Monday, December 31, 2018

Considerations When Evaluating CNC Router Hold Down Methods

When evaluating hold down methods for CNC router processes, there are some important factors you should take into consideration. Computer numerically controlled, CNC, processes are guided by computers for precision accuracy and require consistent and reliable hold down force to meet process specifications. The quality of hold down force will affect process and product quality, as well as production throughput and profitability. 

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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Where to Find Customized Vacuum Tables

Vacuum tables are used in a multitude of applications around the globe to hold various substrates and products firmly in place during processes. Many commercial and industrial process require a consistent and reliable hold down force to meet demanding production requirements. When you need a vacuum table with specific dimensions and features, consult with the leading manufacturer of superior vacuum table systems. 

Systematic Automation Offers Custom Designed Vacuum Systems

Systematic Automation is recognized as a leading manufacturer of superior vacuum tables, screen printing machines, pre and post-treatment equipment. We are your one stop solution for automated processes involving vacuum systems with enhanced standard features and customized options available. Our standard sizes accommodate virtually any substrate ranging in size from 5” x 6” up to 72” by 144” with custom designed sizes available.

Our engineers partner with you to determine the most advantageous features for your process. We then design and engineer the vacuum table system which meets your specifications. Available features of our vacuum table systems include:

  • Automatic pin registration
  • Sliding tables with up to two Axis of travel
  • Horizontal or vertical vacuum systems available
  • Custom valves which control customized vacuum zones
  • Custom created hole patterns
  • Anodizing table top surface provides resistance to corrosion and extra insulation
  • Formica table top aids conductivity issues and scratch resistance
  • Swiveling casters provide simple transport

Systematic Automation offers more than 35 years of experience with custom designing vacuum table systems. We manufacture all equipment in our modern, state-of-the-art facility with proprietary technology and patented products. Our vacuum tables provide consistent flatness with +/- .001” per linear foot for all tables including customized or larger sized tables. 

When you need custom designed vacuum solutions, Systematic Automation will partner with you to analyze your process and deliver the table with most optimum vacuum force for your process. We provide ongoing customer support to ensure your process success. 

Systematic Automation has over 35 years in business meeting customer specification with high performance, automated equipment. We design, engineer and manufacture vacuum tables, screen printing machines, pre and post treatment systems in our modern U.S. facility. Contact us today to learn more about our vacuum table systems with custom designed features.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

CNC Router Vacuum Tables Improve Process Quality

CNC router vacuum tables are used to enhance the capabilities and process control of computer numerically controlled (CNC) processes. CNC processes are used across a wide range of commercial and industrial applications such as part manufacturing and various cutting or machining applications. These processes require the sufficient hold down force provided by a reliable vacuum table designed for CNC applications. 

Some examples of CNC router applications which benefit from reliable vacuum table systems include:

Plotter cutter – precision cutting on various materials requires consistent hold down force of the substrate. When cutting on canvases a 28mm diameter blade should be used to not cause damage to the sacrificial layer or the table surface. A carbide straight blade may be required for tougher materials. 

Sail Making - large vacuum tables are required to assist precision CNC cutting applications on large substrates including canvas sails. 

Screen Printing – vacuum systems may be incorporated into the screen printing process to hold various products securely in place during printing. Vacuum platens are used in screen printing machines to hold cups, mugs, glassware, cardboard and other items in place for speedy and accurate printing. 

Engraving – CNC router vacuum tables are used in engraving processes for precision engraving with quick changeovers. 

These are just a few examples of the many CNC processes which are enhanced with consistent and reliable vacuum tables. Quality vacuum systems are key to producing quality parts during CNC applications. 

Systematic Automation Manufactures Quality Vacuum Tables

Systematic Automation offers more than 35 years of experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing quality vacuum table systems which are proven to improve CNC process capabilities. Our vacuum tables set the industry standard with +/- .001” per linear foot even in our oversized and custom designed tables. We understand the technology that goes into each vacuum table and offer custom designed solutions to meet your unique specifications. 

Systematic Automation offers more than 35 years of experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing vacuum tables, screen printing machines, UV curing systems and flame treatment equipment. We provide ongoing customer service to ensure total success of your application. Contact us today to learn more about our high-performance CNC router vacuum tables.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

How to Find the Best Value on Screen Printing Machines

Whether you are experienced with screen printing in your current operations or bringing screen printing in house for the first time, you’ll want to find the best value for your screen printing machine. Screen printing should be one of the most profitable aspects of your business with efficient operations to improve your throughput. Not all screen printers are made the same however, and quicker printing does not equal improved quality. 

To truly obtain the best value with your screen printing operation, you’ll need an efficient screen printing process which also delivers high quality performance. Speaking with an experienced manufacturer of screen printing machines for various applications will provide the best value for your investment. Don’t waste time with sellers or dealers that don’t understand the printing process when you can go straight to the manufacturer for expert, customized screen printing solutions. 

Systematic Automation Provides Added Value with Screen Printing

Systematic Automation offers more than 35 years of experienced in designing, engineering and manufacturing high quality screen printing machines for nearly any printing project imaginable. Our design engineers understand the printing process to provide customized customer service which meets your specifications. We incorporate proprietary technology and patented systems to provide high quality and high performance printing in simple to use screen printing machines. 

With over 20 models of various screen printing machines to choose from, we offer one of the widest selections of printers available. We have a screen printer for nearly any print job from small to large items in any size or shape. We provide efficient and quality printing solutions for flat or cylindrical items and odd shaped products. When you are searching for the best value on screen printing machines, go straight to the leading manufacturer for expert and customized printing solutions and don’t pay more than you need to with customized solutions designed for your needs.

Systematic Automation is the leading manufacturer of screen printing machines, vacuum tables, UV curing systems and flame pretreatment equipment. We offer customized solutions with ongoing exceptional customer support. Contact us today to learn more about our value added services and our total screen printing solutions which deliver maximum productivity and profitability.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Automatic Screen Printing Machines for High Performance

Automatic screen printing machines are a very important part of many commercial and industrial processes worldwide which require precision, quality and durability of printed products. Delicate and precision printing is required on a multitude of products worldwide such as:

  • Printing on automotive parts
  • Parts used in aerospace applications
  • Printed pharmaceutical products
  • Food and beverage items
  • Advertising and promotional products
  • Consumer electronics and goods

Automatic screen printing machines aid these commercial and industrial processes which require efficient productivity with high quality results. 

Systematic Automation Recognized for High Performance Screen Printers

Systematic Automation is recognized for manufacturing high performance screen printers and vacuum tables which aid many commercial and industrial applications. With more than 20 models and types of screen printers to choose from, Systematic Automation is your one-stop for screen printing solutions. We have developed proprietary technology and patented screen printing systems as we believe that screen printing should be one of the most profitable operations of your business. 

We have over 35 years in business and vast expertise in all things related to screen printing, providing solutions for nearly any product imaginable. We have a screen printing machine for nearly any item including flat, cylindrical or odd shaped parts in varying sizes and shapes. Our screen printing machines accommodate small items such as ball point pens and microscope slides up to kegs and canvas sails. 

Systematic Automation has a screen printing solution for nearly any printing requirement. When faced with challenging specifications, our experienced engineers offer custom designed solutions to meet your demands with efficient and profitable printing solutions. Our wide selection of semi-automatic and automatic screen printers include Clamshell printers, Rotary Index printing machines, Turret Motion, Harmonic Life and Inline screen printers with customized features available. 

Systematic Automation is the industry leading screen printing manufacturer with dozens of standard models and custom designed features available. We provide vacuum tables, UV curing systems and flame treatment machines that support your process from start to finish. Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of quality manufactured screen printing machines.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Specialized Screen Printer Designed to Print on Koozies

Screen printing on Koozies is big business as these are very popular gifts and promotional give away items for events such as business meetings, weddings and parties. Personalized Koozies with a specific logo or message raises brand awareness and gives customers a item they are likely to use again and again. Screen printing on Koozies with complex designs in multiple colors may be challenging with the varying thickness and texture of Koozie products. 

Finding the right screen printing machine that can handle these specifications provides a profitable way to produce these popular promotional items, while delivering a high quality product. 

Announcing the Koozie Printer

Systematic Automation offers the perfect screen printing solution with the Koozie Printer. We understand that you need the ability to process many Koozies at once with ease, which is why we designed the Koozie screen printing machine to handle multiple products with quick drying ink to facilitate maximum throughput. Our specialized eight-station rotary index screen printer provides automated printing with efficient movement.

The incorporated high-powered drying system is formulated specifically for the Koozie material providing increased efficiency and energy savings. Advanced features include a fully pneumatic system with no electrical parts that will overload or burn out, while also providing a smooth and quiet operation. The 100% air pneumatic operations provides a safer environment for workers when near flammable solvents. 

This precision Koozie printer is designed for high quality and high output with very easy to use controls. Hardened polished shafts and high performance ball bearings provide a useful rating of over 300 million cycles. We designed our Koozie printer to meet your specifications with added value engineering features such as a quick release squeegee assembly, universal screen mount and electronic counter to keep track of produced items. The Koozie printer includes automatic smoke detectors increased safety with automatic shut off with smoke detection. 

Systematic Automation leads the industry with dozens of models of semi-automatic and automatic screen printing machines to choose from. All machines are manufactured in the United States and tested rigorously for high-quality performance prior to shipping. Contact us today to learn more about the Koozie printer or printing on any substrate or product.

Friday, November 30, 2018

How to Get the Best Value on Your Vacuum Table

Vacuum tables provide a critical function in many applications, holding substrates firmly in place during a multitude of industrial and commercial processes. Vacuum tables enhance many applications with reliable hold down force during a wide range of industries and processes including:

  • UV curing
  • Ultrasonic cutting
  • Plotter cutter processes
  • CNC machining
  • Material handling systems
  • Screen printing
  • Canvas and sail making
  • Flexography
  • Engraving 

Vacuum table systems provide the reliable hold down force required of these and many other applications, improving product and process quality while increasing throughput and profitability. 


When looking for the best deal on a vacuum table, be sure to check out Systematic Automation where you can go straight to the leading manufacturer for the best value. 

Systematic Automation Offers Quality Build Vacuum Systems

Systematic Automation has more than 35 years of experience in designing, engineering and manufacturing high performance vacuum table systems for virtually any application. We manufacture quality built vacuum tables used worldwide in many industries and processes. Our experienced engineers offer in-depth expertise of vacuum technology to provide customized solutions which meet your specifications. 

Our vacuum tables set the industry standard with +/-.001” flatness per liner foot for any size of vacuum system. No job is too large or small with standard size tables ranging from 5” x 6” up to 72” by 144”. Our experienced engineers offer custom sizes and shapes developed for your specific application. Don’t pay more than you need to and get the vacuum table perfect for your process with Systematic Automation. 

Cut out the middle man and go straight to the manufacturer for the best deal on vacuum table systems. Systematic Automation offers the ability to design your table with your specific requirements in mind, without spending more than necessary. 

Systematic Automation offers more than 35 years of experience designing, engineering and manufacturing quality built vacuum systems. All equipment is manufactured in our modern U.S. facility and tested for optimum performance prior to shipping. Contact us today to learn how you can get the best deal on quality manufactured vacuum tables.