Piab has a wide experience in various applications and industries, from pick and placing small candies to large heavy boxes. They also aim to reduce your energy consumption and improve your working environment.

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Piab is a global leader in industrial vacuum technology with several innovative products and solutions to improve productivity in automation.

Vacuum Technology for Heavy Duty Applications

Piab’s vacuum components for highly automated production lines in the automotive industry are found in the press shop, body shop and final assembly.

Piab also has special products for manual handling devices and for automotive sub-supplier industries, such as tailored-welded blanks, glass, tires and plastic interior/exterior parts.

Application Overview

Video Overview

A video showing Piab vacuum technology in various automotive applications.

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piINLINEplus is a new patented lightweight decentralized inline ejector with integrated automatic release function (AQR) and exhaust block release function (EBR).



piSTAMP is a decentralized lightweight ejector with generic design and Exhaust Block Release function (EBR).

piGRIP Suction Cups

The first modular suction cup on the market


A modular suction cup that fits most machines and that can be optimized for handling almost all materials. piGRIP’s six different lip types, optimized for various products to lift, ensure the right hardness/softness and sealing capability for your material. Combined with the firm bellows, piGRIP® is stable enough to handle faster accelerations and more high speed lifts as compared to traditional cups.

Your choices are endless, piGRIP is available as a flat, one, three or as a six bellow cup. The availability of more than 40 different fittings, six different types of lips, and also a low micron filter disc for the bellow and a mesh filter for the fitting makes the variations of this modular suction cup endless. You can configure more than thousands and thousands of different types of cups to meet your exact need.

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Suction Cup Accessories

Suction cup accessories are parts which make it easier to position the cup, add level compensation, reduce the risk for damaging parts or give a precise movement to the cup.

COAX Vacuum Technology


A forerunner within air-driven vacuum technology

COAX is an advanced solution for creating vacuum with compressed air. Based on Piab’s multistage technology, COAX cartridges are smaller, more efficient and more reliable than conventional ejectors, which allow for the design of a flexible, modular and efficient vacuum system. A vacuum system based on COAX technology can provide you with several times more vacuum flow than conventional systems, allowing you to increase speed with high reliability while reducing energy consumption with up to 50%.

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Eco-Friendly Vacuum System


By never using more energy than absolutely necessary, companies can reduce their carbon footprint as well as their costs. We can work with you to achieve the lowest possible energy consumption.

The graph demonstrates the relationship between environmental impact and the distance of the pump from the point of suction.

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Decentralized Vacuum System


A decentralized system with the vacuum pump/cartridge placed directly at the point of suction eliminates the risk of loss in the vacuum piping and the need for expensive, oversized components.

  • Lowest energy usage
  • Fastest cycle time
  • Safest product handling
  • Most flexible design for zoning
  • Easiest troubleshooting
  • Independently working suction cups
  • Most consistent/even performance

Centralized Vacuum System


A centralized vacuum system is designed to have one vacuum source for multiple suction points.

  • Easy installation
  • Easy vacuum sensing and controls
  • Light end-of-arm tooling
  • Simple filtration options
  • Some loss in system performance due to distance

Vacuum Gripper System – VGS

Cup selection

Makes selection easy and dimensioning right

Piab’s decentralized Vacuum Gripper system, VGS, is a product solution integrating high quality suction cups with COAX cartridges.

  • VGS makes selection, sizing and installation of a vacuum system much easier. Design and dimension mistakes for the vacuum system will be avoided.
  • You will enjoy the benefits of a more efficient and reliable vacuum system.
  • Increased machine speeds can be achieved thanks to faster response times with the vacuum source right at the cup and better initial vacuum flow which will grip the object faster.
  • The decentralized approach provides safety with one vacuum source per suction point and it also eliminates flow losses in long vacuum hoses, making maximum use of energy.
  • VGS3040 with integrated energy saving functions like Vacustat and AQR02 (Atmospheric Quik Release) is a pioneering product and the world’s most energy efficient concept for vacuum handling of sealed parts, such as glass and metal sheets.

Vacuum Pumps & Vacuum Generators

Vacuum Generators

Piab offers a style of Vacuum Pump or Vacuum Generator to fit any application. Styles include inline, compact/stackable, standard, extra safety and chemical resistant.

Compact/stackable pumps are air-driven multistage ejector families, based on COAX technology, that come with integrated controls and special functions, such as on/off valve, blow-off valve, vacuum switch, energy saving function etc.. They are configurable platforms, making it easy to specify the exact control functions needed for the system.

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Piab Applications

Conusmer Foods

Bag lifting, cartoning machines, carton erectors, rotary cartoners, palletizing/depalletizing, handling of flexible packages.


Robot pick and place, blister packaging, vacuum drying, powder and tablet conveying, carton erecting, product/bags lifting, labeling, palletizing, bag opening.


Metal stamping/press transfer, body assembly, windshield assembly, injection moulding, ergonomic lifters, liquid filling.


Surface mounting PCB, vacuum holding measuring, leak testing, display assembly, calibration.


Feeder, decurler, delivery, folding, bookbinding, glue binder, stitching, saddle stitching, inserters, die cutting, palletizing.

Chemical and plastics

Injection moulding, thermo/vacuum forming, vacuum holding during machine operations, vacuum laminations, evacuation of molds, degassings, evaporation, conveying.

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Catalogs & Videos

Literature downloads and videos for all Piab products.

Duraflex Friction Cups

piCLASSIC Vacuum Pumps

piCOMPACT Vacuum Controller

piGRAB Vacuum Gripper

piGRIP Suction Cups

piINLINE Vacuum Injectors

piLEAN Energy Saving

piSAVE Injector Improvement

piab Vacuum Automation