Suction Cups & Grippers

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piCompact® MICRO

more piCOMPACT® is an ejector family with integrated controls, so called compact or ”all-in-one” ejector unit. It is a stackable platform with the possibility to mount several units in the same manifold and have common pneumatic and electrical connections.  With the state-of-the-art vacuum engine, COAX®, the product is outstanding. By working at low feed pressure and maximizing the utilization rate of the compressed air, the COAX® ejectors reduce energy consumption for manufacturers while increasing productivity and reliability.

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piGRIP Bag Lips

The piGRIP® bag lips have been developed to handle bags and pouchesmuch better than any other available suction cup on the market, including Piab's own silicone and PU bag cups.bag lip

The next generation of piGRIP® bag lips, known as "BGI", includes an internal retainer piece as well as three additional diameter sizes. The bag lips are ideal for handling different types of bag materials, especially hard-to-handle thin bag material, such as plastic film. The six diameter sizes now at 25, 34, 41, 48, 63 & 80 mm provides a larger range of sizes for choosing the exact cup for the handling application.

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Energy efficient micro-ejector system,
piCOMPACTPiab launches its piCOMPACT10 range, the first manifold-mounted and functional ejector system on the market based on the energy-efficient MICRO COAX® technology.

  • Provides three times more vacuum flow than similar products
  • Reduces energy consumption by 30-50 percent 
  • Available as a single unit or as 2-6 units mounted in a manifold

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Piab is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology with several innovative products and solutions to improve productivity in automation.PIAB eCatalog PIAB eCatalog

Piab's core technologies:

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Using suction cups is a lifting technique of many possibilities. You can, for example, handle board materials or concrete slabs, open bags, pick electronic components, label and hold objects. But different applications need different requirements. Piab offers one of the market’s widest ranges of suction cups so that each application will have its own solution.

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Vacuum Pumps/Generators

COAX® technology Piab's patent technology platform is an offshoot of the multistage technology. COAX® ensures excellent performance at both low and high feed pressures – ideal for situations where compressed air lines deliver air at low or fluctuating pressures.  Pumps based on the COAX® technology can operate within the range of 25 to 87 psi.vacuum pumps Piab vacuum pumps and generators

Piab vacuum pumps are of the multi-stage ejector type – a technology patented by Piab in 1973.  These vacuum pumps were developed to provide extra vacuum flow in combination with deep maximum vacuum levels while keeping energy consumption at a minimum. Piab pumps have no moving parts that vibrate or wear out – important features that contribute heavily to outstanding operational reliability and a pleasant, noise-free working environment.

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Vacuum Cartridges/Integration

cartridges COAX® is an advanced solution for creating vacuum with compressed air. Based on Piab’s multistage technology, 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 you with three times more vacuum flow than conventional systems, allowing you to increase speed with high reliability, while reducing energy consumption.

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Piab VGS™ – A product design where high quality DURAFLEX® suction cups are integrated with vacuum cartridges based on the patented COAX® technology. The “vacuum gripper” makes selection, sizing and installation of a vacuum system easier. With a VGS™ you will enjoy the benefits of a more cost-efficient and reliable vacuum system.

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XLF Extra Large Flat suction cupsExtral large flat suction cups

Suitable for handling large and heavy sheets, such as glass and metal, with a flat or slightly concave surface, the XLF line of suction cups are 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. The cups are ideal for sensitive surfaces as the soft material will not chip or damage the material being handled. Friction pattern increases safety and capability to handle tilted or standing glass/metal sheets. Double lip design increases safety against over-load or tear on the outer lip. Auxiliary port, suitable for vacuum sensing or efficient blow-off/release.

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Double capacity ejector fits popular format

Piab Value Line EjectorPiab is introducing a complement to its range of Value Line® vacuum ejectors. The new aluminum block mounted ejector is dimensioned to emulate a popular ejector format, making it easy to install into many existing systems. Offering improved performance and more energy-efficient operation, the ejector is a cost-effective and easy-to-install alternative for operators of basic automated vacuum systems.

The capacity of the new ejector is twice that of our inline ejectors. But the really clever advantage is that it is designed to slot nicely into existing systems, where it will offer better performance and more energy-efficient operation for the same price as competing ejectors.

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Piab Rectangular Suction CupsRectangular Suction Cups

The RB20x40P cup was developed, by Piab, specifically for handling flow-packed bars of sweets, but it can of course be used for any small, rectangular flow pack packages. It provides safe and secure handling without damaging either the packaging or its content.

Made in a specially developed material that features the elasticity of rubber and wear resistance of polyurethane, DURAFLEX® suction cups are particularly suitable for handling uneven and porous surfaces.  Designed with a single bellows, the cup has a low overall height, making it easy to fit into space-restricted areas. Additionally, in order to provide the correct orientation when installed, the RB20x40P is available with two alternative fittings.

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piCOMPACT®23 is now available with a range of unique and patented added features

piCOMPACT23Improved and intelligent blow-off functions, a split unit design, and a self-adhesion control feature are a few of the new added extras on offer in Piab’s premium piCOMPACT®23 vacuum generator platform. This impressive range of proprietary and patented added features, which also includes IO-Link communication, has the potential to provide optimal vacuum generation for every application.

The compact, all-in-one ejector platform is stackable; up to four units can share the same manifold and pneumatic connections, such as a common feed pressure and exhaust. The option to utilize a split unit design and separate the ejector from the control unit offers added flexibility, particularly where space is limited or for minimizing the weight carried by robot arms.

The integrated and patented valve of Piab’s proprietary Blow-off feature ensures more efficient and energy-saving blow-off, enabling faster production cycles. It can also be used to float suction cups whilst positioning them in, for instance, ergonomic lifting aids, or simply to clean suction cups in dusty environments.

A patented Intelligent Blow-off (IBO) feature automatically switches off the blow-off when the vacuum is gone, offering further energy-saving. This feature is also compatible with the bi-stable (latching) on/off valves that can be used in systems prone to emergency stops or those handling expensive objects.