piFLOW® conveyors handle everything from bulk powders and granules to delicate tablets.
Hingham, MA – Regardless of whether they are used for baking goods, confectionery, instant food, food additives or nutraceuticals, piFLOW® vacuum conveyors meet the demands of the global food industry. Offering low noise and contained conveying, ATEX certification, compliance with FDA and EU 1935/2004 regulations, as well as fulfilling current Good Manufacturing Practice, the conveyors ensure a safe working environment and problem-free, highly productive operations.
Featuring a small footprint with flexible routing of pipelines, Piab's conveyors save space and are easy to move. A hygienic design makes them easy to clean and maintain, enabling quick changeover times and contributing to greater process uptime. Fitted with special features to mitigate segregation issues, they also guarantee safe and reliable production involving active ingredients.
Three models are available for the food industry; piFLOW®f serves the basic food industry, piFLOW®p targets premium applications, and piFLOW®t handles tablets and other fragile products. A comprehensive range of accessories complements the conveyors. This includes Suction pipes that provide a lightweight and ergonomically correct solution for generally free flowing or granular materials, Feed nozzles for more challenging materials that allow the air intake to be adjusted for optimum mixture of conveyed material and aspirated air, and a dedicated Feed pipe for piFLOW®t.
Also available is a Bag dump station with a special dust collector and an internal volume of 100 liters (3.53 cubic feet) that is able to handle four small bags simultaneously. Feed adapters for optimal flow are also included, as well as a special Feed station for piFLOW®p/t, featuring an optional fluidizing function based on two points for extra carrying air for non-free flowing or other challenging materials. A Feed adapter with generic or Piab specific interface provides additional scope for adjustment.
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. In 2016, Piab completed two strategically important acquisitions, Kenos and Vaculex. Piab is a worldwide organization with subsidiaries and distributors in almost 70 countries. Its headquarters are in Sweden.
Mike Tuohey, Sales & Marketing Communications Manager