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Piab Inc.

Piab Inc.

Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments. By leveraging the ongoing technological development in automation and robotics, and targeting high-growth segments and geographies, Piab's vision is to become the global leader in gripping and moving solutions.

Mailing Address:
65 Sharp Street
Hingham, Massachusetts 02043
United States of America

Tel: 8003217422



Company Category: Industrial Robotics

Company Sector: Manufacturing

Keywords: vacuum generator pump cobot gripper

Partner Status: Marketing Partner


Piab’s Kenos KCS Gripper

Piab's Kenos KCS Gripper

Piab's Kenos KCS gripper enables a collaborative robot to handle just about anything at any time. Combining Piab's proprietary air-driven COAX vacuum technology with an easily replaceable technical foam that molds itself around any surface or shape, the gripper can be used to safely grip, lift and handle any object. Standard interface (ISO) adapters enable the whole unit to be attached to any cobot type on the market with a body made in a lightweight 3D printed material. Approved by Universal Robots as a UR+ end effector.


Reinventing Intralogistics

A comprehensive approach to automation requires networking - not just between the individual components. Because for something really ground-breaking to emerge, already the development must be aligned.

The dm Drugstore Distribution Center Relies on Piab Suction Cups

An average of 3,500 pallets are delivered and picked there every day. A large part of the pallets is depalletized with Piab’s DURAFLEX® suction cups BX52P and fed into the order picking chain.

Automated Palletizing of Sweet Tea and Juice From a Cold Room

While palletizing cartons is a regular automation application, doing so from a cold room that is regularly hosed with water to stay clean is a specific challenge. Motion Controls Robotics overcame these by using vacuum technology from Piab supplied by Neff Grp Dist.

Advantages of Vacuum driven Soft Grips for Food Production

The main advantage of having lightweight EOAT is the ability to handle the objects while not adding much weight to the end of the robot arm. This enables using smaller robots/machines as all their power can be utilized to handle the food products.


We have developed specialized lifting solutions to solve the problems with repetitive strain injuries of manual handling in most of the areas in a Distribution Center (receiving dock, storage area, picking area, shipping dock). Booth #2602

With Piab’s Bag Grippers, Sapho Increases Its Pace

The impetus was that we wanted to get more power out of the machine and wanted to pack the pallets cleaner and more dimensionally stable. The technology, the know-how and the service convinced us of Piab, after we looked at several manufacturers.

PACK EXPO 2019 - Piab

Piab is proud to introduce to Pack Expo the new soft gripping tool piSOFTGRIP®, developed especially with food industry automation in mind. The vacuum-based soft gripper will grip sensitive and lightweight objects of odd geometries and/or an unusual surface. Booth #C-4736

Talking Automate 2019 with PIAB

Booth #8360 - piCOBOT®, an EOAT designed for collaborative robots (cobots) using brand new technology from Piab to handle products on a Universal cobot.

Choose Your Cobot Vacuum Gripper Wisely

Plug-and-play cobots offer a perfect transition from manual handling or assembly to more automated operations. But, it is important to choose one with a powerful and safe grip!

Kissing It Better: Lifting Ergonomically with Vacuum

By using the right suction and the right lips for the job, you really can “kiss it better” before lifting, rather than after.

Filling Without Spilling

Watching a form-fill-seal machine in operation is rather fascinating. It looks so easy, but the precision technology needed to ensure that bag after bag is being filled without breaking, or its intended content being misdirected and wasted, is far from simple.

Vacuum-based Bag Handling

Traditionally, vacuum-based bag handling systems have been marred by problems to the extent that it has been almost impossible to use them.

Added Value From An Ejector With Integrated Controls?

Air-driven ejectors are gaining pace as the vacuum source for suction cup handling equipment on robots and special purpose machines (ex: case/carton erectors, de-stackers, unloading equipment, etc.)

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Press Releases

piSAFE® - now even safer

Since its introduction in 2021, piSAFE® has clearly been the vacuum ejector of choice where an exceptionally high level of gripping safety is necessary for a stable manufacturing process. The key feature being the vacuum safety valve which maintains the vacuum level in the COAX® based pump at all times.

piCOBOT® Electric breaks the barriers of cobot arm movement

"This is the most versatile and energy efficient electric pump unit on the market for cobot applications", says Madeleine Sheikh, Global Product Manager at Piab Group.

Piab USA Announces New Office Location in Canton, MA

The new office, located at 100 Energy Drive], will serve as the central hub for Piab USA's operations, housing its management, sales, support, R&D and distribution center.

New piCOBOT® plug & play configuration for FANUC CRX cobots

Piab continues the journey to make our foremost cobot tool family available to all end users. We now offer piCOBOT® and piCOBOT®L in completely FANUC CRX adapted versions. Plug & Play in every aspect.

Selected AVAC Products Now Available Under Piab Brand

In August 2022, Piab acquired AVAC, adding innovative products for sealed applications to their automation components business. After months of preparation, a selection of AVAC's product assortment, which includes some of the company's most trusted bestsellers, is now available under the Piab brand.

Acclaimed BXP cups see new family member and configurator premiere

Our widely acclaimed BXP cups, most often used to pick objects with particularly porous surfaces, will now be complemented with a 45 mm [1.77 in] version. Following that, the full cup family will be moved into our configurator, expanding customers' prospects to efficiently match their process needs.

Modular Automation Products for the Automotive Industry

Material Handling System Features Revolutionary Vacuum Technology

Piab strengthens its grip on palletizing with the LBG-50

Piab strengthens its grip on the palletizing solutions market with a lightweight bag gripper, the LBG-50. The new gripper easily lifts sacks and bags with weights of up to 50 kg [110 lbs]. As it is a pre-engineered tool, valuable development time can be saved.

Piab Group acquires COVAL

Through the acquisition, Piab Group is evolving automation by strengthening its position as a worldleading automation company. The transaction is fully funded through a combination of external and internal sources.

New Piab piGRIP® Foam Lip - FLIW handles objects with irregular or unstructured surfaces

FLIW (Foam Lip Wide) is our latest contribution to the piGRIP® series. Fully configurable with a multitude of combinations, makes it a perfect fit for any picking application. Select the type of lip, bellow, support, and fitting, and get the right match for any specific need.


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