Padsmore will exhibit suction pads that alert operator of vacuum issues at WMS 2019
With Padsmore's new suction block, if the light indicator turns from green to red, the operator knows he has to make adjustments to correct vacuum flow,

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - Padsmore Inc. of Pickering, Ontario, is returning to the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo and will demonstrate its block system equipped with a vacuum-indicating sensor. WNS 2019 will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the International Centre.

The block system displays a green light when a sufficient volume of vacuum is being applied to hold-down a work piece and a red light when more vacuum suction is required. This visual cue allows the operator or maintenance person to quickly assess the presence or absence of suction and make adjustments as needed to safely and properly run the machine. Padsmore's block system was a finalist in the IWF 2018 Challengers Awards competition. 

Padsmore specializes in suction pads for CNC machining center, edgebander and panel saws. The company says many of its best products and ideas have come from customer requests.

To learn how Padsmore can help a company solve a production challenge, phone 647-317-1488 or visit

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CCI Canada is owned by CCI Media, a business-to-business media company focused exclusively on industrial wood products manufacturing markets in North America. CCI Media’s flagship publication, FDMC magazine, circulates monthly in print and digital formats. CCI Media also publishes the bi-monthly Closets & Organized Storage magazine. Woodworking Network is the umbrella brand for the combined portfolio of wood manufacturing print, digital, and web products and industry events operated by CCI Media. CCI Canada also produces the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Oct. 31-Nov.2, at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario and Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), which will be held April 23-25, 2020, in Drummondville, Quebec.

In addition to WMS 2019 and SIBO 2020, CCI Media produces Wood Pro Expo Texas and the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, both of which will be co-located March 11-13,  2020, at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. The company also produces Wood Pro Expo Lancaster 2019, to be held October 17-18, at Warehouse at the Nook, Manheim, Pa., and the Executive Briefing Conference, November 8-10, 2020, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.


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