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Suction cups handling bread

Pick food safely with hygienic suction cups

Date 12/13/2017

Many shapes and sizes to choose from in Piab's extensive range of food approved suction cups.

Taby, Sweden – Piab offers an extensive range of food contact approved suction cups for safe and hygienic automated handling of everything from chocolates to chicken. Allowing for direct food picking, Piab’s suction cups are easy to keep clean and can be washed in place, rendering disassembly unnecessary. The suction cups are also compatible with automated systems using Wet-In-Place (WIP) cleaning nozzles.

Carefully designed with no pockets in which dust and dirt can collect, the food contact suction cups meet the most stringent hygiene standards and are made of materials that comply with FDA and EU 1935 regulations. Made of silicone approved for food contact, the cups are supplied with food grade fittings in either stainless steel or plastic, and for maximum hygiene male threads are used throughout, making them easy to clean. Suction cups and fittings also comply with metal detectors available on the market.

Most suction cups are colored blue, making them suitable for use with visual inspection systems favored by the food industry. Some cups are also available in transparent, non-detectable food contact silicone.

Among the many different shapes and sizes provided are oval shaped cups that offer an excellent solution for small oblong flow or doy packaging. Funnel shaped bellows and very thin lips provide superior grip on irregular food surfaces, and stable bodies with large vacuum flow orifices guarantee stability and a steady hold on products, even at high speed and in quickly accelerating systems.

Only a low vacuum is needed to collapse the bellows on the cups, making them suitable for handling very delicate food items such as bakery products. The range includes cups designed specifically for bread and bakery products that can be mounted with a retainer when used in bread de-panning systems.

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. 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.

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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