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      Vacuum ejector piCOMPACT®23 with latching valve

      Latching valve will hold on in an emergency

      Date 7/13/2016

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

      Taby, Sweden – An optional bi-stable (latching) vacuum on/off valve is among the added features offered by Piab for the company's premium all-in-one vacuum ejector platform piCOMPACT®23. The bi-stable (latching) on/off valve has been specifically developed for use in systems prone to emergency stops or those handling expensive, delicate, or heavy objects.

      Designed to stop at and maintain the final processing stage in case of an emergency stop, the bi-stable valve will provide added security, making handling systems safer for both objects and staff. The ability to hold on to objects following an emergency stop will help prevent accidental damage to products and personal injury to processing personnel.

      ”We are proud to introduce this latching valve as an optional extra safety mechanism in our piCOMPACT®23 vacuum generator platform,” says Joseph Karbassi, Vice President of Piab's Automation Division.

      ”Along with other recently added optional features for piCOMPACT®23, it enables us to offer a truly optimal set of functions that will give our customers the opportunity to achieve the best possible performance combined with safe operation in any application,” he adds.

      Additionally, the specially designed bi-stable on/off valve can be used in conjunction with the energy-saving options also offered for integration in piCOMPACT®23, such as the ES function and the patented Amplified Blow-off (ABO) feature that ensures more efficient and energy-saving blow-off, enabling faster production cycles, and the patented Intelligent Blow-off (IBO) feature, which automatically switches off the blow-off when the vacuum is no longer present.

      About Piab

      Established in 1951, Piab designs innovative vacuum solutions that improve the energy-efficiency, productivity, and working environments of vacuum users around the world. As a reliable partner to many of the world's largest manufacturers, Piab develops and manufactures a complete line of vacuum pumps, vacuum accessories, vacuum conveyors and suction cups for a variety of automated material handling and factory automation processes. Piab utilizes COAX®, a completely new dimension in vacuum technology, in many of its original products and solutions. COAX® cartridges are smaller, more energy efficient and more reliable than conventional ejectors, and can be integrated directly into machinery. This allows for the design of a flexible, modular vacuum system. Piab is a worldwide organization with subsidiaries and distributors in almost 70 countries. Its headquarters are in Sweden.

      More information

      Häla El Sheemy Washbrook, Vice President Marketing and Communications Manager
      Tel: +46 (0) 8 630 25 74
      E-mail: hala.e.washbrook@piab.com

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