Piab updates its piCOMPACT range, a manifold-mounted and functional ejector system based on the energy-efficient COAX technology. 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. Components in the piCOMPACT range are suitable for pick-and-place operations where efficient handling of small, heavy parts is crucial, common for electronics, semiconductor, plastics, metal, small packaging, pick and place, robotic integration and the wood industry.
Using Piab’s COAX cartridges the piCOMPACT range provides three times more vacuum flow than similar products. This reduces energy consumption by 30-50% resulting in sustainability benefits as well as energy and cost savings. By offering an increased vacuum flow, piCOMPACT ejectors strengthen grip to increase pickup speed, minimize damage and reduce waste. piCOMPACT also allows faster release of products from the suction cups onto the production line for efficiency gains.
The intelligent Energy-Saving (ES) function turns off the compressed air usage when the set vacuum level is achieved. ACM, an additional feature connected to the ES function, eliminates the issue of “motor-boating”, where the vacuum generator cycles on and off repeatedly in case of leakage. ACM automatically senses if ES is needed or not. It can also be used for monitoring when it is time to replace worn out suction cups.
Products in the updated piCOMPACT range are smaller and lighter than conventional ejectors, reducing the total weight of vacuum handling systems. This innovative design allows vacuum systems to move more quickly to increase production capacity.
The piCOMPACT vacuum ejectors are available in a broad selection to fit with a variety of systems, including those that require very low feed pressure or extra deep vacuum levels. In addition, the compact ejectors can be easily integrated into existing production lines with no modifications required, and can be quickly configured to meet individual manufacturing needs.
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