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Value Line suction cups

Taking PVC out of basic vacuum systems

Date 02/12/2015

Value Line® suction cups offer PVC free alternative for carton erectors and simple grippers

Taby, SwedenThe suction cups in Piab’s Value Line® are proving popular with customers. The reason is simple: the cups make sense. Economically because they offer great value for the money, and environmentally, because they are made in a recyclable thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material rather than environmentally troublesome polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Combining the characteristics of rubber and plastic, TPE is a strong and durable, yet pliable material that is gaining popularity as an alternative to PVC in numerous applications.

All Value Line® suction cups are made in TPE, making them more environmentally friendly and easy to recycle. Readily available globally, the cups have been carefully designed to suit standard applications for vacuum-based automated systems, and are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

The comprehensive Value Line® cup range comprises 21 suction cups in three different designs: flat-concave, bellows, and long bellows, each in seven different sizes ranging from 20 to 75mm in diameter. The abrasion resistant cups show good wear resistance, and a thin sealing lip combined with built-in level compensation provides a good grip even on slightly textured and corrugated surfaces.  

The uniform, consistent, and cost-effective performance of the Value Line® cups makes them ideally suited for use in automated injection moulding systems as well as in case erecting machines. The flat-concave suction cups have a low build height and are easy to install onto gripper tools and robot arms. The competitively priced Value Line® cups are offered at discounted prices for large volumes.

The Value Line® products offer the low-end of the market what Piab has been delivering to its high-end customers for over 60 years – expertise, innovation, and global, uniform delivery and service. Today, the company serves both ends of the market with its premium cups and its range of more basic, standard cups.

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 almost 70 countries. Its headquarters are in Sweden.

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