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Piab in the food industry

Food and beverage

Food and beverage manufacturers must consider many factors: a consistently high level of product quality, maximum plant availability, optimum resource efficiency – and, increasingly, the greatest possible flexibility in order to meet more and more individual customer requirements. There are also a lot of industrial regulations that needs to be met by the products used in the production, regulations such as FDA and EU, when moving or touching food, ATEX for safety when handling powder material, detectable material in the suction cups and many more. Piab has a wide range of products well equipped to meet the demands of this industry.

Bag filling
Bag filling with powder and granules

When filling bags with powder and granules there is a great need for a solution that is hygienic, safe and one that prevents damage of the products.

Bag opening
Bag opening

Vacuum and suction cups are used to pick and open paper and plastic bags. Suction cups with stiffer bellows and a soft sealing lip are preferred in these quite often high-speed applications....

Blister
Blister

A thermoformed blister or skin protects products and presents them in an attractive manner.

Carton
Carton

Cartoners (carton erectors) are designed to construct cartons and containers from flat blanks made of flexible paper board or similar materials.

Case & tray
Case & tray

Case erectors erect boxes from flat sheets of corrugated material.

Handling of flexible packages
Handling of flexible packages

Flexible packaging material is the generic term for soft packages made of film, foil or paper sheeting. Popular forms are stand-up pouches, bags, sachets and envelopes.

Labeling
Labeling

Two fairly common methods of applying labels with vacuum are tamp-on labeling and blow-on labeling.

Palletizing
Palletizing & depalletizing

There is a wide selection of products that is used very much today when palletizing e.g. suction cups, large area vacuum gripper systems, or ergonomic handling systems in combination with vacuum pu…

Pick-and-place
Pick-and-place

The use of robots for placing products in cartons and transfer of cartons and products between different stations in the packaging lines is very common in all industries.

Powder and bulk transfer
Powder and bulk transfer

When transferring powder and bulk there is a great need for a solution that is hygienic, safe that prevents damage of the products.

Vacuum packaging
Vacuum packaging

Many food products including meats, poultry, coffee and produce are often packaged under vacuum in order to extend their shelf life.

Lifting at order picking in picking areas
Order picking and order fulfilment

Piab offers Vaculex® specialized vacuum lifting solutions to ergonomically handle light, heavy, large and small parcels in picking areas.

Palletizing boxes and parcels
Palletizing and depalletizing

Piab has developed Vaculex® specialized lifting solutions for palletizing which reduce repetitive strain injuries as well as improving productivity.

Big Bag unloading
Big Bag unloading

The application is typically to transfer material from a big bag into a suction pipeline. We use a feed adaptor with a universal interface to connect to the big bag unloading system. 

Horizontal form-fill-seal
Horizontal form-fill-seal

The very first part of the packaging process might require a filler tube or a hopper to be loaded with the product. Vacuum conveyors are used for this purpose.

Reclaim
Reclaim

Vacuum conveying offers the perfect solution for producers wishing to minimize their waste and maximize their productivity.

Labelling and decoration machines
Labelling and decoration machines

By using vacuum, labels can be applied to objects in high-speed labelling machines in a simple and efficient way, even on soft and uneven objects.

Unloading of small bags
Small bag unloading

The application is typically to transfer material from a small bag such as a sac or plastic bag into a suction pipeline and into a conveyor.

Tablet transfer
Transfer tablet/fragile material

When transferring tablets and other fragile material there is a great need for a solution that is hygienic, safe and especially prevents damage of the products.

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.

Rotary cartoners
Rotary cartoners

These machines use a series of vacuum bars equipped with suction cups that move in a continuous rotary motion.

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