Piab, Hingham, Mass., introduced piPUMP23, a vacuum pump aimed at automated industrial procedures involving packaging products.

Fully configurable, piPUMP23 is available with either one or two COAX SX12/SX42 multi-stage vacuum ejection cartridges, and can be supplied with or without cleanable and replaceable filters in two optional sizes. The pump can be configured for up to three vacuum connections, making it suitable for a variety of applications and industrial settings. 

Retained from the piCOMPACT platform is Piab’s proprietary amplified blow-off (ABO) feature, which ensures that 100% of the compressed air is channeled through to the cups during blow-off, providing a strong and efficient release. The feature is also useful for floating suction cups whilst positioning them in, for instance, ergonomic lifting aids.