Vacuum conveyor piFLOW®am by Piab
Conveying bulk materials
IB Verfahrenstechnik has been a member of the Piab Group since 2023. We can therefore offer you vacuum conveyors from experts.
Piab has released the first vacuum conveyor specifically designed for the additive manufacturing process – the piFLOW®am. It is now available for integration into OEM systems.
The small and compact design features Piab’s proprietary and highly efficient COAX® vacuum technology as well as a butterfly valve. The butterfly valve is not sensitive to pressure fluctuations and is able to keep a material batch inside without the pump being mounted. It has a standard TC connection which makes it simple to integrate for the customer. The unit is simple to use and is easily integrated with any type or brand of 3D printer, sieve, hopper and other intermediate vessel. The product is controlled by pneumatic or electrical control units.
Facts that will convince you
- Employee safety and exposure to metal dust
- Low building height
- Handling of high bulk density materials (1,5 – 8.5 kg/l)
- Low noise and energy consumption
- Easy to clean, operate and maintain
Filling printer with metal powder
Sieve or hopper filling of metal powder
Reclaim metal powder from printer
Conveying to and from blender/mixer