Piab’s new piSAVE sense valve has a new design that work well in any orientation, even upside down. It is dirt tolerant and increases vacuum flow through the valve when vacuum level decreases to compensate for leakage.
piSAVE sense flow control/check valves are used for object sensing on flexible vacuum handling devices with a centralized vacuum pump. The valves allow several suction cups to miss, or partly miss, sheets/objects and still maintain enough vacuum level in the system and also offer a fast-release or blow-off. Traditional flow/check valves for suction cups such as ball-seat valves have proven to be very sensitive to orientation and dirt.
User benefits include reduced need of vacuum pump capacity. You only use cups needed for the task, lowering pump investment and energy consumption. Users can also build flexible lifting devices that can serve a variety of different size or shape panels/sheets. This eliminates the need for multiple lifting devices.
Available as an integrated option for Piab’s piGRIP configurable suction cups, piSAVE sense can also be used as a stand-alone product for any type or brand of suction cup.
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