X-VAC Vacuum T-slot plates
Our X-VAC C45 carbon steel high end and hybrid clamping system is ideal for heavy duty machining. The clamping system consists of a cross T-slot plate (18 mm slots) with retractable vacuum cups. X-VAC ensures vibration free heavy duty machining by combining its two methods of clamping.
When machining steel or at large chip depths, conventional vacuum clamping force limitations are reached. Often resulting in horizontal displacement of your work piece.
The X-Vac clamping system has minimalist stops at all axis therefore the contour of the workpiece remains largely free for machining. For this purpose, special T-nuts are pushed in the T-slots up to the edge of the workpiece.
These T-slots are not recessed in the clamping plate like the usual ones, but are raised by between a few tenths and a couple of millimetres. For example, large cutting forces can be achieved with a stop height of only 0.5 mm. In this process, the vacuum serves to eliminate vibrations by pulling the workpiece down onto the clamping plate.
The suction cups can be closed quickly (without tools) so the plate can be used as a standard, solid, cross T-slot plate.