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Automated Gripping, Lifting and Moving Pharmaceutical Solutions

Piab is evolving automation through progressive gripping, lifting and moving solutions. We believe in an automated world where no resources are wasted, and no humans are injured.

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Piab is evolving automation through progressive gripping, lifting and moving solutions. We believe in an automated world where no resources are wasted, and no humans are injured.

Piab specialises in automated process equipment and solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, we engage with customers across numerous other industries, including food and beverage, chemicals and additive manufacturing.

Safe, efficient and intelligent transfer of pharmaceutical materials

Piab has more than 50 years of experience in vacuum conveying and ensures a hygienic working environment for any pharmaceutical company processing or handling hazardous, reactive or fragile materials.

With our high-tech conveying systems, both the product and user are well protected.

PiFLOW®p conveys powder and granules in premium industries with high requirements.
Several different filter types available, all with a standardised interface, so different filter types can be used in the same conveyor.
PiFLOW®t, for fragile tablet or capsule material transport.
Piab conveyors meet the stringent quality requirements of pharmaceutical industry.
PiFLOW®t uses controlled low-speed conveying to provide a guided and gentle entry of the product.
Example of piFLOW p SMART application in a pharmaceutical industry.
PiFLOW p SMART is a self-optimising vacuum conveyor.
Second stage filters offer extra safety in handling hazardous materials.
PiFLOW p has an optional WIP, which binds the material prior to dismantling and cleaning the conveyor.

Vacuum conveying is driven by a demand for faster, more efficient processes, as well as sustainability demands for cleaner, safer and more environmentally friendly operations.

Automated conveyors are steadily replacing manual material handling processes worldwide, and more recently, sensor technology and machine learning are starting to be used to ensure consistency and safety in handling as companies move towards industry 4.0.

Conveying sensitive pharma powders protecting the human and the environment

piFLOW®p is specialised for conveying powder and granules transfer in premium industries with high requirements on segregation management, hygiene, material and process control such as pharmaceuticals.

It is designed with a stainless-steel, acid-resistant body (ASTM 316L) with a high-quality surface finish to meet the hygienic demands of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

High throughput at a small footprint, where material transportation within different process steps in a contained and secure way, ensures toxins and allergens are contained within the piping and conveyor system, making the method reliable for operators and the environment.

piFLOW®p is also widely used to reclaim excessive material in the production process, either to scrap it or to feed the matter back to the process, handled safely, not depending on operator interaction.

Based on ever-stricter requirements operational safety and hygiene in food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, piFLOW®p is gas and atmosphere explosive (ATEX) certified and comes with a wet-in-place (WIP) option.

Autotuned conveying systems enabling faster material changeover

piFLOW®p SMART is a complete system that allows for six times faster material changeover. It uses machine learning to automatically configure the process, resulting in an optimised flow of materials.

Smart enough to configure itself and quickly adjust settings considering environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity, it beats even the most experienced operator every time.

Expert in conveying pharmaceutical tablets and capsules

piFLOW®t is designed with a stainless-steel body (ASTM 316L) and meets the high hygienic demands of FDA.

Furthermore, piFLOW®t is ATEX certified and suitable for transporting fragile materials, where the unique piGENTLE® functionality secures a smooth and stable product flow.

Typical applications are the transfer of tablets, capsules and other delicate products for pharmaceutical industries.

About Piab

Ever since it was founded in 1951, Piab has been developing new inventions such as the first multistage vacuum ejector, vacuum pumps, suction cups and conveyors.

The company serves customers across the world and offers ergonomic handling and robotic gripping solutions, which complement the company´s traditional vacuum automation and vacuum conveying solutions.

We have also registered more than 65 patents over the years and is still taking the lead in the industry, with a substantial stake in R&D, and will continue to provide the customers with progressive gripping, lifting and moving solutions.


piFLOW®p is specialised for conveying powder and granules transfer in premium industries with high requirements on hygiene and process control such as the food industry.


Many products shaped as tablets / capsules are fragile to transport, the pharmaceutical industry is no exception.


piFLOW®p SMART is based on the traditional piFLOW®p technology. piFLOW®p SMART is a stand-alone system with machine learning software and sophisticated algorithms that run the application to reach the maximum capacity for the conveyed material, basically, it is a self-optimising conveying system.

Vacuum Conveyors Move Pharmaceutical Materials with Ease

Vacuum conveying technology has become an indispensable part of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. It is being used for an increasingly wider array of tasks: moving materials through the pharmaceutical processing line, blended ingredients into various processes, capsule and table handling and even sieving.

Piab is Evolving by Launching a New Customer Centric Website

The website is one of Piab’s most important customer-facing touchpoints. With more than 650,000 users each year, Piab decided to up the ante on both the visual identity and the user experience of the new website.

25 March 2021


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183 62 Täby


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