Consider the following factors when evaluating the right hold down method for your CNC router process:
- Changeover required - how quickly you need to change from one product to the next will help to determine the best hold down method for your application. Some hold down methods such as clamps and jigs take time to remove one product and install a new one. Vacuum table systems typically provide quick changeover with instant on/off capabilities.
- Thickness of substrate - the thickness of your product or substrate is a critical factor in selecting the right hold down method. Vacuum tables typically do a good job of holding nearly any type of material whether thin, thick, rigid or flexible.
- Material flow – The flow of material throughout your process is important to determine the right hold down method. Vacuum systems can help to hold loose or cut parts in place so they don’t fly off the table and cause injury to workers.
These are all very important considerations when choosing the right hold down method for your application. Vacuum hold down tables are proven in a wide range of applications for various substrates. Consulting with a vacuum table specialist may help you determine the right method for you.
Systematic Automation is a leading provider of vacuum table systems, screen printing machines for pretreatment and posttreatment systems. Our skilled engineers will help to evaluate your process and provide the best, custom designed solutions to meet your needs.
Systematic Automation offers process evaluation to determine the right hold down method for your process. We custom design the right vacuum table to improve your application efficiency, quality and profitability. Contact a vacuum table specialist to learn how to improve your CNC router application with the optimum hold down method.