Piab Offers New Bellow Suction Cups That Meet FDA 21CFR177.2600 and EU 1935/2004 Standards

Press Release Summary:

  • Available in four materials such as nitrile rubber (NBR), the non-marking HNBR, and two grades of silicone
  • The silicone grade cups are suitable in plastics and packaging industries
  • Offered in 13 and 26 mm diameter sizes

Original Press Release:

Piab Adds New Sizes to Bellows Suction Cup Line

Extra sizes, more functions in additional fittings, and entire bellows suction cup line in configurator.

Hingham, MA – Piab is extending its generic line of bellows suction cups to include cups measuring 13 and 26 mm in diameter. Another two new cup sizes will be added at a later stage, further broadening the already extensive application range of the company’s popular bellows suction cups.

“We decided to plug a few gaps in our size line-up for bellows suction cups. The extension will enable us to offer our customers an expanded range of options perfectly suited to their respective applications,” says Josef Karbassi, Vice President for Piab’s Automation Division.

“In addition to this, we have added extra fittings for several of our existing bellows cups, and the entire bellows suction cup line has been included in our popular customer online configurator,” he continues.

The wider range of fittings now available for a selected number of Piab’s bellows suction cups offers further optional functions, such as specialized flow-control valves and filters. To assist selection and tailor-made solutions, these fittings and the full range of standard bellows suction cups (B5 to B150) are featured in Piab’s configuration tool, available on the company’s website.

The new bellows cups are available in four different materials - nitrile rubber (NBR), the non-marking HNBR, and two grades of silicone. The standard grade silicone is used for bellows cups widely used within the plastics and packaging industries, and the alternative food-grade silicone is offered for cups used by industries that need to adhere to hygiene standards set by the US (FDA 21CFR177.2600) and/or the EU (EU 1935/2004).

“The very high and consistent quality of our bellows suction cups stems from the fact that we use certified and high-quality materials. Our customers appreciate that they can trust that each new batch of cups they order will be the same as the last one they had from us,” says Josef Karbassi.

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 almost 500 employees and SEK 1.2bn in sales 2018, 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
E-mail: mike.tuohey@piab.com

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