cup designed to improve the operational flexibility, speed and energy efficiency of packaging lines. Based on Piab’s advanced vacuum technology, the suction cup can be tailored to handle a variety of products and fit with a number of packaging machines, including robotic arms, rotary cartoners, labelling machines and carton erectors, whereas traditional grippers can only be used for a limited number of applications. It also features superior suction grip and recycled materials to promote sustainability. The new suction cup will be on display at Piab’s booth (N-4620) at PACK EXPO International, October 31-November 3 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, USA.
To further support manufacturers in their focus on energy efficiency and productivity, Piab will also showcase its new piINLINE™ range of inline vacuum ejectors at PACK EXPO International. Based on COAX® technology, the piINLINE range offers good vacuum flow and enables reliable gripping, lifting and moving of objects for reduced line downtime. piINLINE solutions are more eco-friendly than single-stage ejectors, with the smallest model using 50 percent less energy on average than comparable products.
"With our expanded range of cost-effective vacuum technologies, Piab is able to provide manufacturers with a number of solutions to streamline production, enhance automation and increase sustainability efforts," said Ed McGovern, Vice President, Sales and Business Development North America, Piab.
Additional solutions in Piab’s portfolio of advanced vacuum technologies on display at PACK EXPO International include its vacuum conveying systems for powder and bulk materials that offer increased efficiency and productivity, as well as a variety of vacuum pumps and bag handling suction cups for more secure gripping, improved process reliability and decreased downtime and waste.
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.
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