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Animex

Robot increases performance and consumes less compressed air

Background

Animex, a plastics manufacturer, challenged an ABB strategic partner to design a new vacuum solution for its Xflex integrated work cell.  Animex wanted to reduce energy and increase performance while handling plastic parts used in the automotive industry.

Solution

Having had success with Piab’s DURAFLEX® suction cups for many years, Animex installed the P3010 vacuum pump, with the AVM™ (Automated Vacuum Management) control option for additional energy consumption reduction.

Result

The P3010 pump offered Animex a smaller, more efficient, more reliable and highly flexible technology. The AVM™ saves energy for the company because it shuts off air consumption when the pre-set vacuum level is reached. Animex has significantly increased production output and has experienced a considerable return on investments. The company plans to increase orders for next year.

  • Increased productivity
  • Energy efficiency
  • Significant cost savings

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