Coval's new Lemax IO mini vacuum pumps have Air Saving Control (ASC) technology and IO-Link communications interface, which allows permanent communication with their environment, and combines productivity with energy savings for applications in packaging, robotics or plastics processing.
ASC technology, which ensures intelligent vacuum control by stopping air consumption when the set vacuum level is reached, generates energy savings of between 75–99% depending on the application. In addition, ASC analyses the application and adapts to either impermeable or porous parts to optimise energy consumption.
The all-in-one mini pumps are fully compatible with Industry 4.0 automation and the IO-Link interface ensures real-time communication between Lemax IO vacuum pumps and all the higher-level protocols (Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT, etc.) used for supervising the production line. IO-Link enables continuous diagnostics, centralised programming and pump control. The availability of real-time diagnostic status data makes it possible to optimise production.
The Lemax IO pumps have all the principal functions integrated in a single module: pressure regulation, solenoid valves, anti-clogging open silencer, electronic vacuum switch, M8 connector (direct Plug & Play connection) and adjustable blowing.