Kenos Vacuum Gripping Systems

Kenos is a leading brand for large area vacuum grippers. It is designed and optimized to be used in various applications e.g. packaging, wood, food etc. The product group represents a flexible solution for the handling manipulation of several products with different shapes, dimensions and compactness.

Most of the gripping systems can be equipped with integrated vacuum generation or suitable for separated vacuum generation (Pump or Side channel blower). The integrated vacuum generator is a modular multi-stage COAX® ejector of easy maintenance and the market's most energy efficient ejector technology.

The number of ejectors can also very simply be increased even after the installation if necessary. The foam is made of a technical foam (FDA mat approved available), with different pitch holes and thickness or pads depending of the product to be gripped and on the requirement of the application.

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KVG

KVG series represents a flexible solution for the handling manipulation of several products with different shapes, dimensions and compactness due to the double technology available.

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KHVG

Kenos Heavy Vacuum KHVG series products, are designed for heavy duty applications in the wood and stone industry.

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KSG

KSG series products, Kenos Sack Gripper, are suitable to handle sacks with different shapes, weights and materials.

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KBC

KBC series products, Kenos Bag Cup, born from the need of handling in the food industry and handling liquid bags they are suitable also with flow pack applications.

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KVGL-S

KVGL-S product series, Kenos Vacuum Grip - per Layer – Standard, looks at the wide world of packaging, end line automation and other applications.

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KVGL-CJ

Kenos Vacuum Layer – Cans Jars, born for the need to handle the complete layer of cans, jars that can be open or closed on the gripping area.

Kenos KCS gripper - your flexible cobot friend

Small, powerful and flexible, Kenos® KCS vacuum gripper helps you handle anything, anywhere.

Piab's Kenos KCS gripper enables a collaborative robot (cobot) that can handle just about anything, anywhere, at any time. This makes it the ideal ”co-working” tool, especially for small businesses, where flexibility is essential. Originally developed together with a leading cobot manufacturer as a tailor-made automation tool for one customer, the resulting vacuum gripper cobot proved so successful that Piab decided to offer it more widely.

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  • The KCS (Kenos collaborative small) gripping system is equipped with integrated COAX SX cartridges.
  • The quick change system of KCS allows the gripper to move from one application to another very quickly.
  • The COAXSX cartridges- providing high performance even at low or fluctuating feed pressures. The KCS can be equipped with 1 or 2 COAXSX cartridges.
  • The KCS is equipped with a flow restrictor suitable for handling different sized sealed or leaking objects with the same lifting device even if the total foam area is not covered, the KCS will still maintain enough vacuum level to lift the object.

Combining Piab's proprietary air-driven COAX technology for highly efficient vacuum ejection with an easily replaceable technical foam that molds itself around any surface or shape, the Kenos® KCS 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 and, with a body made in a lightweight 3D printed material, it can be easily moved to perform different jobs in different parts of a production site, warehouse or other setting.

A cleverly designed quick-change system allows the same unit to be fitted with a special gripper for plastic bags. A simple twist and a secure locking mechanism enables the Kenos® KCS gripper to be configured and ready for new tasks within seconds, improving the productivity of operations and reducing system downtime.