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Robot increases performance and consumes less compressed air

10/09/2019

Background Animex, a plastics manufacturer, challenged an ABB strategic partner to design a new vacuum solution for its Xflex integrated work cell.  Animex wanted to reduce energy and increase performance.

Münster Osnabrück airport increased effiency and reduced strain injuries

10/09/2019

Background Münster Osnabrück Airport is an international airport situated in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. Some of the workers had suffered slipped discs and were not able to work due to.

A large global coffee and tea company improves the working conditions for their operators and increases the productivity

10/09/2019

Background A large global tea and coffee company active in more than 80 countries, wanted to convey coffee from the grinder to a sieve. Every time there was a stop.

Enhanced working environment in Jysk Distribution Center

10/09/2019

Background Jysk is an international retail chain that sells everything for your home and comprises some 2,500 stores in 49 countries worldwide. The total staff consists of nearly 22,000 employees..

RPC Tedeco Gizeh saves energy and reduces maintenance costs

10/09/2019

Background RPC Tedeco Gizeh is a leading manufacturer of thermoformed drinking cups and vending cups. Piab partner Cymru Automation works with RPC on a variety of process improvement projects. The.

Half the air consumption while saving engineering time

10/09/2019

Background The customer wanted to save energy and be consistent with picking up parts while loading and unloading laser welded blanks (sheet metal blanks). They were looking for a more.

Bustling manufacturer increases productivity and plant efficiency

10/09/2019

Background US-based Globe Die Cutting Products specializes in automatic die cutting and manufacturing for a wide range of industries. To keep up with its demanding production schedule, the company sought.

Tube manufacturer reduces energy consumption with industrial vacuum conveyor

10/09/2019

Background Tectubes, a Swedish manufacturer of tubes for the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and chemical industries, needed a conveying solution that would reduce manufacturing downtime and decrease maintenance costs. In.

Frigorífico Marba increases productivity by 30% in production process

10/09/2019

Background One of the greatest Brazilian producers of industrialized meat products, Frigorífico Marba, has constantly expanded its product line to include new offerings. In recent years, this increase has also.

Maintenance costs and downtime significantly reduced

10/09/2019

Background Millboard is a family owned manufacturer of polyurethane decking boards for commercial and domestic usage. A typical place where their decking boards would be used would be in gardens.

Improved safety around baggage handling and reduced risk of injury

10/09/2019

Background Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, Air Canada serves close to 35 million passengers annually and.

Productivity increased by 80% in the stamping process of hard-to-handle parts

10/09/2019

Background Volkswagen Brazil produces high quantities of passenger vehicles at its plant in Anchieta, where an improved work environment and smoother assembly process are imperative. VW needed an effective solution.

Strong reduction of chipping tablets by using our piFLOW®t tablet conveyor with pre-separator

10/09/2019

Background A large German company in the pharmaceutical industry was having problems with the conveying of paracetamol tablets for some time. There was very frequent chipping of the tablets during.

Air cargo handling improved at leading air cargo carrier

10/09/2019

Background SAS Cargo is the leading air cargo carrier to, from and within Scandinavia offering cargo capacity on over 700 flights covering all of Scandinavia. SAS Cargo’s handling operations have.

Success with Piab vacuum conveyors at award winning contract packer

10/09/2019

Background The customer is a contract packer located in Wales, United Kingdom. The application was the transfer of garden care product granules from bulk bag into form fill seal machine.

Reduced assembly costs thanks to a piCOMPACT® all-in-one ejector

10/09/2019

Background A global company specializing in packaging for the pharmaceutical industry was looking for the possibility to build a more compact assembly. This assembly is required for the handling of.

Industry leader develops innovative vacuum solution for its “bag-in-a-box” system

10/09/2019

Background The BluePrint Automation Group is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of secondary packaging solutions for flexible and other hard-to-handle packages. The company wanted to design a.

Automated vacuum conveying with height constraints in the pharma market

10/09/2019

Background A&Z Pharmaceutical Inc. develops, manufactures and supplies premium quality Over The Counter pharmaceutical products and nutritional supplements. They are located on Long Island, New York, USA. With this customer.

Heathrow Airport airport increased effiency and reduced strain injuries

10/09/2019

Background Heathrow Airport is a major international airport in West London, England, UK. Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and.

Furniture maker looks to improve working conditions

10/09/2019

Background The company was looking to save money on running costs and improving operator working conditions by reducing noise. Verco in Buckinghamshire, UK follows an ECO Policy for green environmental considerations.

Automotive OEM reduces product damage with flexible grippers

10/09/2019

Background COMAU, an Italian automotive OEM, wanted to reduce the number of miniature valves that were being damaged during robotic engine assembly applications due to poor robot end effector gripping..

Replacing the mechanical vacuum pump in a large rubber factory

10/09/2019

Background A large Polish company specializing in the production of rubber encountered a problem with the high costs of servicing their mechanical vacuum pumps on injection molding machines for producing.

From 2-circuit system to a 5-circuit system while saving 66% compressed air

10/09/2019

Background In an application concerning lifting of heavy glass sheets, a manufacturer of lifting equipment uses a profile system with a frame of aluminium with internal vacuum channels. Worn out.

Integrated COAX® solution simplifies complex automation process

10/09/2019

Background A worldwide company producing furniture had encountered problems with unstable grips on work pieces during grinding operations. The system was based on continuous vacuum operation with a mechanical pump.

Parcel handling at TNT Express

10/09/2019

Background TNT Express is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies and since May 2016, part of FedEx. On a daily basis, TNT Express delivers close to one million.

Searching for a conveying solution in a leadership position

10/09/2019

Background Achieving a leadership position in the Fresh Dairy Products market would not be possible without the hygienic, efficient transporting of key ingredients. This is why Danone Poland was interested.

Reliable conveyors decrease downtime for tile manufacturers

10/09/2019

Background One of Europe’s most innovative producers of automatic systems for weighing and dosing applications, Euroelettra, was challenged to provide its customers in the ceramic tile industry a cost-effective and.

Improved laundry services in Berendsen

10/09/2019

Background Berendsen is the market leader in laundry services in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Berendsen also has a leading position in the Netherlands and a strong position in German hospitals.

SAR – A robot integrator saves 50% of air costs

10/09/2019

Background SAR integrates robots with compressed air driven vacuum pumps (single stage ejector). They contacted Piab to find solutions in areas which could be improved by our products. With Piab’s products, the.

Excessive downtime issues lead to opportunity for piFLOW® vacuum conveyor

10/09/2019

Background Urnex Brands, located in New York State USA, was looking to find a new effective method of transferring their powders into their packet/tablet machinery. They decided to strongly pursue.

Draper Tools reduced the risk of injuries to the operators

10/09/2019

Background Draper Tools Limited is a family-run company, located in Hampshire (UK), supplying hand tools to the industry. It occupies three local warehouse locations amounting to over half a million.

Dust-free filling thanks to the piFLOW®t vacuum conveyor with pre-separator

10/09/2019

Background A medium-sized company in the filling, weighing and packaging industry had a problem with the transport of a drying agent for the automotive sector. The employee carried out the.

53% reduction in air consumption

10/09/2019

Background Arla Foods, northern Europe’s largest cheese manufacturer, was looking for a new solution to handle its heavy rounds of cheese, which are coated in wax. Although the company’s existing.

OKI reduces maintenance and downtime with a safe, speedy conveying system

10/09/2019

Background OKI was founded in 1881 as Japan’s first telecommunications equipment manufacturer. At their plant in Glasgow, Scotland, more automated processes and equipment were introduced in order to remain competitive.

Sleek end-effector design reduces energy consumption by 34% for end user

10/09/2019

Background Based in Montgomery, Alabama, VonGal delivers quality, reliable, high-performance palletizing solutions to a multitude of industries. Recently, one of VonGal’s customers requested a robotic palletizing solution that was capable.

Customized gripping system reduces energy consumption by 30%

10/09/2019

Background Joulin Aero, a world-leader in automatic vacuum gripping technology, specializes in gripping solutions for porous and difficult-to-handle products. The company was recently challenged to design a universal vacuum gripping.

Success story: Piab vacuum conveyor solves micro bacterial contamination issue at a pharma plant

10/09/2019

Background Micro bacterial contamination was their biggest issue. The customer was using a refurbished competitive conveyor. Due to their lack of ability to reach desired flow rates, they decided to.

Reduced energy consumption and downtime in tooling and transferring process

10/09/2019

Background A manufacturer of military and commercial airplanes uses vacuum to hold plastic, wood and aluminium plates during tooling and transferring processes. The currently used electric vacuum pumps sometimes contaminated.

Polydata Huber reduces noise to 68dB with compressed air pumps

10/09/2019

Background Polydata Huber, a mid-size print shop in the German graphic industry, strives to provide an ideal work environment for employees. To battle heat and noise issues on the shop.

Piab reaches bigger heights with All-Fill

10/09/2019

Background All-Fill is a global OEM providing powder filling stand alone and integrated filling lines. They required a simple customer solution to reliably and consistently transfer a fine chemical powder.

Sugar sieving output increased by 30% in the Confectionary/Candy segment

10/09/2019

Background A large customer in Germany produces organic sweets and has a need to sieve the fine sugar needed in the production. The customer was using a bucket conveyor, and.

Savings of replacement costs of €1,800 for a new rotary vane pump on VFFS machine

10/09/2019

Background Piab visited a producer and distributor of fresh, packaged salads. During the visit, they asked if Piab had a vacuum solution for vertical, form, fill and seal (VFFS) bagging.

Broadened market share for Spanish food industry manufacturer

10/09/2019

Background Filneapack manufactures original solutions for food industry end-users. The company wanted to design a machine that could handle bags ranging in weight from 200-1500 grams. The machine needed to.

Logistic operator increased ergonomics and reached financial benefits

10/09/2019

Background PostNord is Northern Europe’s largest messaging and logistics operator, as well as the worldwide leader in service quality and delivery performance. At PostNord they used to unload the trailers.

Doubled stacking speed without damage to products

10/09/2019

Background S2F Engineering designs integrated automated systems for pulp, paper, film and foil manufacturers. The company recently designed an automated machine to replace the manual method of filling plastic sleeves.

Vacuum pump P3010 reduces air consumption to a non-issue

10/09/2019

Background A manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fibre optic connection systems assemble electronic components onto flexible thin film circuits to be used for automotive computers. The manufacturer was searching for.

Premium coffee producer experiences rapid amortization with automated conveying solution

10/09/2019

Background The Drury Tea & Coffee Company, located in central London, has been meeting high production demands by leveraging innovative manufacturing solutions.  Drury needed an automated conveying solution that could.

Improved work-station safety with reduced handling time

10/09/2019

Background World-leading manufacturer of ceramic membrane separation techniques, Pall Exekia, wanted a less laborious, safer and more efficient transfer system for alumina powder. The company had been manually hoisting 25kg.

Automotive fuel tank manufacturer decreases changeover time

10/09/2019

Background TI Automotive, a world leading supplier of fuel systems, recently approached Piab to come up with an innovative way to improve automated handling of its complexly-shaped plastic fuel tanks..

Wrigley Poland sees reduction in energy consumption, maintenance and cleaning time

10/09/2019

Background Wrigley is a name well-known in the consumer goods industry for its wide variety of chewing gum and mints. Wrigley Poland recently decided to follow the company move toward.

Printing company discovers out-of-the-box vacuum solution

10/09/2019

Background Warners plc, a magazine and brochure printer based in the UK, purchased a new, state-of-the-art binder. The binder was selected for its high productivity level, and so an out-of-the-box.

Split conveyor system proves ideal for contamination issue

10/09/2019

Background The customer originally purchased an incline screw conveyor as a package system. The pain that the customer was having was that the screw conveyor was taking a very long.

General Motors utilizes 80% more efficient decentralized vacuum system

10/09/2019

Background General Motors (GM) needed a vacuum system that would function in harsh environments and provide a high level of performance and safety. The major automotive manufacturer saw a number.

Future proof conveying system for handling different types of tablets in a gentle but efficient way

10/09/2019

Background Piab has worked for many years with an OEM in Italy who is producing capsule filling machines. The OEM's end customer, located in the US, had a new medication.

Installation of Piab’s vacuum conveyor resulted in an additional yearly revenue of US$270,000

10/09/2019

Background A leading company within the flavours and fragrance industry wanted to enhance the conveying process of powder to mixers. They wanted to improve productivity by 20%, minimize contamination and.

Compact hygienic conveyor is just the right size

10/09/2019

Background A world leader in the pharmaceutical industry had only a small space in which to transfer granular ingredients from fluid bed dryers to sterile containers.  The company required an.

Reduced cleaning time by 600 hours with piFLOW®p

10/09/2019

Background A contract manufacturer for solid dosage forms develops and produces multi-layered tablets, film-coated tablets, sugar-coated tablets, pellets and hard gelatine capsules. In a highly competitive market, productivity improvements and.

Battery manufacturer powers ahead with Piab vacuum ejectors

10/09/2019

Background MechTek Engineering Consultancy Ltd is a specialist mechanical engineering company with design, project and direct service capability.  A recent project was the design and build of a complete production.

Apolo obtains substantial savings in maintenance and operation costs

10/09/2019

Background Editorial Impresora Apolo, owned by Grupo Espinosa, one of the largest Mexican-owned companies in the graphic industry, sought to implement a new vacuum pump solution that would both improve.

Higher efficiency at airport baggage handling

10/09/2019

Background Göteborg Landvetter Airport is located in the western part of Sweden and Sweden's second largest international airport with over 100 destinations. In the area where baggage is loaded onto.

Increase your production on parts handling with piCLASSIC

10/09/2019

Background The customer’s issue was of not having enough suction to hold down the automotive parts properly. The part is a high performance hood, roof or trunk lid and accuracy.

Save 405,000 € for an investment of 8,300 €

10/09/2019

Background Merplas Decoma is the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. They design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components. They also engineer and assemble complete vehicles.

Flexible robotic solution results in 20% reduction in production time

10/09/2019

Background Promatech LLC, a robotic systems integrator, wanted to design an automated solution for handling heavy-duty corrugated cardboard containers that would eliminate pressure loss problems, reduce costs and improve workplace.

Food industry world leader Danone addresses downtime and efficiency

10/09/2019

Background Group DANONE is one of the world leaders in the food industry, providing fresh dairy products, bottled water, biscuits and cereal products to people around the globe. To remain.

Safety first for chemical company using Piab vacuum conveyors

10/09/2019

Background The customer makes products and chemicals for advanced materials. The manufacturing process involves several steps, one of which is transferring Taconic acid into a reactor. The customer previously hoisted.

Less wear and noise in sawing operation

10/09/2019

Background A producer of wooden structures for buildings and transport vehicles uses vacuum when handling wood panels and boards. They were looking for a more efficient and less noisy solution.

Achieving efficient and reliable transport with vacuum technology

10/09/2019

Background German engineering solutions provider W. Strothmann GmbH was searching for solutions that would transform its automation and handling technology for the automotive industry. The company wanted to design a.