The Schmalz vacuum blocks VC-S achieve enormous holding forces and extremely high dimensional accuracy.


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Vacuum blocks for Italian manufacturers for the clamping and processing of various wooden workpieces

Type of handling Clamping
Industry Wood
Workpiece Wooden sheets
Product Vacuum Clamping Systems, Clamping Solutions for Woodworking
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In CNC machining centers from the SCM Group, solid wood has to be clamped using a vacuum such that it can be processed for the manufacture of door or window frames.

The Schmalz vacuum blocks VC-S achieve enormous holding forces and extremely high dimensional accuracy.

Company Kopf, with headquarters in Lahr, Germany, is a carpentry workshop that specializes in interior construction. The company has 5 employees with 1.5-shift operation. Kopf uses a CNC machining center from Morbidelli to produce door and window frames from solid wood. This machine is equipped with the new VC-S series of vacuum blocks from Schmalz. The VC-S hose-free vacuum clamping system was specially designed for CNC machining centers from the SCM Group. The vacuum blocks are mechanically prefastened on the bracket to secure them against slipping when workpieces are placed upon them. A vacuum clamps both the workpiece and the vacuum block securely and precisely in place. The vacuum blocks VC-S can withstand high lateral forces.

The vacuum blocks’ high holding forces ensure the highest level of precision throughout the entire production process.

The vacuum blocks are equipped with an elastomer suction plate. The workpieces are placed on the suction plate and affixed securely in place. If the suction plate of the vacuum block becomes damaged, it can be replaced with a new suction plate quickly and easily. This fast, easy and cost-effective replacement of the suction plate ensures maximum flexibility and minimizes set-up times for the CNC machining center.

Clamping Equipment for SCM / Morbidelli Consoles