Vacuum Blocks for Grid Tables
Schmalz, Inc. | Posted: May 14, 2013 - 11:05 AM
The new Vacuum Block VC-R from Schmalz provides the user with fast, secure clamping and flexibility for CNC machining on grid tables, says the company. Different sizes make it possible to clamp workpieces with different shapes. An integrated sensing valve maintains a closed vacuum system, even when the suction pads are not covered, and the included positioning inserts ensure that the suction pads are easy to place in the grid, adds Schmalz. The new suction pads are available in two sizes (160 x 160 mm and 160 x 96 mm) and in two heights (25 mm and 45 mm). Stacking makes it possible to create additional heights. The Vacuum Block VC-R is designed to achieve a holding force of up to 1,500 N and horizontal force of up to 900 n. All types are equipped with an integrated sensing valve; suction pads that are not covered can remain on the grid table even when switching tasks. The vacuum blocks can be used in all CNC machining centers with standard grid tables (grid dimensions of 30 x 30, 40 x 40 and 50 x 50 mm).
(919) 713-0880 US.Schmalz.com