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COVAL Announces Vacuum Pumps with IO-LINK

COVAL recently released its LEMAX IO series of mini vacuum pumps.

Via an integrated IO-Link communications interface, the mini vacuum pumps communicate permanently with the environment. They use air saving control technology to adapt to a multitude of applications in packaging, robotics, and plastics processing. Without needing extra peripherals, the all-in-one mini pumps are fully compatible with Industry 4.0 automation.

The IO-Link interface ensures efficient real-time communication between LEMAX IO vacuum pumps and higher-level protocols such as Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, and EtherCAT used for supervising the production line. IO-Link enables continuous diagnostics, centralized programming, and pump control. In addition to fast and cost-effective installation, preventive maintenance is easier and the replacement of vacuum pumps does not require reconfiguration.

Compact in size, the LEMAX IO pumps have all the principal functions integrated in a single module: pressure regulation, solenoid valves, anticlogging open silencer, electronic vacuum switch, M8 connector (direct plug & play connection), and adjustable blowing. Their reduced size and weight allows the suction cups to be positioned at minimum distance to achieve the shortest possible grip time without load loss.

For more information, visit www.coval-inc.com.

 

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