CNC routers may be used in many applications such as machining or cutting of metal, wood, plastic, aluminum, plexiglass, steel and many other materials. Evaluating the following considerations will help to determine the best hold down method for your application:
Table top requirements – does the cutting process require certain features of the table top such as items that may be prone to conductivity issues, corrosion or scratches?
Thickness of the workpiece – the thickness of the workpiece is of importance when considering the best method to hold the item while machining or cutting.
Changeover requirements – how often are changeovers required and what is the simplest method of providing reliable hold down force with the quickest changeover time?
Flow of material – what is the flow of material and scrap after the process is complete
Knowing the answers to these questions and considerations will help you to determine the most appropriate hold down method, which could be clamps, jigs, screws or vacuum systems. Of these options, vacuum systems provides consistent and reliable force in most applications with quick and easy changeovers.
Systematic Automation Offers CNC Router Vacuum Tables
Systematic Automation designs, engineers and manufactures high quality vacuum tables for use in many applications including CNC router processes. We offer more than 35 years of experience developing optimum vacuum systems for various applications. Our skilled engineers offer custom deigned vacuum solutions for challenging or non-standard configurations.
We are recognized as a leading global supplier of high performance vacuum tables and chucks, with all equipment manufactured in our state-of-the-art U.S. facility. We rigorously test all equipment for high performance prior to shipping. We offer a wide range of standard sizes and custom, oversized tables available upon request.
Systematic Automation offers more than 35 years of experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing superior vacuum tables, screen printing machines and flame treatment systems. We test all systems for quality performance prior to shipping and provide ongoing customer service for process success. Contact us today to learn more about evaluating your hold down method for maximum performance.