Piab is proud to introduce the first vacuum generators with integrated controls belonging to the piCOMPACT®23 platform – a new larger member of the piCOMPACT® family.
The ejectors are powered by brand new COAX® multistage cartridges – SX12 and SX42 with large flow capacity in combination with respectable vacuum level and high reliability, even in dusty and humid environments.
With both SX12 and SX42 in place, the piCOMPACT®23 family is complete from a vacuum performance point of view. The capacity span will cover single-stage ejectors from 1.2 mm – 3.0 mm and still offer up to 50% lower energy consumption. An additional "top silencer" is also released to suit the SX42 (needed for all piCOMPACT®23 with SX42).
The piCOMPACT®23 platform is designed in the same way as the smaller piCOMPACT®10X with maximum configuration flexibility for customers. The flexible design has proven to be one of the best unique selling points against competitor's corresponding vacuum generators with integrated controls.
piCOMPACT®23 stand-alone has basically the same functions and features as the smaller piCOMPACT®10X, but upsized to meet more flow demanding or ”larger” vacuum systems.
piCOMPACT® is an ejector family with integrated controls, so called compact or ”all-in-one” ejector unit. It is a stackable platform with the possibility to mount several units in the same manifold and have common pneumatic and electrical connections. The focus during development has been on the most significant ”key criteria” for these types of pumps, reliability and speed, as well as introducing some brand new attractive features/functions. That in combination with our state-of-the-art vacuum engine, COAX®, the product is outstanding. By working at low feed pressure and maximizing the utilization rate of the compressed air, the COAX® ejectors reduce energy consumption for manufacturers while increasing productivity and reliability.
The intelligent Energy-Saving (ES) function effectively turns off the compressed air usage when set vacuum level is achieved. An additional feature connected to the ES function, ACM (Automatic Condition Monitoring), eliminates the issue of ”motor-boating”, where the vacuum generator cycles on and off repeatedly in case of leakage. ACM automatically senses if ES is needed or not. It can also be used for monitoring when it is time to replace worn out suction cups, a leakage warning signal is available. With integrated dust resistant, fast switching valves for on/off and blow-off as part of the complete piCOMPACT® package, reliability, uptime and speed of operation can be ensured.
The piCOMPACT® vacuum ejectors are available in a broad selection to fit with a variety of systems, including those that require very low feed pressure or extra deep vacuum levels. In addition, the compact ejectors can be easily integrated into existing production lines with no modifications required, and can be quickly configured to meet individual manufacturing needs.
Products in the piCOMPACT® range are ideal for robot handling systems. It can be pick-and-place of small parts, common for electronics, semiconductor, packaging and plastics with piCOMPACT®10X. For medium and larger robot systems, the piCOMPACT®23 platform is ideal in applications such as palletizing, sheet-metal press-to-press transfer and loading/unloading of large sheets in different materials.
We are confident in our belief that many customers will benefit from our strategy in providing a highly modular concept. It can easily be configured to suit everyone's specific needs. There is no such versatile pump on the market like the new piCOMPACT®23.