Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Suction Cups open bags in bag filling machines.

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February 27, 2014 - Measuring 26 mm and 33 mm in diameter, respectively, Models F26 and F33 are used on horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal machines to securely grip plastic film material used for bags in consumer and food industry. Thin conformable lip with unique cleat design underneath is made to prevent film/sheet from being sucked in, preventing damage while optimizing lifting force. Made of silicone material that complies with FDA standards, suction cups have temperature range of -40 to 392°F.

Piab AB

Sjoflygvagen 35, Sweden

Original Press Release

Suction Cup Ideal for Opening Bags in Bag Filling Machines

Press release date: February 19, 2014

Hingham, MA—Piab, a global leader in industrial vacuum technology, offers two new suction cups designed for opening bags in the consumer and food industry. The F26 and F33 suction cups provide a strong, secure grip while trying to handle this difficult to grip plastic film material.  Suited for horizontal and vertical form and fill and seal machines, the cup is ideal for the bag opening sequence.

The flat shape of the cups available in two diameters of 26 and 33 mm have a very thin conformable lip with an unique cleat design underneath that has been specially made to prevent the film/sheet from being sucked in, thus preventing damage while enhancing lifting force.

The sealing properties of the cup compensate for leakage, allowing users to avoid unopened bags, preventing machine slowdowns and designing a more efficient handling solution overall.  Other applications include handling and thin and sensitive sheets, such as paper and plastic films.

Made of silicone material that complies with FDA standards, Piab’s new suction cups have a wide temperature range of -40°F to 392°F.

Available in a push-on style of mounting, the cups provide a quick and easy changeover thus increasing uptime and productivity.

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 more than 50 countries. Its headquarters are in Sweden. For more information about Piab vacuum solutions for a diverse range of applications, visit www.piab.com.

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