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Piab revolutionizes vacuum system configuration with OVM Pro 3D tool

Piab revolutionizes vacuum system configuration with OVM Pro 3D tool

Piab has launched its highly anticipated OVM Pro 3D, a cutting-edge on-line tool designed to transform the way vacuum systems are configured, simulated and optimized.


New BXP ESD cups move batteries to safer ground

BXP ESD is a new series of modular suction cups, developed to protect sensitive components in batteries, fuel cells and electronics from electrostatic discharge during handling.


piSAFE® - now even safer

As piSAFE® is now upgraded the safety focus remains, however with versatility and sustainability as new companions. 


piCOBOT® Electric breaks the barriers of cobot arm movement

Fully electric, slim design and absence of air-tubing and cabling. The new piCOBOT® Electric heads towards another success for Piab's piCOBOT® program.


Industry 4.0 ready? Don’t forget about your manual sub-flows

Industry 4.0 has been on the agenda for quite some time now, but its realization is a far away from what fills our daily news feeds.


New BXP 45mm suction cup accompanied by 65 and 90 mm versions

Our recent 45 mm cup for the BXP segment is now accompanied by 65 and 90 mm versions.


New piCOBOT® plug & play configuration for FANUC CRX cobots

We now offer piCOBOT® and piCOBOT®L in completely FANUC CRX adapted versions. Plug & Play in every aspect.


piCOMPACT®23 SMART now available with IO-link Class B

Piab extends the piCOMPACT23 SMART program with IO-link Class B equipped with separate power domains between actuator power and the sensor power.

Piab's widely acclaimed BXP cups, most often used to pick objects with particularly porous surfaces, will now be complemented with a 45 mm version.

Acclaimed BXP cups see new family member and configurator premiere

Our widely acclaimed BXP cups, most often used to pick objects with particularly porous surfaces, will now be complemented with a 45 mm version.

Piab strengthens its grip on palletizing with the LBG-50

Piab strengthens its grip on palletizing with the LBG-50

Piab strengthens its grip on the palletizing solutions market with a pre-engineered lightweight bag gripper, the LBG-50.

A selection of AVAC products now sold under the Piab brand

A selection of AVAC products now sold under the Piab brand

In August last year Piab acquired AVAC Vakuum Teknik AB, a well-reputed Swedish vacuum specialist with a solid product portfolio. A selection of the AVAC assortment is now included in the Piab range.


Safe palletising of wet vehicle batteries with Piab DURAFLEX® Friction Cups

Piab's DURAFLEX® Friction Cups, plays a major part in Gruppo Esea's pick-and-place system for a leading automotive battery manufacturer.


Kenos® foam grippers to support high-speed handling of paint drums

Using Kenos® KVG120 foam grippers by Piab, Dromont Group designed a successful pick-and-place system for a paint production line at a major UK chemical company.


From Ground to 20 Meters up: Piab’s Automated System Conveys Corn Seed Coating Powder up to Fourth Floor

Bayer Hungaria Kft. enjoys the benefits of Piab’s automated solution for their corn seed coating powder transportation. The implementation of Piab's piFLOW®f conveyors completely reduced the need for manual handling.  

Piab vacuum foam gripper Kenos® KVGL has improved the operating cycle of end-of-line robots by 35% for Spanish company Steelgran Componentes S.A.

Piab carton palletizing solution improved Steelgran’s productivity by 35%

Piab vacuum foam gripper Kenos® KVGL has improved the operating cycle of end-of-line robots by 35% for Spanish company Steelgran Componentes S.A.

Berith and Sverker Paulson, owners of Weba Kemi, with their C2 vacuum conveyor from Piab

Four decades and still running – a story of conveyors that last

To celebrate the 70-year anniversary of Piab, the Vacuum Conveying Division launched a competition to find the oldest, still running Piab vacuum conveyor out there. And it was found...

Piab's Kenos® KVGL gripper

Increasing palletizing cycles in a food application.

MAXPRO achieved great advantages in bag handling with Piab's Kenos® KVGL gripper...


Piab Group acquires IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Piab Group has entered into an agreement to acquire IB Verfahrens- und Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG. IB develops and builds customer-specific, turnkey systems for filling, emptying, metering, and conveying bulk materials...


Piab Group acquires COVAL

Piab Group has acquired COVAL, a major global player in vacuum automation components and systems...


Four useful additions to Piab’s Automotive suction cups

Four new suction cups extend the PAF (Piab Automotive Flat) and PAB (Piab Automotive Bellow) families with two new sizes each - Ø100mm and Ø125mm. 

Piab Kenos® KVG gripper

Increased productivity in the packaging and palletising of boxes.

Using Piab's KVG and KVGL series of Kenos® grippers, Eklego designed and manufactured a state-of-the-art end-of-line system...


Piab piGRIP® Foam Lip - FLIW handles objects with irregular or unstructured surfaces

FLIW (Foam Lip Wide) is our latest contribution to the piGRIP® series. Fully configurable with a multitude of combinations, makes it a perfect fit for any picking application...


Piab’s new egg suction cup ECX36 increases productivity in egg handling

A stable though gentle suction cup for egg handling processes enabling high speed applications. Test them now!


A gentle grip on any fruit from avocado to zucchini with Piab’s new fruit suction cup FCX50

The FCX50 suction cup picks any fruit independently of shape or texture even off-axis thanks to its multiple lips and flexible bellows...


Selected Joulin grippers now sold under the Kenos® brand

Piab has integrated three of Joulin's gripper ranges into its Kenos® portfolio, while the solutions for the heavy duty industries continue to be marketed under the Joulin brand...


Introducing piCOMPACT®10X SMART, Piab adds functionality to a small footprint ejector

A compact, efficient, and intelligent ejector that enables you to take the next step in...


Palletizing in rugged and dusty environments made easy with the new Kenos®Safe&Light

With a payload of up to 59 kilograms, depending on the selected gripper size, the KSL is ideal for cardboard handling in warehouse and e-commerce applications...


Mini but mighty – the new Kenos®MiniGrip offers a stable and rigid hold even on rough surfaces

The Kenos®KMG is a vacuum foam gripper that can be adapted to tight clearance applications in an EOAT similar to a suction cup...


Adapt the new versatile Kenos®FlexiGrip to perfectly match your application requirements

The new Kenos®KFG vacuum foam gripper offers many advantages in mass production of products with uneven, rough, structured or textured surfaces...


Piab’s #1 item picker family is now extended with the smaller cup size of 25 mm and additional features

Discover Piab’s #1 item picker: MX multi-purpose suction cups offer extreme gripping capabilities on any surface from bag to box – ideal for e-commerce...


Automatic box palletising in the food industry

BX suction cups made of double-strength Duraflex® in combination with Piab's COAX® vacuum generation technology have enabled Tradicional Panadera to palletise different carton formats with a single gripper.


Lifting more with less with Piab’s new piCOBOT®L vacuum pump unit

With its lifting capability of up to 16kgs, the piCOBOT®L is particularly attractive for...


The complex road to simplicity

Our R&D department has been working with solutions for Industry 4.0. since 2017; I joined the team in 2020. It might sound controversial, but...


Improve automation acceptance by conveying bulk solids with Piab’s new product series

Vacuum conveying solutions for powders, granules, and small particles must be easy to adapt, efficient, and sustainable. Piab continues to evolve manufacturing workplaces with...


Flexible and efficient handling of raw wood runners in a strapping system

Using Piab's Kenos® KVG grippers, Officina Meccanica Sestese SpA designed and manufactured an end-of-line packaging machine installed at a leading company in Southeast Europe, a manufacturer of components for the furniture industry.


Coffee delight thanks to Piab's vacuum conveyor at Minges Coffee Roasters

The coffee capsules and pods from Minges Coffee Roasters have been filled uncomplicatedly thanks to Piab's piFLOW®f...


Increased productivity in forming boxes in a veterinary application

Using Piab's B52XP suction cups and piCOMPACT23 SMART pump, Cob-Solution designed and built a system to handle the picking and opening of cardboard boxes at Rao Farmaceutici, Sicilian veterinary pharmacy that is investing in e-commerce and selling throughout all Europe.


Piab Group acquires AVAC Vakuumteknik

Piab Group has entered into an agreement to acquire AVAC Vakuumteknik AB, a vacuum automation specialist company...


The dream team: The Wyzo sidebot combined with Piab's extremely lightweight Mini Cobot gripper (MCG)

With a maximum payload of one kilogram for the Wyzo sidebot, the weight of the gripper is critical. Therefor Piab's featherweight Mini Cobot gripper (MCG) at 270 gr, fits perfectly.


The Mini Cobot Gripper (MCG) from Piab – small is powerful!

Weighing just 270 grams, the MCG is probably the lightest cobot gripper in the world. It lifts parts up to...


Piab’s new Cobot Palletizing Tool (CPT) helps to get more pallets out per day

The CPT is a smart and compact cobot gripper. Its multi-zone gripper surface picks several boxes...


Piab extends it line of suction cup accessories

With three new attachment options Piab is offering further EOAT design possibilities for optimal handling system solutions construction...


Piab launches the P suction cups series with profiled rubber strips

Piab has developed a specific set of suction cups for rough textured surfaces...


Piab adds new sizes to its Bellows Polyurethane suction cup family: B150P and B200P

With their short bellows, these Bellow Polyurethane (BP) suction cups are ideally suited to handle objects of...


Flimsy bags can now be picked and handled more easily with a safe grip

Bags become more thinner and flimsier and need to be treated carefully. Thanks to the...


Piab Group acquires Joulin to become the world leading automation company

Piab Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Joulin, a global leader of vacuum gripping solutions. Joulin has a total sales ...


Reinventing intralogistics

A unique, intelligent, solution that automates the intralogistics and material handling from inbound to the finished, delivered kitted items at the individual production lines has been created...


Easy separation of samples with vacuum technology from Piab

Sample separation is a regular task in chemical laboratories to conduct further research. Piab’s Lab Vac vacuum pumps ensure...


Quick to market with new canned products thanks to efficient palletizing solutions from Piab

With Piab‘s Kenos® area gripper, the duration of the palletizing process of food and beverage cans is significantly...


Automatic handling of packaged biscuits with Piab’s vacuum technology

Using Piab's suction cups and vacuum pumps, Tecno Pack SpA has designed and built grippers...


Choosing the right cobot gripper for cosmetics handling

For the cosmetics industry, placing products into packages is a particular challenge. Today this task is often fulfilled by an armada of workers, but with...


The dm distribution center relies on Piab suction cups

dm is currently the largest drugstore in Europe. At their distribution center a large part of the pallets is depalletized with...


With piSOFTGRIP® 100-4, Piab is launching the largest gripper of this series

Piab is proud to introduce the new and largest soft gripper developed especially with Food industry...


A partnership between Höganäs and Piab is set to make Additive Manufacturing more sustainable and efficient

Höganäs and Piab have formed a partnership to leverage their respective areas of expertise with the goal of advancing...


Elevating the learning experience

To better facilitate a high-performing learning environment for our customers and partners, we at Piab is now launching...


Safe automatic handling of glass sheets with Piab’s vacuum technology

Forvet SpA has created end-of-arm tools that allow handling glass sheets of different sizes...


Piab introduces piFLOW®am

The piFLOW®am is a small vacuum conveyor designed based on requirements from OEMs within the Additive...


Ergonomic hazards in the Food industry and how to eliminate them

The food production line is a hazardous one. Therefore, it is extremely important to avoid...


Now available – the gripper for automated handling of six-packs

With Piab’s new gripper, six-packs with cardboard wrapping can be handled automatically, gently and...


Respiratory hazards in the Food industry and how to eliminate them

With allergies, asthma, and other conditions becoming more frequent, processors need to implement changes...


With Piab’s area gripper, the handling of furniture parts is child's play

The machine builder GO GmbH were looking for an “all-in-one” gripper solution that can be used to stack both loose and packaged furniture parts on and off pallets, as well as the pallets themselves. The solution was...


Delivering clean sugar with Piab’s piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor

To improve product quality and prevent losses India’s leading manufacturer M. B. Sugar trusts...


At Nipro the piCOMPACT® provides the vacuum performance needed in production of pharma packaging made of glass

With 32,500 cycles per day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, this application is one of those with the highest number of...


JAM Automation moves 250kg heavy profiles with Piab’s Kenos® grippers

To automaticaly remove extruded aluminium profiles from cassettes in high-bay warehouses, JAM Automation created...


Automating powder handling in Additive Manufacturing

Automating metal powder handling is key to establish the Additive Manufacturing technology as a standard process. Piab’s vacuum conveying powder...


Automatic handling of porcelain stoneware slabs and related sub-formats

Thanks to Piab's Kenos® KVG area vacuum gripper, an extreme variability of sizes and surfaces can be managed, using just a single gripper. This allowed...


Piab extends the Kenos® Sack Gripper program

The highly reliable Kenos® KSG gripper is now extended with a new smaller size, sealing ring and can now also be configured with...


Kenos® Reverse valves program is extended

The KRV reverse valve controls the air flow and is typically used in external vacuum generator systems. Robust and reliable, KRV valves are offered in models for...


High flexibility and safe gripping in a cosmetic application with Piab's cobot gripper

Effedi Automation chose the piCOBOT® gripper, COAX® vacuum technology and BX suction cups by Piab to handle the palletizing operations of a...

Electrical vehicle batteries

Getting a grip on battery cell handling with Piab’s vacuum technology

From electrode stacking between Z-fold separators, pouch cell and gap filter to heatshield handling in...


Piab extends the VGS™ product range with VGS™4005

The VGS™4005 is geared to cater for mid-range applications where less vacuum depth is needed. The vacuum gripper ejectors are robust, easy to use and designed to...


Industrial Bakery Austerschmidt in Germany automates handling of seeds with Piab’s vacuum conveyors

Employee relief and careful use of resources prompted the industrial bakery Austerschmidt in Germany to switch the handling of seeds from a manual to an automated process. In piFLOW®f vacuum conveyors, they found the critical tools.


With Piab's gripper, Best Handling Technology improves the ergonomics of its customer at 32 workstations

Healthy, satisfied employees, increased efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability - regardless of the industry, the reasons are always the same that give cause to a higher degree of automation in handling tasks. German Best Handling Technology was able to achieve all of this for its customer, a leading logistics service provider, with a suction cup equipped Kenos® area gripper.


DCL realizes flexible automation solution with Piab’s piCOBOT® vacuum gripper on an UR 10e robot

Looking for a flexible, easy to integrate, plug-and-play solution to handle picking and packing of items into boxes in their fulfilment center DCL Logistics based in Fremont, CA, resorted to an UR 10e robot combined with Piab’s piCOBOT® vacuum gripper.


Conveying made easy with Piab’s piFLOW®p SMART Conveying Cycle Optimizer (CCO)

Wouldn’t conveying more material at the same time, with less requirements on operator skills and saving on energy costs sound great? If so, check out Piab’s newest edition to its premium conveyor series.


Piab launches the Vacuplus ejector series for low to mid-range applications

As a part of our ambition to expand our global portfolio, we at Piab are thrilled to present the launch of our Vacuplus ejectors, geared to cater for low to mid-range applications that cannot compromise on ejector performance.


Piab expands its new series of automotive suction cups with the addition of three new sub-families

Piab is proud to introduce a new series of automotive suction cups which address the applications within body shop and part assembly as well as low/medium speed press lines. These new cups add to a now complete program, all in all 22 new cups.


Automatic handling of boxes and interlayers for the production of security cards

With a single gripper consisting of four B75 silicon suction cups by Piab, Robotecnik designed and manufactured a palletising robot to handle efficiently the end-of-line operations of Banca d'Italia.


Absolute precision in the handling of thermoforms, with sealing rings, and their transport supports

System integrator Umbra Control chose Piab's Kenos® KCS gripper, in a special version with four suction cups, to accurately and efficiently handle Meccanotecnica Umbra's end-of-line pick and place operations for the production of seals for the automotive industry.


Safe conveying of instant milk granules with Piab’s piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor

Polmlek Raciaz, a Polish producer of various milk-based products faced a problem of breaking granules during the transfer of instant milk within its process. In Piab’s piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor they found the solution they were searching for. Equipped with an ejector with a high vacuum flow, they were able to adjust the speed to maintain the granules as planned.


piSAFE® launch - Full program now available

Piab's piSAFE® program is now supplemented with piSAFE® Vacuum Safety Valve and piSAFE® Vacuum Safety Valve Mini for centralized systems which marks the completion of the piSAFE® program.


Automated palletizing of sweet tea and juice from a cold room

While palletizing cartons is a regular automation application, doing so from a cold room that is regularly hosed with water to stay clean is a specific challenge. Motion Controls Robotics overcame these by using vacuum technology from Piab supplied by Neff Group Distributors.


Handling cheese blocks right with Piab’s vacuum technology

Packaging cheese blocks vacuum-wrapped in film represents a major challenge for process automation. With the help of Piab’s piGRIP® configurable suction cups and high-performance vacuum ejectors, the machine and plant manufacturer TGW Robotics GmbH has developed a gripper that ensures a stable process.


A great internal motivation driver

The X-Factor Interviews – Introducing the people behind the development of the MX Cup! Nicklas Holmgren – Content Creation Manager, Marketing Department – 5 years with Piab.


Tradichem uses Piab’s vacuum conveyor to miniaturize active pharma ingredients

Size matters – particularly in competitive markets such as pharma and nutraceuticals due to its direct result on costs. Tradichems patented Hipering® process begins right at the start of the process chain by miniaturizing the ingredients. Thanks to Piab’s piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor their patented process is continuously fed thus maintaining the required pressure level.


We do not copy others, we lead

The X-Factor Interviews – Introducing the people behind the development of the MX Cup! Lennart Ryberg – Global Product Manager, Vacuum Automation Division – 2.5 years with Piab


Mapping the gaps of customer needs

The X-Factor Interviews – Introducing the people behind the development of the MX Cup! Johnny Skagersjö – Senior Application Engineer in Automation div. and part of the System Engineering & Research team, with Piab since 2004


“Lagom” – not the best for something but just right for anything

The X-Factor Series – Introducing the people behind the development of the MX Suction Cup! Gustaf Wigren – Director Product Technology, Conceptual System Design, Research & Development (R&D), Automation Division – 13 years with Piab


Kora uses Piabs piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor for the efficient filling of superfoods

Fast and easy product changes, compliance with food and pharmaceutical standards, and high energy efficiency for sustainable resource conservation. For Kora the Piab vacuum conveyors are the perfect link between the process steps. Because they meet just these criteria.


The thinner the lip the better the grip

The X-Factor Series – Introducing the people behind the development of the MX Suction Cup Jonas Herrström – Senior Design Engineer, Conceptual System Design, Research & Development, Automation Division – 8 years with Piab


Piab conveys micro-additives for pet and farm animal food in Conberg solution

While micro-additives are an important part in today’s pet and farm animal food, their strongly varying amount per recipe poses a challenge in automating the transfer from dosage stations to the mixer. System integrator Conberg in Poland developed a suitable solution based on Piab’s piFLOW®f vacuum conveyor.


robominds calls Piab's new MX suction cup the "Super Cup"

According to robominds, the latest vacuum technology product from Piab has earned this nickname because it simply lifts anything - regardless of the material, geometry, or surface structure. And so, the all-rounder is exactly the suction cup that robominds has been missing for its picking solutions for eCommerce customers and manufacturers of complex products.


Piab is proud to announce the launch of the new piSAFE® program

Piab’s new piSAFE® program enables new benefits in applications where safety, flexibility, speed and performance are key.


New size to Bellows Flat Friction Suction Cup Family: BFFT80P-2

Piab expands its line of bellows flat friction suction cups to include a cup measuring 80 mm in diameter.


Automatic handling of cheese slice pouches of different formats at high process speeds

With the use of piGRIP® suction cups, certified for food contact, and COAX® vacuum generators, both Piab's products, CAMA Group has created a cutting-edge packaging system that allows to handle 280 pouches of cheese slices per minute.


The #1 item picker: Piab is proud to introduce the new MX suction cup family

The #1 Item picker. The MX suction cup family is exceptional for picking various objects primarily for the Logistics, Warehousing, E-commerce, and Re-cycling industries.


Automatic handling of pasta packs

With the use of a single Kenos® KVGL vacuum gripper by Piab, Selematic has created a state-of-the-art automatic packaging system, achieving a significant cost reduction and an important productivity increase when handling different formats and various layers of pasta.


Piab is evolving – A brand new customer-centric website launches today

With more than 650,000 users each year, Piab decided to up the ante on both the visual identity and the user experience of the new website. Through countless interviews, Piab created an even more customer-centric website which focuses on existing customers as well as exploring users.


Automated powder handling with Piab’s vacuum conveyors ensures social distancing

The second wave of Covid 19 furhter demands adhering to social distancing rules. Automating material handling with vacuum conveying can play a major role in reducing contacts between employees.


Evolving the beta website – Improvements release #4-2021

Thanks for your valuable feedback on the new website since we launched it beginning of December!


Evolving the beta website – Improvements release #3-2021

Thanks for your valuable feedback on the new website since we launched it beginning of December! The improvements release #3-2021 includes...


Evolving the beta website – Improvements release #2-2021

Thanks for your valuable feedback on the new website since we launched it beginning of December! The improvements release #2-2021 includes...


Evolving the beta website – Improvements release #1-2021

Thanks for your valuable feedback on the new website since we launched it beginning of December! The improvements release #1-2021 includes...


Piab is proud to introduce the piSOFTGRIP® 50-2c

Piab once again extends the pi-SOFTGRIP® family with a new pinch gripper developed for the automation of the food/chocolate industry.


Piab enhances the piGRIP® bag lips (BGI): especially made for lifting sturdy and thin/delicate plastic bags

The BGI-Lip is great for picking both sturdy plastic bags and stand-up pouches filled with dry or wet food/substances. The BGI-2 lip, also gives excellent capabilities in picking thin/delicate plastic bags.


Piab adds COMPACT10E® to the compact pump program

The Piab compact pump program is now expanded with a new alternative, COMPACT10E®, to complement the smaller size 10mm pump program.


Piab produces a new series of automotive suction cups

Piab is proud to introduce a new series of automotive suction cups which address the applications in the Body and Part assembly as well as in low/medium speed press lines.


Piab introduces vacuum conveyor offer for the Additive Manufacturing industry

With extensive experience in material handling within the Pharmaceutical, Food and Chemicals industries, Piab is now extending its offer to the Additive Manufacturing industry.


Piab extends the piSOFTGRIP® program with the piSOFTGRIP® 30-3

Piab is proud to introduce a new smaller size of the soft gripping tool piSOFTGRIP®, developed especially for the food/chocolate industry.


ECU-15S piFLOW®p Smart

Piab continues the software development of the piFLOW®p SMART software platform, which focuses on ease of use and improved/added functionality


ECU-15- piFLOW® Electrical controller

The new software platform both for ECU-15 and ECU-15S can easily be upgraded with new software releases, adding new functionality in the future.


Automated veneer handling - sheet by sheet

With the help of Piab’s Kenos KVG area gripper, Heinrich Kuper GmbH carries out veneer sorting systems. The biggest challenge was to pick up split and perforated sheets one by one with a vacuum gripping system. Piab’s innovative and fine tuneable vacuum technology makes such sensitive handling possible.


Piab adds new size to Bellows Flat Friction Cup Family

Further broadening its already extensive application range, Piab expands its line of bellows flat friction cups to include a cup measuring 60 mm in diameter.


Help for strawberry shortcake lovers

With Piab's combination of conveying, gripping and lifting tools, strawberry shortcakes can be baked quickly and safely packed for transport.


piCOBOT® is available with a plug and play configuration for the Fanuc CR4/CR7 robots

Through the user-friendly online configuration tool, Piab’s customers can now make the choice to have the piCOBOT® specified to the Fanuc robots CR4 & CR7.


Piab adds three new sizes to Rectangular Bellows family

Piab extends its program of Rectangular Bellows cups with two new cups featuring an extra bellow: the RBL20x45, RBL30x55, and a complete new “square” cup the RBL60x60.


Kenos® KVG60 gripper system now available to configure with Piab suction cups

With Piab’s new configurator tool, it is easy to design a KVG60 gripper system equipped with vacuum generation as well as Piab’s suction cups and flow control valves.


Visors protecting people against COVID-19 from Somtech are now handled with Piab components

The fast delivery of gripping components from Piab allows Somtech to produce 56,000 visors a week with immediate effect.


Piab’s Chip ejector eases breathing for COVID-19 patients

A large medtech manufacturer has increased its production of bronchial secretion aspirators. Piab has followed suit and can thus deliver its Chip ejector in large quantities at short notice.


Three new bag gripping products ready for robots

Piab offers a wide range of End Of Arm Tooling (EOAT) for industrial robotic palletizing and de-palletizing operations, which are now on our website.


Introducing the piFLOW®i/f 28L vacuum conveyor

Piab is extending the piFLOW®i/f family range with a new vacuum conveyor that allows for larger batch volume.


Introducing the mid-range piFLOW®fc vacuum conveyor

Chocolates, cookies, crisps and coffee but also certain chemicals – the piFLOW®fc vacuum conveyor handles all.


Piab awarded ”Employer of the Year”!

We are incredibly proud to be awarded one of the Employers of the Year within the Construction and Manufacturing industries.


With Piab’s bag grippers, Sapho increases its pace

With Piab's hybrid bag gripper, Sapho was able to significantly increase their cycle times in order to be optimally prepared for the winter business for road salt.

Palletizing of bags with road salt

Piab’s hybrid bag gripper increased productivity by 33%

Sapho can now palletize 9 bags per minute instead of 6 with the old system and the process runs smoothly without damaging the road salt bags.


Digitizing vacuum generation enables predictive maintenance of robotic handling systems

Piab has upgraded its flagship product – the piCOMPACT® vacuum ejector series – to support Industry 4.0 functionality.


Piab Group acquires TAWI Group

Piab Group has entered into an agreement to acquire TAWI Group, a leading manufacturer of smart lifting solutions with global reach.


New blog post: A gripping story

All stories have a beginning. The story of piSOFTGRIP® started with passion.


Safe powder handling for additive manufacturing

Easily deliver production powder to the additive manufacturing (3D printing) system without any particulate matter pollution for the employees with Piab's piFLOW®p SMART.


It’s down to collaboration

Cobots enable greater collaboration between humans and machines. In order to do so, cobots need cleverly designed end-of-arm tools (EOATs).


Piab Group has through Piab AB signed an agreement to acquire the business of PIVAC Syd AB

Pivac Syd AB is one of Piab’s current distributors of innovative vacuum solutions in Sweden.


Making piCOBOT® even more collaborative

Piab’s clever end-of-arm (EOAT) vacuum tool piCOBOT® extends its reach into the cobot market - now configurable for any cobot.


Piab Group has through Piab AB signed an agreement to acquire the businesses of Belker Vakuumteknik AB and PI-VAC AB

Belker Vakuumteknik AB and PI-VAC AB are two of Piab’s most important and long serving distributors in Sweden.


Is it safe or even possible to transport dry materials in high heels?

Safety should always come first when you work in manufacturing. Does that mean that you should stay away from manufacturing industries if you love wearing high heels?


Piab’s vacuum conveying Changeover Champion

Machine learning in the new, unique piFLOW®p SMART takes vacuum conveying to a new level.


Advanced EOAT solutions for the plastics industry

Piab’s vacuum grippers are specially designed for handling plastic parts out of a mould.


Piab adds new 65 mm size to bellows suction cup line

Further broadening its already extensive application range, Piab extends its line of bellows suction cups to include cups measuring 65 mm in diameter.


Unique vacuum-based soft gripper for handling sensitive and delicate objects

Piab is stepping up automation in the food industry, introducing a new vacuum-driven soft gripper.


The Changeover Champion

Change conveyed material in 10 minutes instead of 1 hour. piFLOW®p SMART offers six times faster changeover.


Piab adds new 90 mm size to bellows suction cup configurator

Further broadening its already extensive application range, Piab extends its line of bellows suction cups to include cups measuring 90 mm in diameter.


Clas Gunneberg new CEO of Piab

The Board of Piab are pleased to announce that Clas Gunneberg will join as CEO at the latest by November, 2019.


Do you really need to be ready for Industry 4.0 or not?

Ready or not - we have come up with a solution that works for everyone.


Heavy-duty bag gripper for palletizing

Piab introduces the first-generation end-of-arm tools in 25 and 50kg payloads for palletizing a wide variety of products.


Piab adds new sizes to bellows suction cup line

Extra sizes, more functions in additional fittings, and the entire bellows suction cup line included in the online configurator.


Piab is stepping up automation in the food industry, introducing a new vacuum-driven soft gripper

Cost effective solution for handling sensitive and difficult objects.


It’s SMART to be safe with Piab’s next-gen

Piab’s piCOMPACT®23 SMART vacuum ejector includes optocouplers to ensure extra safe operation.


Piab awarded recognition as one of Sweden’s Best Managed Companies

Piab has received the 2019 Sweden’s Best Managed Companies recognition, sponsored by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq.


Another product family for the automotive industry

Piab maximizes productivity in the automotive industry with flexible suction cup mount.


One plus one makes three!

Two years after acquiring Kenos®, Piab develops the perfect small business all-rounder – Kenos® KCS.


Yet another contribution to Industry 4.0

It is fascinating when you realize that you have developed the right product and the right functionality for the market and customer, even before all of the interest around Industry 4.0 came to light.

Kenos® vacuum gripper

Piab’s Kenos® foam gripper head provides sweet success

The palletizing efficiency is doubled since the single Kenos® gripper picks multiple boxes of different sizes and weights.

piFLOW®t with piGENTLE®

Future proof conveying system for handling different types of tablets in a gentle but efficient way

We observed during the tests that piFLOW®t with piGENTLE® gave outstanding results.

Press shop

Friction cups increase production by 33%

The Piab DCF friction cups released the parts much faster as compared to the competitive cups allowing to increase the press speed going from 10 SPM to 13 SPM.

Reduced assembly costs thanks to a piCOMPACT® all-in-one ejector

Reduced assembly costs thanks to a piCOMPACT® all-in-one ejector

By changing over to our piCOMPACT® vacuum ejector, the customer reduced the installation effort thus saving time.


Split conveyor system proves ideal for contamination issue

With Piab's vacuum conveyor piFLOW®f the exposure to allergenic product is minimal and the cleaning process is decreased significantly.

Stamping line with Piab friction cups

Piab friction cups stamp out almost 700,000 more parts

The Piab friction cups provide a strong grip on oily surfaces and can withstand high shear forces resulting in parts no longer dropped and savings in damaged parts.

Dust-free filling

Dust-free filling thanks to the piFLOW®t vacuum conveyor with pre-separator

The customer opted for the Piab solution because we were able to achieve almost dust-free filling of the drying agent.

piFLOW®t tablet conveyor

Strong reduction of chipping tablets by using our piFLOW®t tablet conveyor with pre-separator

The tablets can now be transported more product-friendly, resulting in a considerable reduction of scrap products.

SAR robot with piCOMPACT®10X

SAR – A robot integrator saves 50% of air costs

The customer could use the robot to its full potential and still save 50% on air. Also, the installation time was extremely fast.

Vacuum conveyor piFLOW®f

Sugar sieving output increased by 30% in the Confectionary/Candy segment

The process is now automated and due to less downtime for cleaning, the customer achieves a capacity increase of 30%.

Split unit vacuum conveyor

Piab vacuum conveyor solves contamination issue

The split design of the Piab vacuum conveyor fulfilled the customer’s need of isolating the filter from the product receiver.

piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor

Safety first for chemical company using Piab vacuum conveyors

Piab’s dust-tight design reduced product loss to atmosphere providing for a cleaner, safer work environment and less product waste.

Suction cup RB20x40P

70% improvement of the robot's production

With the rectangular suction cup RB20x40P and COAX® technology, they improved their productivity by 70% as they dramatically decreased the number of dropped products.

Value Line® suction cups lifting a box

A global OEM in the packaging industry

The OEM achieved their goal of reducing costs with this machine while still meeting their productivity goal. The end-customer saw an increase in productivity with a reduction in the accident rate and ergonomic problems.


Producing detergent powder and tabs faster with Piab’s piFLOW®p SMART

Chemical companies, such as detergent manufacturers, benefit from quick product changes. With Piab’s Industry 4.0-capable vacuum conveyor piFLOW®p SMART, the product changes of active ingredients and fillers for the detergent powders and tabs of different brands of a company can be carried out up to six times faster than with conventional conveyors.


Switch faster from painkillers to antibiotics with piFLOW®p SMART

Pharmaceutical companies benefit from quick product changes. With the self-optimizing conveyor system the changeover of tablets can be done up to...

Grippers for injection molding removal for later backlit emblems (here using the Piab logo as an example) must be carefully designed so that the visible surface can shine in full glory after galvanization.

The art of clean separation with Piab's robotic gripping products

Piab’s robotic gripping products separate sprue bars and flaps from emblems that will later be backlit in such a way that none of them remain visible. In order to underline the high quality of certain types of automobiles, backlit emblems are increasingly being used to differentiate products and emphasize brand value.

standard clamp tool

pre-engineered robotic carton clamp tool ready to be used out of the box

Piab's standard clamp tool is designed to increase your efficiency and decrease production time. It is pre-engineered and is simple to set up with allows for multiple configurations and accessories.

Kenos KVG grippers to improve productivity in metal sheet handling

Kenos KVG grippers to improve productivity in metal sheet handling

By using Piab's Kenos® KVG grippers, Automation Technology produced an advanced line for galvanized sheets, optimizing cycle times as well as operator safety.


From large to small – bag handling made smart and easy

Piab’s broad portfolio of lifting and moving solutions ensures that powders and granules provided or packaged in bags can be handled automatically. With piSMART® options included direct measuring, documenting and controlling is possible no matter which size or weight the bag is.


Vacuum handling optimizes processes in the food industry

Piab has developed moving and gripping solutions for the food industry from ingredient handling to packaging and palletizing. Vacuum handling technology can in many ways help to optimize processes along the food industry value chain. Be it by increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption, or improving process reliability.


The art of automated carton erection

Nearly every product is packed in cartons at one step. As these are delivered flat to production lines, erecting them for filling is an important step in the packaging process. Increasingly more flexibility is demanded allowing handling of different box sizes driven by the trend for mass customization. Vacuum handling with Piab’s carton and paper specific suction cups, finely adaptable vacuum ejectors, and valve technology provide efficient, sustainable solutions with little maintenance requirements.


Petfood manufacturers profit from fast product changes with piFLOW®p SMART

Petfood companies benefit from quick product changes. With Piab’s Industry 4.0-capable vacuum conveyor piFLOW®p SMART, the product changes of ingredients for pet food for different animals and brands of a company can be carried out up to six times faster than with conventional conveyors.


Piab and robominds develop the perfect bin picking system

In e-commerce as well as in intralogistics, so-called bin picking plays an outstanding role in process automation. To simplify the compilation of the components and to enable a smooth process, robominds offers a pre-configured system bundle consisting of software, camera system and gripper unit. The latter comes from Piab. Because Piab’s featherweight - the Mini Cobot gripper (MCG) - is particularly ideal for bin picking.

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Piab and Kenos tools enable safe street lighting manufacture

Italian system integrator MVQuadro used Kenos® FlexiGrip KFG grippers and an array of suction cups from Piab to successfully assist a manufacturer of street lights.

mx suction cups

Pre-launch of the All-In-One MX suction cup family, 3 out of 5 sizes available December 1st

The MX suction Cup is made primarily for the Logistics, Warehousing, E-commerce and Recycling industries, however, it’s multipurpose design could be used anywhere.


Handling sensitive pharmaceutical materials with vacuum

Pharma materials are sensitive in many ways requiring careful handling. In tablet production avoiding contamination of the product, leakage into the environment as well as exposure of employees to pathogens are mandatory. Operating in a closed system vacuum conveying technology meets these requirements and has become an indispensable part in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Selecting the right system requires consideration of numerous specific features.


Vacuum handling optimizes processes in the dairy industry

From ingredient handling to packaging of yoghurts to heavy blocks of cheese – vacuum handling technology can in many ways help to optimize processes along the dairy industry value chain. Be it by increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption, or improving process reliability.

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