The BFF design is suitable for oily surfaces, uneven/curved surfaces or if level compensation is needed, for example in de-stacking applications. The flat inner support gives stability during movement in any orientation.Special designed friction cups for oily surfaces, such as sheets in metal forming processes. Thanks to the strong grip on oily surfaces, the suction cups can withstand high shear forces, typically 2–4 times more than corresponding conventional suction cups.
Auto tuning is an example of decentralised decisions that form the basis for Industry 4.0. This is an area where Piab has been busy introducing new equipment features promoting smart production.
The ability to use accurate preset settings also provides opportunity for real-time adjustments of single or multiple settings without a major reset of the entire system.
Simulations are designed to increase the efficiency of, for instance, vacuum pumps. Estimates show that a pump that is 5 to 20 percent more efficient would result in a productivity gain of up to 10 percent.
Estimates suggest it will be possible to achieve a drop of between 1 and 20 percent in the amount of unplanned and/or planned stops. This would translate into a significant productivity boost.
The adoption of IO-Link is the key, as it guarantees interoperability between different devices, regardless of the technology standard used in the overall system.
IO-Link provides a platform for integrated communication and sensors, enabling successful information transparency. Hence, making equipment available with IO-Link can be viewed as a commitment to both interoperability and information transparency.
For large vacuum systems, there are features which can help reduce the air consumption by up to 90 percent in every cycle.
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