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      innovations piFLOW

      piFLOW®p – taking powder transport to the next dimension

      Date 08/10/2012

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      Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, introduces piFLOW®p. It is the next generation of premium conveyor line from Piab. piFLOW®p meets the high demand from the food and pharmaceutical industries. With its proven design for robustness and cleanability, Piab conveyors are regarded as the leading option for vacuum conveying worldwide. With the launch of piFLOW®p we will not only take another step in terms of technology but also in flexibility, dynamic documentation and lead time.

      The vacuum generated by piFLOW®p is produced in the most energy efficient way, namely through utilizing COAX® cartridges. The COAX® cartridges are smaller, more efficient and more reliable than conventional ejectors, which allows for the design of a flexible, modular and efficient vacuum system. A vacuum system based on COAX® technology can provide your customer with three times more vacuum flow than conventional systems, while reducing energy consumption. Also, by using COAX® it gives a flexibility to upgrade the pump capacity in a snap.

      The piFLOW®p family has a side mounted pump to make the conveyor even more compact hence a lower building height. Also, to further improve the conveyor line, both the silencer and the central exhaust are integrated in the pump, to create a better working environment. For the user there are also clear advantages in the simplicity to disconnect the pump for service and maintenance.

      "The new piFLOW®p design makes it possible to tailor your conveyor and at the same time have instant access to technical data, drawings and CAD files on www.piab.com. This makes the integration work much easier as you can change your configuration parameters online and see if the conveyor system fits into your application, instead of waiting weeks for a new drawing from the supplier. Our goal is to cut down project lead time for our customers without compromising flexibility", says Josef Ramslöv, Vice President Material Handling Division.

      Piab has also incorporated the great features from previous Piab conveyor families into the new family, e.g. the ability to handle a large variety of products from bridging to free flowing powder; the flexibility to increase batch volume without having to buy a totally new conveyor; the simple design to make it easy to clean between different batches for increasing the up-time.

      piFLOW®p is designed according to USDA and GMP guidelines. All materials are FDA approved and all configurations can be delivered with an ATEX Dust certificate.

      Shortly, Piab will also open up the possibility for customers using their existing conveyor line to upgrade their pump module with this new pump module giving them access to the new advantages.

      The modular design of piFLOW®p will also permit the improvement of availability and cut delivery times down to approximately three weeks, all from a new assembly line in Frankfurt, Germany.

      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®, the next 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 has a worldwide organization with subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries, with headquarters 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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