Boost productivity and save energy with smart and Industry 4.0-ready vacuum technology.
Taby, Sweden – Piab is introducing piSMART® versions of its most advanced vacuum technology products for smart, productivity-boosting and energy-saving production. By gathering and analysing a variety of production data, intelligent equipment will allow processes to be automatically and digitally guided, controlled and verified – in the Industry 4.0 factories of the future.
First out is a piSMART® version of piCOMPACT®, Piab's premium all-in-one vacuum ejector series. Already available with the generic and fieldbus-independent input/output technology IO-Link, enabling a high degree of on-board intelligence, piCOMPACT® is now ready for the next level of process control supported by cloud-based "big data".
The piSMART® equipment will offer a direct link to vast online resources and to data from strategically placed sensors with internet connectivity. Other high-end vacuum ejector systems will follow piCOMPACT®'s piSMART® lead. However, Piab is planning to extend the piSMART® transformation to include also vacuum conveyors and lifting systems, enabling unprecedented levels of optimisation, efficiency and user-friendliness in such systems.
The effortless access to huge amounts of data is the basis for new, intelligent and innovative technical assistance and decentralised decision-making tools such as auto tuning, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and automatic real-time adjustments. Building on advanced equipment features already implemented by Piab, such as Automatic Level Determination (ALD), Automatic Condition Monitoring (ACM), Intelligent Blow-Off (IBO), Self-Adhesion Control (SAC) and Energy Saving (ES), these cloud-connected functions will underpin the forthcoming industrial revolution that will realise smart Industry 4.0 factories.
Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. With 430 employees and SEK 1bn in sales 2017, Piab is a global organization, serving customers in almost 70 countries from a network of subsidiaries and distributors. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab's vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.
Häla El Sheemy Washbrook, Vice President Marketing and Communications Manager
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