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The wood and furniture manufacturing industries have an on-going challenge to reduce cost, improve efficiency, reduce energy-usage and improve production know-how to meet increasing demands for furniture world-wide. Piab, as a Swedish-based company, has a long tradition and much experience to work with these industries and has developed some unique vacuum solutions. Handling and clamping parts made of a natural grown material like wood using vacuum require competence and technologies which Piab can offer.

Automated pick-and-place
Automated pick-and-place

The use of specialized machines for high speed pick-and-place of small items with suction cups is very common in the electronics and consumer industries.

Destacking layers of sheet
Destacking layers of sheets

Blanks of metal (magnetic or non-magnetic), plastic, wood or cardboard are separated from a stack and fed into the line. Vacuum pumps and cups are used to “pick-up/separate” and feed.

Robot pick-and-place
Robot pick-and-place

High speed pick-and-place robots for placing small items like chocolate, cookies or other food stuff in packages.

Vacuum assembly fixture - clamping
Vacuum assembly fixture - clamping

In several industries there are clamping fixtures where suction cups are used to hold parts during assembly, forming, cutting or other machining operations.

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