Vacuum Solution handles plastic bags.

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Combining Models P6010 vacuum pump and BL40-3P polyurethane, dual durometer suction cup, COAX® vacuum solution is suited for packaging applications in food, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries. Vacuum pump equipped with cruise control option automatically maintains pre-set level of vacuum at suction point. With large inner neck diameter and high flow fitting, suction cup provides stability for high initial flow applications and seals uneven surfaces.

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Piab Introduces COAX® Vacuum Solution for Quick and Reliable Handling of Plastic Bags

First-of-its-Kind Package Combines Powerful P6010 Vacuum Pump with Air- Saving Cruise Control Feature and Durable New BL40-3P Suction Cup

Hingham, MA, -PIAB Vacuum Products, a global leader in industrial vacuum products, introduces a new COAX® vacuum solution for quick and reliable handling of plastic bags. The new package combines PIAB's most powerful vacuum pump, the P6010, with the company's air-saving Cruise Control (PCC) option and new BL40-3P Polyurethane, dual durometer suction cup. Specifically designed to address the core needs of plastic bag handling, this solution is ideal for packaging applications in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and medical industries.

Until now, bag handling with suction cups has been a very challenging task, resulting in regular errors and machine stoppages. PIAB's new plastic bag handling solution delivers higher process reliability by decreasing downtime that can result from dropped or damaged bags. Additionally, because of its unique design, users can handle a wider variety of bags to run with the same suction cup, thus decreasing changeover time.

At the heart of the plastic bag solution is the P6010 vacuum pump. Based upon the company's patented COAX multi-stage ejector technology, the P6010 provides up to 40% more flow than conventional vacuum pumps, while still reducing overall energy consumption. In order to optimize performance for plastic bag handling, the P6010 is equipped with PIAB's air-saving cruise control option, which automatically maintains a pre-set level of vacuum to ensure a consistent and reliable vacuum level is provided at the suction point. At its point of suction, the plastic bag solution features PIAB's new BL40-3P suction cup, made of DURAFLEX®, a strong, durable and elastic material with excellent sealing capability.

The BL40-3P's sealing lip is a very soft and thin (30 shore) durometer, while the multiple bellows is a more rigid (70 shore) durometer. The unique characteristics of the BL40-3P's design provides enough strength and stability for high initial flow applications, while still providing the softness and flexibility required to seal uneven surfaces.

With its better sealing capabilities and stronger, more stable bellows, the BL40-3P also allows applications to run at higher speeds. The larger inner neck diameter and specially designed high flow fitting allow the high initial flow needed for a secure grip. Also, the BL40-3P increases flexibility, as the suction cup is more pliable and better able to handle a variety of different size and shape plastic bags.

About PIAB

PIAB Vacuum Products is a leader in developing innovative vacuum technology for use in automated material handling and factory automation processes. PIAB provides innovative solutions designed to help improve productivity and efficiency in manufacturing processes around the world. For more information about PIAB's complete line of products, contact, PIAB USA, Inc., 65 Sharp Street, Hingham, MA 02043, or call 1-800-321-7422; visit

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