New Vacuum Conveyor Eliminates Need for Manual Adjustments at Feed Point

Press Release Summary:

  • piFLOWp SMART Enables users to save time when changing from one material to another, increasing productivity of their operations
  • Designed to cater for an endless range of different powders and granules
  • Suitable for producers within food and pharma sectors

Original Press Release:

Piab’s Vacuum Conveying Changeover Champion

Machine learning in the new, unique piFLOW®p SMART takes vacuum conveying to a new level.

Hingham, MA – Offering six times faster changeover, Piab’s Changeover Champion vacuum conveyor piFLOW®p SMART enables users to save time when changing from one material to another, increasing the productivity of their operations. Changeover that would take one hour in a conventional vacuum conveyor takes only 10 minutes in the company’s new and unique vacuum conveyor.

A world first, piFLOW®p SMART is a self-optimizing vacuum conveyor targeted primarily at industries handling many different materials and/or those in which frequent changes need to be made. This makes the conveyor ideally suited for producers within the food and pharma sectors, where its full changeover potential will have great impact, saving time and money.

With each new conveying cycle, the piFLOW®p SMART will prove its name, using machine learning to automatically tune the process by configuring and optimizing a flawless flow of materials, set at the correct rate.

“After just a few cycles, piFLOW®p SMART has figured out what type of material it is dealing with and will automatically adjust itself to optimize how the material is conveyed. There is no longer a need for operators to re-adjust settings between different batches of materials. piFLOW®p SMART will do it for you with higher accuracy than even the most experienced operator can deliver,” explains Milan Bratt, Product Manager Vacuum Conveying.

piFLOW®p SMART is a stand-alone system that has been designed to cater for an endless range of different powders and granules. Strategically placed sensors assist the conveyor’s auto-tuning system to control and fine-tune in accordance with environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity that affect the properties of the conveyed material. By automatically adjusting the carrying air, the piFLOW®p SMART vacuum conveyor eliminates the need for manual adjustments at the feed point. The filling level is also constantly monitored by two level sensors, safeguarding against filter damage.

Requiring only a minimal amount of maintenance, piFLOW®p SMART is easy to install, learn to use and operate. It is the smart choice and the ultimate conveyor for industries handling many different materials, where given a chance Piab’s Changeover Champion will prove to be the perfect performance and productivity promoter.

About Piab

Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. With 430 employees and SEK 1bn in sales 2017, Piab is a global organization, serving customers in almost 70 countries from a network of subsidiaries and distributors. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab's vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.

For more information, please Contact:

Mike Tuohey

Regional Marketing Manager, Americas

Tel: 800 321 7422


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