piab’s piFLOW®p SMART vacuum conveyor is the Changeover Champion

Firing Industries is Canada’s source for processing equipment by piab, which takes vacuum conveying to a new level with the piFLOW®p SMART. This device has already earned a nickname: the Changeover Champion. It enables material changeover six times faster than conventional vacuum conveyors achieve – only ten minutes, as opposed to the typical one hour – which saves time for users and boosts productivity substantially.

Only minimal maintenance required

The piFLOW®p SMART by piab is a world first – a self-optimizing vacuum conveyor designed specifically for manufacturers that handle different types of material and/or have to make frequent changes. It is perfect for vacuum conveying in the food-processing and pharmaceutical sectors, in which the changeover potential saves ample time and cost. With machine learning, the Changeover Champion automatically tunes the process by configuring and optimizing a flawless flow of materials, set at the correct rate.

The device needs only a few cycles to figure out what type of material it is handling, and it automatically adjusts itself to optimize how it will convey the material. This way, users no longer need to readjust settings between different batches. The piFLOW®p SMART picks the right setting with more accuracy that even a highly experienced user can deliver.

A standalone system, the piFLOW®p SMART is designed to cater to a wide variety of powders and granules. Its strategically placed sensors assist its auto-tuning system to control and fine-tune the vacuum conveying process according to environmental conditions, like temperature and humidity, which can affect materials’ properties. The Changeover Champion also adjusts the carrying air automatically, which eliminated the need for manual adjustment at the feed point. Two level sensors constantly monitor the filling level, which safeguards against filter damage.

Another key advantage of this conveyor from Firing Industries is minimal maintenance. The piFLOW®p SMART is also simple to install, learn to use, and operate. This conveyor is the perfect choice for companies that deal with many different materials, and it is already proving to be the ideal option for peak productivity and high performance.

To learn more, contact Firing Industries’ application-sales engineers at ddubuc@firing.com or (877) 688-0974.

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