Joulin is a perfect strategic fit for the Piab business, as the market for material handling solutions is rapidly expanding. Piab is evolving automation even further by strengthening its position as a world leader in its core industries and applications, as well as taking a significant step into the raw wood industry, leveraging Joulin’s 60 years of experience.
Large grippers and gantry cranes to design solutions for the customers
To further reinforce and expand the solutions business in heavy duty applications and the wood industry, these solutions consisting of large grippers and gantry cranes will continue to be marketed under the Joulin brand. The industry known experts will remain to design and build solutions matching individual customer needs and provide their top service.
At the same time the selected vacuum gripping solutions ranges developed by Joulin, including:
- the MiniGrip;
- the FlexiGrip;
- the Safe&Light.
The systems are integrated into the Kenos® brand, which perfectly complements the existing Piab portfolio and further strengthens the support different needs of the customers.
The Kenos MiniGrip (KMG)
The Kenos® MiniGrip (KMG) is suitable for the FMCG, food & beverage and automotive industries. It is a foam gripper that can be adapted to tight clearance applications in an End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT).
Its foam surface offers the versatility to pick a variety of different objects without adjustment. In case of uneven layer heights KMG can be equipped with level compensators without needing to change the mounting device.
The Kenos FlexiGrip (KFG)
The Kenos® FlexiGrip (KFG) is suitable for food & beverage, automotive and construction industries. It is a vacuum foam gripper that can be used as a single gripper on robots as well as on cobots, or combined into an EOAT for use with industrial robots.
With its foam surface it offers the flexibility to pick a variety of different products without adjustment. Its modular design for vacuum gripping solutions provides the flexibility for fast and easy set-up in case of product changes as well as simple integration in to existing equipment.
The Kenos Safe&Light (KSL)
The Kenos® Safe&Light (KSL) is suitable for use in applications such as packaging, warehousing, end-of-line production.
Thanks to its special design of a carbon fiber structure holding a foam made body, it is extremely lightweight allowing to make maximum use of the robot or cobot payload. It is a robust and simple solution for a broad range of purposes, particularly for palletizing applications in rugged and dusty environments.
Gripping systems for various industries and applications
As a vacuum technology leader Piab offers a wide range of solutions for various industries and applications, from suction cups and pumps to full EOAT and custom solutions. Whatever the needs and requirements on the application are Piab’s experts support all customers in the right selection of gripping tools and act as reliable partner from the beginning and beyond.