Piab is proud to announce the launch of the new piSAFE® program

Piab’s new piSAFE® program enables new benefits in applications where safety, flexibility, speed and performance are key. The solutions in the piSAFE® program are developed to provide configurable and low weight products that can be adapted to your specific needs.

While maintaining market leading vacuum performance thorough Piab's patented COAX® technology the flexible design and ease of maintenance makes it a perfect choice for challenging robotic applications and ergonomic handling devices where safety is a key concern. Whether you want a centralized or decentralized vacuum gripping system, interfaces towards common (industrial standard) EOAT systems or stand-alone mounting, the piSAFE® program provides a high vacuum safety and high performing configuration specified for you.


piSAFE® program key benefits:

• Vacuum safety non-return valve (check valve) which holds vacuum in sealed applications in case of a system or power failure
• Available configurations suitable for both centralized and decentralized vacuum systems
• Can replace more expensive mechanical or vacuum-tank safety arrangements in robotic tools and ergonomic equipment
• Suitable in robotic applications where high demand of safety is required
• Suitable for ergonomic lifting devices/manipulators and cranes which must comply with lifting norms such as (DIN/SS) - EN 13155 and ASME Standard B30.20
• Through the energy saving features, the noise level is reduced as well as the carbon footprint
• Air consumption is reduced up to 98% per cycle
• Light-weight materials lower the weight for EOAT and ensure less wear on robotic motors and drive with a possibility for increased speed/acceleration or a smaller, cheaper robot

piSAFE® program key features:

• Configurable with vacuum ejectors based on COAX® technology with integrated control functions for energy-saving and release
• Vacuum sensing port included for easy installation of good-to-go switch
• Configurable with different types of release functions supporting maximum release speed and air-consumption free release
• Configurable with multiple mounting options
• The modular design facilitates opportunities for easy maintenance, quick connect options and is fit for application configurations

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The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.