Revolutionary flow control ensures a gentle touch in Piab's conveyor for fragile goods
Successfully solving the problems of using vacuum technology to convey the delicacies of the food industry, such as nuts, seeds, beans, candy, as well as nutraceutical tablets and capsules, Piab’s piFLOWt conveyor is dedicated to the gentle handling of delicate ingredients and products.
Promising to revolutionise the automated handling of fragile goods, the piFLOWt features innovative and groundbreaking new technology (patent pending).
“A controlled low speed, guided entry into the conveyor and the elimination of all sharp edges are the keys to our success, ensuring that products are handled with great care in our conveyors. There will be no more chipped candy in plants using piFLOWt,” states Jarno Tahvanainen, Vice President of Piab’s material handling division.
Suitable for transporting up to four million items per hour, the piFLOWt conveyor can be used to transport any fragile goods within a processing plant.
For the food industry, this enables the safe handling of, for instance, coated sweets, candy, roasted coffee beans, whole nuts and nutraceutical tablets.
Eliminating the use of inadequate standard equipment and alternative, often back-breaking, manual procedures, piFLOWt will safely transfer ingredients and products between the various processing units, such as tablet presses, coating drums and packaging lines, avoiding all risk of damage.
At the core of piFLOWt is the proprietary piGENTLE, an innovative technology (patent pending) that maintains a gentle flow by regulating the feed pressure of the pump, ensuring that fragile ingredients or products are handled as delicately as possible.
piFLOWt is an extension to Piab’s popular and high quality range of piFLOW conveyors for powder and bulk materials, and is specially developed to meet the stringent demands regarding operational safety and hygiene within the food (piFLOWf), pharmaceutical (piFLOWp), and chemical (piFLOWi) industries.