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piSAVE sense

piSAVE sense reduces need of a big vacuum pump

Date 3/1/2013

Revolutionary new suction cup check valve senses part presence

Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, introduces piSAVE sense, a flow control/check valve for suction cups. Piab's new piSAVE sense valve has a new innovative reliable design. It works great in any orientation, even upside down. It is dirt tolerant and characteristically increases vacuum flow through the valve when vacuum level decreases to compensate for leakage therefore retaining high lifting force in the cups that are in contact with product.

piSAVE sense flow control/check valves are used for "object sensing" on flexible vacuum handling devices with a centralized vacuum pump. The valves allow several suction cups to miss (or partly miss) sheet(s)/object(s) and still maintain enough vacuum level in the system and also offer a fast-release or blow-off. Traditional flow/check valves for suction cups such as ball-seat valves have proven to be very sensitive to orientation and dirt.

User benefits include reduced need of vacuum pump capacity as you only use cups needed for the task, lowering pump investment and energy consumption. Users also have the ability to build flexible lifting devices that can serve a variety of different size or shape panels/sheets. This eliminates the need for multiple lifting devices.

Available as an integrated option for Piab's piGRIP® configurable suction cups, piSAVE sense can also be used as a stand-alone product for any type or brand of suction cup.

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 more than 50 countries. Its headquarters are in Sweden.

More information

Ed McGovern, Vice President Sales & Business Development, North America
Tel: +1 (781) 337 7309
E-mail: ed.mcgovern@piab.com

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