Piab Group Automated Gripping, Lifting and Moving Food Processing Solutions
Piab is evolving automation through progressive gripping, lifting and moving solutions. We believe in an automated world where no resources are wasted, and no humans are injured.
Piab specialises in automated process equipment and solutions for the food processing industry. In addition, we engage with customers across numerous other industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals and additive manufacturing.
Safe, efficient and intelligent transfer of food ingredients and products
Piab has more than 50 years of experience in vacuum conveying and ensures a hygienic working environment for any food processing company processing or handling sensitive, allergen or fragile materials.
With our high-tech conveying systems, both the product and user are well protected.
Vacuum conveying is driven by a demand for faster, more efficient processes, as well as sustainability demands for cleaner, safer and more environmentally friendly operations.
Automated conveyors are steadily replacing manual material handling processes worldwide, and more recently, sensor technology and machine learning are starting to be used to ensure consistency and safety in handling as companies move towards industry 4.0.
Conveying food materials with high demands
piFLOW®p is specialised for conveying powder and granules transfer in premium industries with high requirements on segregation management, hygiene, material and process control such as food processing and nutraceutical production.
It is designed with a stainless-steel, acid-resistant body (ASTM 316L) with a high-quality surface finish to meet the hygienic demands of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
High throughput at a small footprint, where material transportation within different process steps in a contained and secure way, ensures toxins and allergens are contained within the piping and conveyor system, making the method reliable for operators and the environment.
piFLOW®p is also widely used to reclaim excessive material in the production process, either to scrap it or to feed the matter back to the process, handled safely, not depending on operator interaction.
Based on ever-stricter requirements operational safety and hygiene in food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, piFLOW®p is gas and atmosphere explosive (ATEX) certified and comes with a wet-in-place (WIP) option.
Autotuned conveying systems enabling faster material changeover
piFLOW®p SMART is a complete system that allows for six times faster material changeover. It uses machine learning to automatically configure the process, resulting in an optimised flow of materials.
Smart enough to configure itself and quickly adjust settings considering environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity, it beats even the most experienced operator every time.
Food grade guaranteed material handling
piFLOW®fc is a conveyor widely used in the industry where food grade quality is a demand. It has a high throughput performance, as well as a small footprint. This conveyor is often used as an alternative to mechanical conveyors when there is a requirement for dust-free conveying or low maintenance.
Another advantage is that the pump is based on COAX® technology, which is the most energy-efficient way to produce vacuum.
Our food grade conveyors are designed with a stainless-steel body (ASTM 304) and seals in direct product contact zones that comply with FDA to meet the demands of industrial food grade applications.
Efficient conveying of fragile food products
piFLOW®t is designed with a stainless-steel body (ASTM 316L) and meets the high hygienic demands of FDA.
Furthermore, piFLOW®t is ATEX certified and suitable for transporting fragile materials, where the unique piGENTLE® functionality secures a smooth and stable product flow.
Typical applications are the transfer of tablets, capsules and other delicate products for pharmaceutical industries.
Ever since it was founded in 1951, Piab has been developing new inventions such as the first multistage vacuum ejector, vacuum pumps, suction cups and conveyors.
The company serves customers across the world and offers ergonomic handling and robotic gripping solutions, which complement the company´s traditional vacuum automation and vacuum conveying solutions.
We have also registered more than 65 patents over the years and is still taking the lead in the industry, with a substantial stake in R&D, and will continue to provide the customers with progressive gripping, lifting and moving solutions.
Products and Services
piFLOW®p is specialised for conveying powder and granules transfer in premium industries with high requirements on hygiene and process control such as the food industry.
piFLOW®p SMART is a stand-alone system with machine learning software and sophisticated algorithms that run the application to reach the maximum capacity for the conveyed material, basically it is a self-optimising conveying system.
PiFLOW®fc is specialised for conveying powder and granules in food industries producing for example chocolates, cookies, chips, spices and coffee.
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