established in 1951, piab designs innovative solutions that improve the productivity and working environment of vacuum users around the world. piab manufacturers a complete line of vacuum pumps, vacuum accessories, vacuum conveyors and suction cups for a variety of automated material handling and factory automation processes. piab utilizes coax®, the next dimension in vacuum technology, in many of its original products and solutions. coax® is an advanced technology for creating vacuum with compressed air. coax® cartridges are smaller, more efficient and more reliable than conventional ejectors, and can be integrated directly into machinery. this allows for the design of a flexible, modular vacuum system.