Piab has unveiled a vacuum controlled proportional pressure regulator that can enhance the performance of an ejector pump while saving 30 percent to 50 percent in energy cost — the piSAVE optimize.
The piSAVE optimize is a fully pneumatic device that is easy to install and utilize, making it the perfect pressure regulator for air-driven ejectors/pumps. This regulator allows end-users to calibrate the desired vacuum level, eliminating the need to adjust the feed pressure.
Additionally, the piSAVE optimize can also monitor the vacuum level in a system. The feed pressure on the compressed air to the vacuum ejector/pump is automatically regulated to maintain the desired vacuum level. In this manner, the vacuum level is kept constant and energy/air usage is also reduced.
Aside from that, piSAVE delivers maximum feed pressure/vacuum flow to a vacuum pump until vacuum level starts to increase. This means that the pick up speed in handling applications will remain the same and the initial amount of vacuum flow will not be reduced.
In order to maintain the vacuum at a set level, piSAVE optimize quickly reacts to the changes in the degree of leakage into the vacuum system or the changes in compressed air pressure.
piSAVE optimize is also offered in two variants. The click-on version easily regulates pressure by an adjustment knob and is designed for piCLASSIC and CLASSIC lines of vacuum pumps. On the other hand, the stand-alone unit features a simple connection for any air-driven vacuum pump.
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