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      Piab XLF suction cup handling glass

      Safe and flexible solution for sheet handling with vacuum

      Date 29/03/2012

      Extra large flat suction cups with optimum flexibility.

      Piab, a leading supplier of industrial vacuum technology, introduces a new line of extra-large flat suction cups that has been designed to handle various product sheets safely and securely in manufacturing environments.

      The XLF line of suction cups is available in four different diameter sizes 150 mm, 200 mm, 250 mm and 300 mm. All sizes are similarly designed with an aluminum plate molded into the durable and long lasting 60° Shore Nitrile-PVC rubber. This strong material that is PWIS/Silicone-free does not leave behind any marks on the handled product so no extra cleaning is required. The cups are ideal for sensitive surfaces as the soft material will not chip or damage the material being handled.

      As certain sheets sometimes have sharp edges or corners that can mar or cut a suction cup, leaving a possibility of diminished lifting capacity and a chance of products dropping, the XLF unique double lip design (inner and outer) increases safety in case of tear or overload.

      It is possible to use these cups in a customized mounting frame or lifting device. The build-in dimension of the four cups is identical as they are all of the same height. It is also possible to add features such as vacuum sensing and quick product release. The built-in cleats provide maximum suction cup gripping and these cups can handle weights up to 500 kg as well as up to 400 kg of shear force during vertical handling.

      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

      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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