Friday, October 23, 2015

Piab's piCOMPACT® Family Is Growing With The New piCOMPACT All-in-one Ejector Unit

This just in from our very innovative friends at Piab:
piCOMPACT® all-in-one ejector unit
The piCOMPACT® family is growing with the new piCOMPACT®23.

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. Depending on what you do, there is a piCCOMPACT product ideal for you.

If this is your industry: Smaller vacuum systems, such as removal of small plastic parts from molds with cups and pick-and-place of electronic components, including electronics, semiconductors & packaging. Medium or larger vacuum systems, such as palletizing of boxes, sorting, sheet metal press-to-press transfer and loading/unloading of different sheet materials.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mark it. Read it. A Special Invitation

For the first time ever FPE Automation welcomes Cognex and Panasonic for a special event.

Spend the day immersed in live demos and informative sessions with the experts. Featuring Cognex handheld and fixed mount readers and Panasonic laser markers. Enjoy free giveaways and a delicious lunch.

We’ll be skipping the easy targets and jumping right in to the issues our clients tell us they are facing today. Poor focus, low contrast, washed out originals. Items that are difficult to mark. Finder degradation and background problems. They all result in process bottlenecks. We’ll show you how you can eliminate those with the right tools. You’ll find more information about that here.

It doesn’t end there. Take away long-term benefits. Bring in examples of what you’d like marked and read. Attend our application Q&A session after the presentations. Panasonic’s specialists will take your samples back to their laser marking lab and prepare you a custom, comprehensive report tailored to your organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to leverage some of the world’s top expertise in the field and put it to work for you!

FPE Automation
Training Center
110 Gordon Street
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Seminar: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Application Q&A with the experts:
2:00 - 4:00 pm

For more information and to register:
Or call 847-364-7455

Download/view Mark it. Read it. Event flyer in PDF format (50 kb).

Attendance is limited. In order to ensure that every guest receives individual attention from experts, we're presenting this as a private event, not open to the general public. If you have an account with FPE Automation, feel free to register! If you don't, please contact us to attend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FPE Automation Air Saver Demo

Live Demonstration: Air Savings

In this live demonstration, FPE Automation's sales manager, Scott Massie shows air usage savings of 17.7% to 64.9%. Scott uses an air reservoir pre-charged to around 85 PSI, a double-acting Bimba cylinder, a MAC valve stack, an Omron PLC and touch screen linked with a pressure transducer on the air tank. The cylinder runs in full pressure extend full pressure retract vs. 20 PSI retract. The results are impressive. Interested? Contact FPE.