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Vacuum conveyors for powder & bulk

Piab provides smart solutions for the automated world, helping thousands of end users and machine producers in e-commerce logistics, food, pharma, automotive and other manufacturing industries to improve energy-efficiency, productivity and working environments.

Piab designs innovative vacuum solutions used in powder and bulk applications.

Piab products are used in gripping, lifting and holding applications.

Piab for Food Industry
Food and beverage
Piab for Chemical Industry
Piab for Pharmaceutical Industry
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Vacuum is used with great advantage in conveying dry powder products through dedicated pipe systems. Piab’s vacuum conveying systems are built of high quality material. When producing food, pharmaceuticals and chemical products there are demands on the highest possible degree of safety as to hygiene and operation.
Piab’s piFLOW® conveyors have been developed as an answer to the severe requirements of operational safety and hygiene in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Piab conveyors are ATEX Dust certified. piFLOW®p and piFLOW®t are ATEX Gas certified. All conveyors are available with either an ejector driven vacuum pump or with a mechanical pump.


Industrial piflow
Industrial – piFLOW®i

Food Grade

Food grade vacuum conveyor
Food grade – piFLOW®f


Pharma Vacuum Conveyor
Tablet – piFLOW®t

Ergonomic handling solutions are available to meet the demands of all kinds of applications and can lift almost any type of product; parcels, baggage, sacks/bags, boards, glass, kegs/barrels, bottles, food, stone, windows etc. Depending on its purpose it is available in various number of combinations. With standard, as well as custom made suction feet with its high-quality suction cups, you can lift almost everything. As is proven to reduce strain injuries, being user friendly as well as keeping top quality promises, it will increase productivity of the application.

Vaculex® from Piab – Various Lifting Applications

Vaculex® TP – Barrel Handling

Vaculex VL – Ergonomic handling from Piab

Vaculex – Ergonomic handling from Piab


Piab is evolving automation through progressive gripping, lifting, and moving solutions and has done so since 1951. A company rich in competence and with an organization whose culture, structure and processes encourage an innovative climate, Piab has developed a wide range of products  in the fields of vacuum and measuring techniques.

The first product developed was a drawing compass that simplified the work for designers and draftsmen, and thereof the company name Pi (3.14) AB.
Piab drawing compass



Later on a series of instruments for measuring tensile forces were designed. At the end of the ’60s the first vacuum product was invented, pneumatic vacuum tweezers. Today Piab’s vacuum products are marketed throughout the world.

With annual sales of ~1.5 billion SEK, 650 employees and a global presence in more than 100 countries, Piab helps their customers improve operations for the better on a daily basis. Since 2018, Piab is owned by Patricia Industries, part of Investor AB.

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