piSMART® vacuum technology will enable more energy-efficient and productive processes.
Taby, Sweden – With vacuum technology already focused on energy-efficiency and productivity, Piab's Industry 4.0 strategy piSMART® will offer a further boost for customers wishing to operate as energy-efficiently and productively as possible.
Piab has already introduced numerous Energy Saving (ES) features in its market-leading vacuum technology products. In the company's piSMART® range of products, these energy saving features will be built on and further expanded through the addition of internet connectivity. Features such as Automatic Level Determination (ALD), Automatic Condition Monitoring (ACM), Automatic Blow-Off (ABO), Intelligent Blow-Off (IBO) and Automatic Timer Blow-Off (ATBO) all contribute to reduced energy consumption. In large vacuum systems, these features can help reduce the air consumption by up to 90 percent in every cycle.
Access to cloud-based "big data" analysis tools will further strengthen the ability to monitor and control energy consumption, assuring even more energy-efficient production. For example, data from one production site can be compared with data from other sites, helping to adjust settings for maximised efficiency.
In the near future, Piab plans to introduce a growing number of piSMART® and "Industry 4.0"-ready vacuum technology products, continuing its focus on and commitment to energy-efficiency and productivity. First, the company will concentrate on getting an increasing number of its most advanced vacuum technology products equipped for the smart factories of the future. However, work is also underway on a more intelligent piSMART® conveyor and piSMART® ergonomic Vaculex® vacuum lifting solutions.
Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. With 430 employees and SEK 1 bn in sales 2017, Piab is a global organization, serving customers in almost 70 countries from a network of subsidiaries and distributors. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab's vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.
Häla El Sheemy Washbrook, Vice President Marketing and Communications Manager
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