Innovative conveying system gently and efficiently handles different types of tabletsOctober 23, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Firing Industries is proud to carry innovative conveying systems from Piab, a manufacturer known for producing quality solutions that improve energy-efficiency, productivity and work environments. Companies often turn to Piab for solutions to their conveying challenges, and Piab has earned a reputation for delivering.
Case in point
An OEM in Italy was producing capsule filling machines for a U.S.-based customer. This customer had developed a new medication — a capsule with powder and a small tablet of aspirin inside — and it required an automatic conveying system to load the powder and tablets into the capsule-filling machine. Since Piab is the preferred supplier of the machine builder thanks to its expertise in conveying products, the company was involved in the project at an early stage.
The customer required a conveying system that had the capability to convey 100,000 tablets per hour (the weight of every pill is 105 mg), at a distance of five metres, without damaging the tablets.
The companies completed a trial using Piab’s vacuum conveying systems piFLOWp and piFLOWt. Following the trial, it was clear that the piFLOWt conveyor, when used with piGENTLE — an innovative technology that sits at the core of the piFLOWt conveyor, where it adapts the conveying speed to suit individual products — was far superior to any other technique they had used. The advantage of adding piGENTLE is that it controls the speed of the tablets without causing damage.
The OEM shipped the equipment directly to the end customer in the U.S., where the customer was able to quickly and easily set up the conveyor and have it running nominally as a plug-and-play unit. The biggest gain for the end customer is that they now have an automatic system that meets their demands, minimizes scrap and increases their productivity in the factory. An added bonus: they have bought future-proof equipment, as they don’t have to fine-tune the settings in the conveyor if the hardness of the tablets changes.
Piab’s vacuum conveying systems, including its piFLOWt conveyor and its piGENTLE technology, are available in Canada through Firing Industries. To learn more, contact Firing Industries’ application-sales engineers at email@example.com or (877) 688-0974.