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Spices
Success story: Split conveyor system proves ideal for contamination issue

4/26/2017

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

STX vacuum ejector
Piab offers improved flap-free vacuum ejector

4/20/2017

STX vacuum ejector without flaps is less sensitive to dirt and boosts release performance.

piGENTLE™ ensures gentle conveying of delicate ingredients
piGENTLE™ – a gentle touch in food conveying

3/22/2017

Adapting to individual delicacies, piGENTLE™ ensures gentle automated conveying of food.

Foam padded Kenos™ vacuum grippers handle wood
Piab’s Kenos® gripper has tight grip on wood

3/15/2017

Foam padded Kenos® vacuum grippers handle wood and timber safely and securely.

Delicate sweets
White paper: The ABC of gentle conveying

3/8/2017

Piab has put together an ABC guide with some of the most important issues to bear in mind when handling delicate sweets and food.

Interphex show
Piab exhibiting at Interphex

2/28/2017

Piab will show actual demonstrations of systems at the Interphex show. This will allow attendees to see a live demo solving challenges they face in their industry, and also to learn from solutions …

Piab Modular Automation Tooling
PMAT offers secure global grip in automation

2/28/2017

Vacuum tooling system enables smaller, lighter and less expensive automation solutions.

piFLOW®t tablet conveyor
Dedicatedly gentle conveying of delicate food

2/22/2017

Revolutionary flow control ensures a gentle touch in Piab's conveyor for fragile goods.

Automate show
Piab exhibiting at Automate show

2/17/2017

Piab will show actual demonstrations of robotic systems at the Automate show. This will allow attendees to see a live demo solving challenges they face in their industry, and also to learn from sol…

Kenos and Vaculex
New blog post: Piab is really growing…

2/9/2017

2016 was indeed a start of something new for Piab.

Chocolate powder
Reclaim is made easy with Piab’s conveyors

2/1/2017

piFLOW® vacuum conveyors offer great performance and accessories for optimal reclaim.

Conveying principle
New e-learning modules have been added

1/27/2017

Eight different modules are now available.

Stamping line with Piab friction cups
Success story: Piab friction cups stamp out almost 700,000 more parts

1/25/2017

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.

piFLOW® vacuum conveyors
Piab’s vacuum conveyors keep food FLOWing

1/11/2017

piFLOW® conveyors handle everything from bulk powders and granules to delicate tablets.

Piab logo
Piab acquires Vaculex and strengthens growth prospects

1/9/2017

Acquisition enables Piab to enter the growing vacuum lifter business. A strategic step for successfully leveraging global automation and productivity trends.

Product launches 2016
New blog post: End of 2016

12/21/2016

There are not many days left in 2016 and then we will enter 2017. It is a great opportunity to look back on what has been achieved.

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

12/7/2016

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

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

11/30/2016

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

Vacuum conveying feed points
Feed points optimize Piab vacuum conveying

11/16/2016

The weakest link in a vacuum conveyor will limit its productivity. Piab feed points will not.

Heitek Automation Open House
Heitek Automation Open House

10/31/2016

Piab's technical distributor in the Southwest is sponsoring an Open House at their facility in Phoenix, AZ December 1.

Press-to-press transfer in automotive plant
White paper: The road to state-of-the-art car production starts in the press shop

10/21/2016

Advanced air-driven vacuum technology allows automotive manufacturers to move towards smarter factories.

Automotive body shop
Automotive vacuum expert is going global

10/10/2016

Piab now offers specialized vacuum production equipment to automotive makers worldwide.

Ultra-lightweight decentralised vacuum generator piSTAMP
piSTAMP offers generic retrofit in press-shops

10/3/2016

Ultra-lightweight decentralized vacuum generator fits generic suction cup holders in tools.

Ultra-lightweight decentralised vacuum generators piINLINE®plus
piINLINE®plus for perfect press-shop vacuum

9/28/2016

Ultra-lightweight decentralized vacuum generators are compact, reliable and efficient.

Kenos vacuum gripping system
Heavy lifting made lighter with wood gripper

9/26/2016

Piab's Kenos vacuum grippers are specially designed for lifting heavy timber products.

Kenos Vacuum gripping system
Gripping tools for packaging and palletizing

9/19/2016

Piab's Kenos range of suction pad grippers are perfect for packaging and palletizing.

piCOMPACT® with IO-Link
White paper: Generic communication link signals the era of smart factories

9/16/2016

The premium all-in-one vacuum ejector, piCOMPACT®23, is now available with IO-Link.

Piab's suction cups for food applications
Picking the chocolate pralines one by one

9/13/2016

13 new food contact approved suction cups allow for flexible and hygienic direct food picking.

30 years back at Piab
New blog post: Looking in the rearview mirror – 30 years back at Piab!

9/1/2016

Marketing and Communication is my working area and thanks to the digital revolution it has undergone major changes.

Automation Inc seminar
Automation Inc Technology Fair (Minneapolis)

8/26/2016

Piab's technical distributor in Minnesota is sponsoring an Automation Technology Fair Minneapolis, MN on September 15, 2016

Vacuum pump piCLASSIC Si32-3 piSAVE optimize
Success story: RPC Tedeco Gizeh saves energy and reduces maintenance costs

8/24/2016

Annual cost saving per machine over original solution $1,600, an 83% reduction. No downtime for scheduled maintenance.

piFLOW®p and piFLOW®t vacuum conveyors
Pharma conveyors match industry standards

8/17/2016

piFLOW®p and piFLOW®t vacuum conveyors are tailor-made to meet the demands of pharma producers.

Vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 Self-Adhesion Control (SAC)
Patented puffs of air prevent self-adhesion

7/20/2016

Added control feature in vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 puts a stop to annoying, unwanted self-adhesion.

Vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 with latching valve
Latching valve will hold on in an emergency

7/13/2016

Bi-stable on/off valve offered as added extra for vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 provides extra security.

Neff Demo Expo
Neff Demo Expo

7/7/2016

Piab's technical distributor in Indianapolis is sponsoring a Demo Expo at their facility in Indianapolis on July 14.

Vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 with amplified blow-off
Amplified Blow-off boosts energy efficiency

7/6/2016

Improved and intelligent blow-off features make vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 more energy-efficient.

Piab and Kenos
Piab acquires Kenos and grips new market

7/4/2016

Acquisition enables Piab to enter the large area vacuum gripper market at full speed. A strategic step towards building the global leader in industrial automation components.

Vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23
Optional added features offer optimal vacuum

6/29/2016

Vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 is now available with a range of unique and patented added features.

Vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 with IO-Link
Smart IO-Link offers to link up smart plants

6/29/2016

Vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 is now available with the generic IO-Link for smart communication.

FPE Automation Tech Showcase
FPE Automation Tech Showcase

6/24/2016

Piab's technical distributor in the St, Louis area is sponsoring an Automation Technology Showcase at the Sheraton-Chalet in St. Louis, Missouri June 30.

Decentralized vacuum system
New blog post: Training in vacuum

6/23/2016

How does a company where knowledge is extremely important and where the products are well equipped with advanced features keep their staff up to date?

SAR Robot integrator
Success story: SAR – A robot integrator saves 50% of air costs

6/22/2016

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

Second stage filter units
Ultra-fine filters ensure enzyme-free, clean air

6/3/2016

New secondary air filter unit offers extra protection in detergent manufacturing plants

Suction cup under pressure
White paper: Suction cups enable the vacuum to grip

6/1/2016

Vacuum systems designed to lift, hold and move objects need to be fitted with suction cups.

Suction cup Value Line® VL40FC
Success story: Value Line® suction cups saves can maker $15,000

5/30/2016

The Piab suction cup lasted twice as long as the competitive version at over 1.4 million cycles. The price was also less as compared to the competitive suction pad.

Second stage filter units
Ultra-fine filters guarantee clean air in plants

5/27/2016

New secondary air filter units offer extra protection for chemical and pharma conveying.

Palletizing of a cardboard box
White paper: Designing a reliable and efficient vacuum system

5/25/2016

A vacuum system is made up of more than a vacuum pump, and its design is dependent on the application.

Tablet conveyor piFLOW®t
Tablet conveyor is ATEX Dust & Gas certified

5/20/2016

Explosion safety extended to include Piab's new dedicated tablet conveyor piFLOW®t.

 Manual handling of powder
New blog post: How can Piab improve your working environment?

5/18/2016

Piab has addressed a number of work environmental issues by providing solutions to improve the work environment. One example is vacuum conveying of products.

Handling tablets safely
Webinar on the challenge of safely handling tablets

5/17/2016

Join Piab for a webinar on the challenge of safely handling tablets.

piFLOW®p and t conveyors
piFLOW® is now ATEX Gas certified

5/13/2016

ATEX Gas certified versions of Piab's state-of-the-art vacuum conveyors specifically developed for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry are now available.

Vacuum conveyor piFLOW®f
Success story: Sugar sieving output increased by 30% in the Confectionary/Candy segment

5/12/2016

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

Stäubli Automotive Technology Days
Stäubli Automotive Technology Days

5/4/2016

Join us as Stäubli Robotics hosts Automotive Technology Days 2016 in Novi, MI. The two-day event offers a unique opportunity to explore how Stäubli and our partners are driving Automotive Supplier…

Vacuum pressure
Do you want to be well trained in vacuum technology?

5/4/2016

Try our training modules!

piFLOW® vacuum conveyors
Focusing on EU & US food grade compliance

5/3/2016

Piab's food and pharma conveyors fit the bills of both EC No 1935/2004 and FDA.

New DURAFLEX® friction cups
New friction cup range keeps every sheet safe

5/2/2016

Six new cups keep a tight hold on extra thin and shaped sheet metal at higher stroke rates.

Mechanical vacuum pumps
White paper: Creating a vacuum – pumping does the trick

4/28/2016

For engineering purposes, a vacuum pump is the obvious choice, but which type of vacuum pump is the most efficient and most environmentally friendly?

Tablet conveyor piFLOW®t
Videos showing how to best convey tablets and capsules

4/27/2016

Three new videos are posted on YouTube showing how Piab solves the problems of using vacuum technology to convey delicate tablets.

Handling of heavy wood planks
New blog post: Is there an absolute truth?

4/26/2016

We sometimes hear from the marketplace the comment that "The COAX® ejector is great and efficient, but, unfortunately I can't use it as I have a dusty environment and it would clog".

Mechanical vacuum pump
Success story: Replacing the mechanical vacuum pump in a large rubber factory

4/21/2016

Piab’s vacuum pump size and modular design allowed for easy cleaning with a pump capacity increase as compared to the old mechanical pump.

Evangelista Torrecelli
New blog post: Back to basics

4/15/2016

People laugh sometimes when I say I work with vacuum. "Your work is to create nothing" is a common reply. I wondered if there was a better reply.

Atmospheric pressure
White paper: Vacuum – nothing but pressure

4/13/2016

According to the dictionary, vacuum is a space completely empty of substance. Yet, in engineering, vacuum is employed for a number of tasks.

Expo Pack Mexico show
Piab exhibiting at Expo Pack Mexico 2016

4/7/2016

Piab will show actual demonstrations of systems at the Expo Pack Mexico 2016 show. This will allow attendees to see a live demo solving challenges they face in their industry, and also to learn fro…

Textile filters
New textile filters for the vacuum conveyors meet the European food regulation

4/6/2016

The material of the textile filters is updated to better meet the demands from the market.

Palletising of cardboard boxes
White paper: Smart regulation boosts productivity

3/31/2016

Optimized systems are the most productive. But how do you optimize an automated handling system that has to deal with a variety of items and conditions?

Piab China staff
Piab celebrates 10 years in China

3/31/2016

Forecasting a growth rate of nearly 30 percent, Piab is aiming high in the Chinese market.

Pharmaceutical tablets
New blog post: How can we transport tablets in the most gentle way possible?

3/30/2016

Piab has developped vacuum conveying equipment dedicated to automatic tablet handling in the pharmaceutical and food industry.

Piab symbol
Customer survey 2015

3/23/2016

Piab conducts a survey every year to customers around the globe. It is all done electronically and we received a lot of great feedback, both in scoring and in feedback comments.

Pharmaceutical tablets
White paper: The ABC of tablet conveying

3/18/2016

Piab has put together an ABC guide with some of the most important issues to bear in mind.

Value Line® suction cups and vacuum pumps
A new blog post has been published

3/16/2016

Can we really offer products to standard/basic vacuum applications at a different price level?

Piab vacuum switches
Versatile vacuum switches that make sense

3/14/2016

Miniature, low cost vacuum switches make perfect sense in decentralized vacuum systems.

Split unit vacuum conveyor
Success story: Piab vacuum conveyor solves contamination issue

3/10/2016

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

Damaged tablets
Solving the crux of tablet conveying: Gently does it!

3/9/2016

How do you handle delicate things? Well gently, of course! And that is precisely what the innovative and aptly named piGENTLE™ technology does in Piab's dedicated tablet conveyor piFLOW®t.

piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor
Success story: Safety first for chemical company using Piab vacuum conveyors

3/3/2016

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

piFLOW® vacuum conveyors and pumps
A new blog post has been published

3/1/2016

Finding the right pump for vacuum conveying

Rectangular suction cup RB20x40P
Success story: 70% improvement of the robot's production

2/29/2016

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
Success story: A global OEM in the packaging industry

2/17/2016

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 a…

Piab logo
Welcome to Piab's blog!

2/10/2016

Read the latest news about our innovative vacuum solutions: vacuum pumps, ejectors, vacuum conveyors and suction cups for a variety of factory automation processes, as well as our other activities …

Fragile pharmaceutical tablets
Minimize all risks of damage to the tablets

2/1/2016

Three main design features are the keys to Piab's success – controlled low speed, guided entry into the conveyor, and the elimination of any sharp edges in the conveying pipeline.

piFLOW®t tablet conveyor
A new world standard for tablet conveying

2/1/2016

Revolutionary flow control ensures a gentle touch in Piab's new dedicated tablet conveyor.

piGENTLE™
piGENTLE™ is a giant leap for tablet conveying

2/1/2016

Adapting to individual tablets, piGENTLE™ ensures gentle automated pneumatic conveying.

Rectangular DURAFLEX® RB20x40P suction cup
Raising the bar with rectangular suction cup

1/26/2016

Rectangular DURAFLEX® suction cup is perfect for handling flow-packed bars of sweets.

piFLOW® conveyors
Finding the right pump for vacuum conveying

1/25/2016

When pneumatics is not an option – choose mechanics.

Tablets
Is handling tablets a challenge?

1/11/2016

Piab is addressing the most common challenges when handling tablets with this recent product launch.

Piab logo
Altor to divest Piab to EQT

12/15/2015

Altor Fund II (Altor) has signed an agreement to divest Piab to EQT Fund VII (EQT).

PMAT - Piab Modular Automation Tooling
PMAT transforms your assembly tools

12/14/2015

Flexible vacuum tooling system excels in automotive body-in-white (BIW) assembly

Value Line suction cups
Taking PVC out of basic vacuum systems

12/2/2015

Value Line suction cups offer PVC free alternative for carton erectors and simple grippers

Value Line ejectors
Double capacity ejector fits popular format

11/30/2015

Additional Value Line ejector targets low end vacuum systems

Single bellows DURAFLEX® suction cups
Do you need a faster, more accurate robot?

11/16/2015

Single bellows DURAFLEX® suction cup offers improved stability at higher speeds.

piFLOW® vacuum conveyors and pumps
Unleashing the conveying power of piFLOW®

11/9/2015

piFLOW® conveyors now also available to companies with limited access to compressed air.

All-in-one vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®
Maximized uptime with flexible all-in-one ejectors

11/5/2015

Piab's new all-in-one vacuum ejector family offers reliability as a standard, not a premium, and can be tailored to suit any application.

Coffee beans
Success story: A large global coffee and tea company improves the working conditions for their operators

10/29/2015

With Piab’s solution, the process was much smoother and the customer increased their productivity thanks to much less downtime.

COAX® technology
Reliable production even in the dustiest of settings

10/14/2015

Getting a vacuum based materials handling system to operate reliably in very dusty industrial environments can be challenging.

Piab symbol
piCOMPACT®MICRO changes name to piCOMPACT®10X

9/21/2015

To better suit the new piCOMPACT® family product line, we have decided to update “MICRO” in favor for “10X”.

piCOMPACT®23
piCOMPACT® all-in-one ejector unit

9/21/2015

The family is growing with the new piCOMPACT®23.

Piab vacuum generator piCOMPACT®23
Eliminate vacuum related downtime in your production

9/21/2015

piCOMPACT®23 is ideal for medium or larger vacuum systems, such as palletizing of boxes and loading, sorting, transfer and unloading of different sheet materials.

Piab Lab Vac
Laboratory vacuum pumps run by compressed air

9/1/2015

Piab Lab Vac is a must-have device for the modern laboratory, perfect for common applications such as vacuum filtration, rotary evaporation, degassing, gel drying, etc.

Piab symbol
Piab website upgrade

8/17/2015

Piab announced today that it has officially launched a new website. The new piab.com website shows our products in an easier way for products to be found and purchased.

Vacuum turntable fixture
Success story: Integrated COAX® solution simplifies complex automation process

7/31/2015

The Piab solution reduced costs of the vacuum system by 60% and energy consumption decreased by 30%.  

MechTek Engineering
Success story: Battery manufacturer powers ahead with Piab vacuum ejectors

5/22/2015

Piab’s energy-efficient COAX® vacuum ejector technology is a lightweight means of producing vacuum and was ideal for this application of battery manufacturing.

P6040 vacuum pump
Success story: Furniture maker looks to improve working conditions

5/12/2015

By using two Piab P6040 air-driven vacuum pumps with energy-efficient COAX® technology to replace the electric motor driven vacuum pumps for holding down wood on the twin bed horizontal router mach…

piFLOW® i vacuum conveyor
Success with Piab vacuum conveyors at award winning contract packer

4/16/2015

Transfer of product granules using piFLOW® i vacuum conveyor into form fill machine.

A&Z logo
Success story: Automated vacuum conveying with height constraints in the pharma market

4/15/2015

A&Z Pharmaceutical Inc. develops, manufactures and supplies premium quality Over The Counter pharmaceutical products and nutritional supplements.

ABB logo
Piab exhibiting products at ABB Open House

4/14/2015

You're invited to 2015 Americas Customer Days and Friends & Family Open House at ABB.

Value Line® by Piab
Value Line® – A brand new product line is launched

3/31/2015

We are proud to introduce Piab's totally new product line: Value Line® – Good performance at a value price.

Value Line products
Vacuum products at a value price

3/31/2015

Piab introduces a new line of products called Value Line. This competitively priced line consists of 21 suction cups as well as two small lightweight vacuum ejectors.

COAX® cartridge Di16-2
Dust-proof innovation for Piab’s COAX® technology

3/23/2015

Piab introduces a new COAX® vacuum ejector that is ideal for applications where there is dust or dirt present.

Handling of heavy wood planks
Designed for lifting not cleaning

3/4/2015

Find out why energy efficient multistage vacuum ejectors are slightly more susceptible to dust clogging and how this trade-off can easily be overcome. 

Suction cup F33 FDA
Success story: Machine uptime increased by 25% with F33 suction cups

2/17/2015

The suction cup mis-feed and failures are no longer issues, resulting in savings of USD 30,000-50,000 per year.

piCOMPACT® MICRO
Important new options for the world’s fastest integrated controls ejector

2/13/2015

Piab introduces two important new product options for the piCOMPACT® range, the first manifold-mounted and functional ejector system on the market based on the energy-efficient COAX® technology. 

A mini vacuum conveyor from Piab
Short of space? Use a mini vacuum conveyor!

1/27/2015

With the smallest vacuum conveyor on the market you can minimise your manufacturing footprint and still reap all the benefits of a vacuum conveying system.

Automate 2015 show
Piab exhibiting at Automate 2015 show

1/19/2015

Piab will show actual demonstrations of systems at the Automate 2015 show. This will allow attendees to see a live demo solving challenges they face in their industry, and also to learn from soluti…

Piab is a member of AHTD
Piab is a member of AHTD

12/1/2014

Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, has been accepted for membership in the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) by the Board of Directors as a Manufacturer mem…

Value Line
Value Line - Good performance at a value price

11/27/2014

During the first quarter of 2015, Piab will launch a new product range – the Value Line. 

Muesli
How to dimension a vacuum conveying system for bulk materials

11/26/2014

Download our white paper on how to dimension, design, and finally assemble a vacuum conveying system that suits your particular application.

piSAVE sense
piSAVE sense generation 2

11/25/2014

piSAVE sense flow control/check valves are used for "object sensing" on flexible vacuum handling devices with a centralized vacuum pump.

Suction pipes
Expanded range of suction pipes for vacuum conveying

11/3/2014

The suction pipes are used to facilitate the picking up of powder and granules from bins, barrels, hoppers and bags.

Ergonomic lifting device
Kissing it better – Lifting ergonomically with vacuum

10/28/2014

Kissing it better will not help, but the application of ”the right suction and the right lips” prior to lifting can actually help avoid damage and injury!

All-Fill
Piab reaches bigger heights with All-Fill

10/1/2014

All-Fill is a global OEM providing powder filling stand alone and integrated filling lines. They required a simple customer solution to reliably and consistently transfer a fine chemical powder to …

Transition piece on tablet press
Vacuum conveyor modules for tablet press

9/29/2014

Transition modules suited for tablet presses, often used by pharmaceutical companies to compress powder into tablets of uniform size and weight.

Hei-Tek automation expo
HeiTek Automation Expo in October

9/23/2014

Piab's technical distributor in the Southwest is sponsoring an automation expo in Tempe, AZ October 23-24.

teaser whitepapers
Energy sources for vacuum conveyor pump

9/18/2014

Vacuum Conveying technology is a proven method of moving dry bulk solids and powders in a range of applications. It is widely used in food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and industrial environments. …

Piab piCLASSIC Si32
Increase your production on parts handling with piCLASSIC

9/12/2014

The customer’s issue was of not having enough suction to hold down the automotive parts properly

Bag opening
Filling without spilling

9/10/2014

Watching a form-fill-seal machine in operation is rather fascinating. It looks so easy, but the precision technology needed to ensure that bag after bag is being filled without breaking, or its int…

Safe bag handling
Getting a grip on bags

8/15/2014

New innovative technology is now available that enables the safe, secure and efficient operation of automated bag handling systems.

teaser e catalogue
New Vacuum Automation e-catalog 4.0

8/12/2014

The latest version (4.0) of the Vacuum Automation e-catalog is now available for iPad, Android and ordinary computers.

Piab symbol
Check product availability online

7/8/2014

In order to provide more visibility on our product stock levels and delivery, all products on our website now have a new link called "Check availability".

piPUMP
Efficiency and easy installation in a neat format – piPUMP

6/16/2014

Vacuum pump designed for small parts pick and place

piGRIP® suction cups with bag lips
Improved design on bag lip for piGRIP® suction cup

6/2/2014

Better gripping performance ensures higher productivity.

Transport of tablets
How to transport tablets in an efficient way?

5/16/2014

Vacuum conveyors can be used to great advantage within the pharmaceutical industry. Tablets need to be moved around the manufacturing plant, transferring them from one processing unit to another, f…

Quick-release valve, vacuum ejector and suction cup
A recipe for less down time, fewer cakes dropped and increased production

5/14/2014

Piab's suction cups were less expensive to purchase and were lasting an additional 4 months in production, providing a savings in cost of operation.

Piab logo
Piab Brazil 15 years!

4/30/2014

We are pleased to announce that our Brazil operation will be celebrating its 15th year in operation at the end of April.

White paper
What is the genuine added value from an ejector with integrated controls in a suction cup handling system?

4/30/2014

For an engineer, designing a robot gripper tool, it is not trivial to select the right ejector package in the jungle of choices. What is really important to consider when selecting the ejector? Whi…

Piab logo
See piCOMPACT® response time in new app from Piab

4/28/2014

With our latest app you can calculate the remarkably quick response time gained from using piCOMPACT® – the all-in-one vacuum ejector.

piCLASSIC
Savings of replacement costs of $2,500 for a new rotary vane pump on VFFS machine

4/24/2014

By switching to a piCLASSIC, this solution consumed approximately 50% less compressed air than the previous installation. 

DURAFLEX® friction cups
Friction cups hold up under faster production

4/17/2014

The automobile manufacturer is now able to increase the press speeds without dropping parts through the better holding forces from the DURAFLEX® friction cups.

Expo Pack Mexico
Piab exhibits in Mexico City

4/15/2014

Piab is exhibiting at Expo Pack Mexico June 17-20 at Centro Banamex in booth #2306. Piab will be displaying and conducting demonstrations on our line of vacuum products specially designed for pack…

Youtube video
Video on piSECURE on YouTube

4/8/2014

A new video posted on YouTube that shows piSECURE holding onto a piece of glass while using no energy.

Filling machines
All-Fill Inc. relies on unmatched support from OEM partner Piab

3/27/2014

All-Fill, a manufacturer of filling machines, checkweighers, Vertical Form Fill and Seal machinery as well as a wide variety of incline screw feeders and horizontal screw feeders in Exton, PA, firs…

piCOMPACT® MICRO
piCOMPACT® all-in-one ejector unit

3/25/2014

piCOMPACT® all-in-one ejector unit.

piCOMPACT® MICRO
Amazing uptime with the world’s fastest integrated controls ejector

3/25/2014

Piab updates its piCOMPACT® range, the first manifold-mounted and functional ejector system on the market based on the energy-efficient COAX® technology. 

Piab logo
Piab website upgrades to a new look

3/24/2014

Piab announced today that it has officially launched a new website.

Powder Show
Free registration at Powder show 2014

3/20/2014

Click on the image above for free registration courtesy of Piab at the PTXi Powder show May 6-8, 2014 in Rosemont, IL. Piab will be exhibiting in booth #3629.

Piab's F26 and F33 suction cups
Suction cup ideal for opening bags in bag filling machines

2/17/2014

Suction cup ideal for opening bags in bag filling machines

piPREMIUM
More applications possible with piFLOW®p - now with higher flow pumps

1/20/2014

piPREMIUM 600-1600 is a line extension of the previous piPREMIUM family which has been available in size 100-400. The target for the extension is the food and pharma industries who need higher capa…

piPREMIUM vacuum pump
piFLOW®p vacuum conveyor line expands with larger pumps

1/20/2014

Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, expands the piPREMIUM vacuum pump line for its vacuum conveyor series - the piFLOW®p.

piSECURE
piSECURE creates safe vacuum in case of system failure

12/18/2013

Creates safe vacuum in case of system failure

Piab piSECURE
Safe vacuum in case of system failure

12/18/2013

Piab announces the introduction of piSECURE, a new decentralized vacuum ejector for sealed applications with high safety requirements in case of power or system failure. The safety function is base…

Piab piFLOW®i vacuum conveyor
Excessive downtime issues lead to opportunity for piFLOW® vacuum conveyor

12/16/2013

The Piab piFLOW® vacuum conveyor allowed greatly reduced downtimes (cut by 2/3 to one hour and 192 cases lost as opposed to 576 with auger) and was very cost effective when compared to new augers a…

Decentralized vacuum pump VGS™3010
Save 405,000 € for an investment of 8,300 €

11/19/2013

Merplas Decoma is the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. They design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components.

Robot handling with Piab products
Half the air consumption while saving engineering time

11/15/2013

The energy saving was proven through flow meter and the savings were compared with competitive units and showed better vacuum flow and energy savings with Piab's decentralized pump.

Top five diploma
High rating for Piab suction cups in Brazil

11/7/2013

Piab is proud to announce results from a survey conducted in Brazil for top industrial products.

Piab's apps
New Vacuum Automation e-catalogue 3.0

10/22/2013

An electronic version of our Vacuum Automation catalogue is available for tablet devices as well as ordinary computers.

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Follow Piab on Twitter

10/3/2013

Follow Piab on Twitter

Piab application configurators
Online application tools aid product selection

9/12/2013

Eases your way to a complete vacuum system solution

Anders Lindqvist CEO of Piab
Piab is changing CEO

9/2/2013

Anders Lindqvist is replacing Per-Erik Lindquist as the CEO of Piab

Handling bags and pouches
Simplifying the selection of our products

7/10/2013

We have today launched a couple of new tools, application configurators as we call them, in order to help you select the proper Piab products for your specific application.

Piab mounting elements
Mounting elements for end of arm tooling (EOAT) and handling machines

6/11/2013

Piab launches a line of mounting elements that offers the user an easy way to install suction cups and accessories at the correct working position.

piGRIP® suction cup now available with an integrated COAX® cartridge
piGRIP® suction cup now available with an integrated COAX® cartridge

6/3/2013

Piab is proud to introduce COAX® in piGRIP®, a decentralized vacuum pump integrated in the piGRIP® program.

piGRIP® suction cup with vacuum pump
Instant point of suction with COAX® in piGRIP®

6/3/2013

Quick response time with a decentralized vacuum pump inside a fitting.

Piab's food approved silicone cups
New food approved Silicone suction cups - FDA and EU approvals

5/20/2013

Piab is changing its red Silicone FDA cups to translucent.

Piab Asia staff
Anniversary for Piab Asia office

4/30/2013

Piab is proud to announce that the Piab Asia office has recently celebrated 20 years in operation.

piCHIP
piCHIP

3/26/2013

Simplify integration

Piab piCHIP
Simplify integration

3/26/2013

Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, offers its patented COAX® technology in a new simplified integration platform called piCHIP.

Piab's mounting elements
Mounting elements

3/25/2013

Facilitates suction cup installation to extruded profile

Upgrade kit for C series vacuum conveyor
Extend the lifetime of your Piab C series vacuum conveyor

3/25/2013

This is a straightforward upgrade due to a standard interface between the C Series conveyor and the new piFLOW®p conveyor.

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Upgrade kit

3/25/2013

Extend the lifetime of your conveyor

piSAVE sense
piSAVE sense reduces need of a big vacuum pump

3/1/2013

Revolutionary new suction cup check valve senses part presence

Integration bodies for COAX® cartridges
New integration bodies for COAX® cartridges

2/18/2013

These new accessories for MINI and MIDI cartridges are made of aluminium.

piFLOW®p vacuum conveyors
Introducing piFLOW®p

10/8/2012

Taking powder transport to the next dimension

piFLOW®p family
piFLOW®p – taking powder transport to the next dimension

10/8/2012

piFLOW®p. It is the new Premium conveyor line from Piab, meeting the high demand from the Food and Pharmaceutical industries.

piGRIP® suction cup with hot surface lip
Handle hot surfaces quickly saves energy in the plastics industry

10/1/2012

Material for hot surfaces available for piGRIP® suction cups.

Piab's iPhone App
Download Piab’s app and calculate your energy savings

9/14/2012

With our latest app you can calculate your specific savings with piSAVE optimize – an energy saving product for air-driven vacuum pumps/ejectors in virtually any type of vacuum application.

piSAVE optimize
Improve your ejector pump with piSAVE optimize and save 30-50% in energy cost

9/3/2012

iSAVE optimize - Fully pneumatic device with a simple connection for air-driven vacuum pumps.

piSAVE optimize
piSAVE optimize

9/3/2012

An optimized energy saving product

Piab Germany office
New premises for our European regional office

8/28/2012

During September of this year we will combine the sales and technical support with our European central warehouse to Piab´s new European regional office.

Piab vacuum conveyor piFLOW®f
The most cost efficient powder conveying concept for food industry

6/18/2012

piFLOW®f is designed for customers that do not want to compromise between price, technical performance and energy consumption.

piGRIP® suction cup lifting bag with liquid detergent
Introducing piGRIP®

5/4/2012

Grip, hold, accelerate... like never before.

piGRIP® foam lip for rough surfaces
Foam suction cup handles difficult objects with ease

5/4/2012

New rough surface suction cup lip for piGRIP® line.

piCLASSIC vacuum pump
piCLASSIC – Product of the year 2011

4/18/2012

We are pleased to announce that the piCLASSIC vacuum pumps received the prestigious title ”Product of the Year 2011”.

Piab XLF suction cup handling glass
Safe and flexible solution for sheet handling with vacuum

3/29/2012

Extra large flat suction cups with optimum flexibility.

Piab XLF - Extra large suction cup
Extra large suction cups

3/29/2012

The XLF suction cups are especially developed for sheet handling, metal and glass applications.

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New electronic vacuum switch has dual LCD display

2/22/2012

A three color display vacuum switch for vacuum system monitoring and for saving energy

Electronic vacuum switch with 3 colour display
Three color display provides easy access to vacuum system status

2/20/2012

iab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, introduces a new three color display electronic vacuum switch for vacuum system monitoring and for saving energy.

piGRIP® bag lip
Grip, hold, accelerate… like never before

12/1/2011

New bag lips designed to handle bags and pouches highlight new additions for piGRIP® suction cups.

Piab's e-catalogue for iPad
Piab utilizes new technique to communicate traditional information

11/1/2011

Piab launches its new electronic catalog designed for tablet devices.

Piab's European Supply Unit in Germany
Piab opens a new Supply Unit in Germany

10/4/2011

Enhanced customer service levels are being claimed for the new Supply Unit in Butzbach, near Frankfurt, Germany.

Piab vacuum conveyor piFLOW®i
Integrate the most cost efficient powder conveying concept on the market

9/30/2011

Integrate the most cost efficient powder conveying concept on the market.

piFLOW®f vacuum conveyor
piFLOW®f – Simplifying material handling

9/30/2011

The food grade conveyor which doubles the conveying capacity compared to conventional conveyors.

Piab vacuum pump piCLASSIC
piCLASSIC provides up to 40% more energy efficiency over rotary vane pumps

5/16/2011

piCLASSIC is Piab’s upgraded vacuum pump series based on COAX® technology. Suitable for a wide range of applications with large capacities despite its small size and low weight, the piCLASSIC has b…

piCLASSIC vacuum pump
piCLASSIC – Upgraded with 22% more energy efficiency

5/16/2011

Upgraded with 22% more energy efficiency.

KPS and Piab logos
Piab AB and KPS - Korea Pneumatic System Co., Ltd.

4/27/2011

Piab AB and KPS – Korea Pneumatic System Co., Ltd. amicably settled all pending patent disputes concerning their respective relevant vacuum pump technologies on a worldwide basis.

Piab's level compensators
Piab launches range of lightweight level compensators

1/19/2011

The new LC level compensators, or spring plungers, allow manufacturers to speed production processes while reducing the risk of product damage when handling sensitive goods with varying height requ…

Piab's level compensators
New level compensators

1/18/2011

The new LC level compensators allow manufacturers to speed production processes while reducing the risk of product damage.

DURAFLEX® BX suction cups
Piab expands DURAFLEX® BX range to include smaller suction cups

1/13/2011

Piab expands its range of DURAFLEX® BX suction cups to include three new models in small diameters.

DURAFLEX® BX suction cups
Introducing BX10P, BX15P and BX20P

1/13/2011

A new addition to Piab’s premium DURAFLEX® BX suction cups gives increased sealing capability and flexibility for small product handling.

Vacuum ejector piINLINE® for plastics and metal industries
For the plastics and metals industries, piINLINE™ boosts productivity, cuts energy costs and improves the environment

4/1/2010

piINLINE™ is Piab’s new range of inline vacuum ejectors based on COAX® technology. The products are well suited for automated suction-cup h…

piINLINE® vacuum ejector for electronics industry
For electronics companies, piINLINE™ boosts productivity, cuts energy costs and improves the environment

4/1/2010

piINLINE™ is Piab’s new range of inline vacuum ejectors based on COAX® technology. The products are well-suited for handling component…

Vacuum ejector piINLINE® for packaging industry
For the packaging industry, piINLINE™ boosts productivity, cuts energy costs and improves the environment

4/1/2010

piINLINE™ is Piab’s new range of inline vacuum ejectors based on COAX® technology. The products are well-suited for the packaging industry,…

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Piab offers manufacturers automation technology that boosts productivity and saves energy

4/1/2010

Piab is expanding its advanced technology within the field of automation  to reach more customers. Since opening for business in the 1950s, the company has been leading the development of comp…

piINLINE - inline vacuum ejector
Introducing piINLINE®

4/1/2010

A range of eco-friendly vacuum inline ejectors based on Piab’s energy efficient COAX® technology.

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