Piab introduces user friendly software for making 3D printed customised bag grippers.
Taby, Sweden – Piab's new Customizable Bag Gripper (CBG) design tool is a unique software programme that allows customers to design/configure world-class and lightweight vacuum grippers for perfect handling of bags and pouches weighing up to 2 kg. Optimally designed vacuum gripper tools for best-in-class grip on specific bags or pouches can be realised within two minutes.
”Our customers can now design their own unique gripper tools for even the most challenging of applications with bags or pouches that are really very tricky to get a grip on. And it is just a two minute job,” says Josef Karbassi, Vice President of Piab's Automation Division.
The easy-to-use "2 minutes-to-design" CBG tool saves days, or even a week, of engineering work, resulting in huge cost savings for robot/system integrators or end-users needing new vacuum gripper tools for their bag/pouch handling robots. The customised grippers include everything needed for gripping bags or pouches with the highest reliability even at high speed. It comes with fully decentralised (one per cup) dust proof SX12 COAX® vacuum generators, state-of-the-art piGRIP® "bag-lip" suction cups, stabilisers around the cup, and an automatic quick-release function.
Finished with their designs, users click on the "send for a request" button alerting Piab's 3D print gripper team of experts, who will get in touch to confirm the design before starting production using the automatically generated and protected high quality 3D print file. A 3D download is available to customers as well as a unique code for the configured gripper.
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.
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