Piab gripper LBG-50

LBG-50 is the result of many years of experience with the development of our own palletizing end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT). It is a complete, pre-made bag gripper that is easy to install, adjust and maintain. It offers the flexibility to fit any roller conveyor on the market, and the sliders are just as easy to handle thanks to the vacuum-based upgrade option." with Duraflex® suction cups and COAX® technology."
Bags are usually a challenge to handle because they are heavy and flexible, but have a surface that is sensitive to pinching, punctures or rough handling. The LBG-50 avoids this by providing a gentle but firm lift, while the built-in top clamping plate secures the bag from above during movement. This in turn allows for a higher cycle rate.
Both the arm and the frame of the LBG-50 are made of aluminum, making it both robust and light. Other positive features are flexible width, toe positioning and generous mounting options. Flexibility also extends to the valve unit, which can be configured with either Discrete I/O, Ethernet/IP or Profinet.

BXP ESD suction cups

BXP ESD is a new series of modular suction cups, developed to protect sensitive components in batteries, fuel cells and electronics from the negative effects of electrostatic discharge during handling

Electro-Static Discharge (ESD), the sudden flow of accumulated electricity between two objects, is a negative side effect for many manufacturing industries. In addition to being a hazard to workers, ESD can cause damage to sensitive battery or electronic components, ultimately leading to malfunctions.

The BXP ESD is a new type of modular suction cup built to handle sensitive objects in any battery or fuel cell manufacturing process. It is made of ESD DURAFLEX, a semi-conductive polyurethane developed to allow the grounding of lifted objects. Grounding ensures that static electricity is safely dissipated.

Regardless of the size chosen, the new BXP ESD suction cup covers a surface resistance range of 10^6 to 10^9 Ω (Ohm) point-to-ground, ensuring the safety and integrity of batteries, fuel cells and electronic components during any handling. Range tested and approved by an independent institute.

In addition to its antistatic properties, ESD DURAFLEX is flexible and durable because it combines the elasticity of rubber and the wear resistance of polyurethane. Before assembly, each suction cup is paired with a special conductive fitting that meets the specified requirements for ESD protection. However, the installation is done in the same simple way as with standard suction cups.

The new BXP ESD suction cups are available for configuration at piab.com