Vacuum Tables

Vacuum Tables

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Super precision, flatness, stability and durability

FOR VACUUM TABLE INFORMATION & SALES
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Why Our Vacuum Tables?

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We have been manufacturing vacuum tables for over 30 years.

high volume vacuum manufacturing

Our low price is the result of our high volume and efficient manufacturing processes.

near perfect flatness

Industry leading flatness of +/-.001″ per linear foot.

vacuum tables are automated 24 hours a day

We manufacture thousands of vacuum tables every year for dozens of unique applications.

We are the world’s largest manufacturer of precision vacuum tables for:

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Vacuum Table Options

  • Automatic pin registration may be added as an option for your vacuum table to register your substrate.
  • Sliding vacuum tables can be made custom for your application with up to two axis of travel. We also offer swiveling casters for easy transportation.
  • Formica is an option for your vacuum table surface if your substrate is prone to conductivity or sensitive to scratches.
  • Valves may be added to your vacuum table to turn custom zones on and off.
  • Anodize may be used for insulation and corrosion resistance. Options for colors are also available.
  • Custom vacuum hole patterns are available.
  • Bases manufactured custom for your vacuum table. Any size and any shape.
  • Vacuum Table Zones for actuating different areas of the vacuum table with vacuum.

Vacuum Table Options:

Automatic Pin Registration
Automatic pin registration may be added as an option for your vacuum table to register your substrate.
Sliding Vacuum Table
Sliding vacuum tables can be made custom for your application with up to two axis of travel. We also offer swiveling casters for easy transportation.
formica vacuum top
Formica is an option for your vacuum table surface if your substrate is prone to conductivity or sensitive to scratches.
vacuum actuation valves
Valves may be added to your vacuum table to turn custom zones on and off.
anodized vacuum table
Anodize may be used for insulation and corrosion resistance. Options for colors are also available.
vacuum table base
Bases manufactured custom for your vacuum table. Any size and any shape.
Vacuum hold down
Vacuum Table Zones for actuating different specified areas of the vacuum table with vacuum.

The standard 1/8″ thick vacuum table top skin is a tough aluminum alloy backed up by a layer of epoxy resin. This combination provides excellent resistance to dents and dings. You literally have to hit these tables with a hammer to dent them. The entire vacuum table is constructed of aluminum with an aluminum honeycomb core. Commonalty of materials reduces the affect of temperature differences affecting the table flatness. The honeycomb core has a slotted top and bottom to provide vacuum flow evenly across the table.

A 1″ x 1″ manifold surrounds the slotted honeycomb core all around the core internally. This provides the best possible distribution of vacuum at all of the vacuum holes across the vacuum table top.

1/16″ diameter holes 1/2″ apart are standard and work well with most applications. Materials as thin as .005″ thick polycarbonate or vinyl sheets do not dimple perceptibly when being drawn against the 1/16″ hole under the full vacuum force provided from our standard vacuum pump (see specifications and formulas on this page).If you require a hole size under 1/16″ (1/25″ is minimum) there is a 20% increase in cost from our standard pricing. Our 1/25″ size holes are “counterbored” from behind so vacuum flow loss is minimized.

When a part is placed over the vacuum table it is not correct to think that it is being held only by the 1/16″ vacuum hole size. This is because air is removed all around the holes as well. This effectively makes the holding power of the vacuum table much greater. If the material is flexible and can be peeled away from the holes (like peeling a banana) then this is less true, but the initial resistance of the material to shifting sideways or lifting vertically is always greater than the force calculated by adding the total area of vacuum holes beneath the material being held against the vacuum tabletop.

As a reference, each square foot of 1/16″ vacuum holes on 1/2″ centers would total 1 3/4 square inch of direct vacuum area. Our standard high flow vacuum pump draws 45″ of water or 1 psig for a total direct hold of 1 3/4 lbs. The actual holding effect of these 1/16″ holes is much greater as explained in the above paragraph.

Standard Table
1/8″ thick skin on top and 1/16″ thick skin on bottom
3.6 lbs (58 oz) per square foot
1/8″ thick skin on top and bottom
4.5 lbs (72 oz) per square foot. Subtract 28 oz per square foot if 1/16″ skin is used on top and bottom of table
4.5 lbs – 28 oz = 44 oz per square foot. Naturally, the thinner the top skin, the more vulnerable the vacuum table top is to dents. The aluminum honeycomb core and epoxy coating behind the top skin adds some additional resistance to dents, but we advise using 1/8″ top skin with 1/16″ bottom skin if possible.
All 1 3/16″ thick tables have a 3/8″ flange all around for clamping on or drilling through. If you choose a vacuum source from one of the sides of the table instead of from the bottom, there will not be a flange on the side of the table that has the manifold. We will drill and tap any holes or add any additional flanges to suit your application. Just send a drawing.

Technical Support

Just give us a call or drop us an email. Ask for the Vacuum Table Engineering Department and we will help you develop a table for your particular application or help you select the correct standard “off-the-shelf” vacuum table. It just can’t get any simpler! Email us now with your application and you will get an answer right away. Also see our Vacuum Table FAQs.

International Customers

Systematic Automation vacuum tables are the number one choice for machine builders around the world. Our vacuum tables are carefully packed to avoid any damage in shipment.

Wood Crating

Most tables can be shipped by UPS if under 20″x 20″. No special wood crating is required for tables under 20″x 20″. Larger tables are expertly crated for freight transportation. ROHS compliant wood is available for international shipments.

Standard Sizes

The sizes listed below are the outside dimensions of Systematic Automation vacuum tables (custom sizes available). The standard vacuum hole pattern is two inches less than the outside of the table, so a 20″ x 20″ table will have an 18″ x 18″ vacuum hole pattern.

  • 5″ x 6″ x 1 3/16″
  • 8″ x 8″ x 1 3/16″
  • 12″ x 8″ x 1 3/16″
  • 12″ x 12″ x 1 3/16″
  • 12″ x 16″ x 1 3/16″
  • 12″ x 24″ x 1 3/16″
  • 12″ x 30″ x 1 3/16″
  • 14″ x 14″ x 1 3/16″
  • 16″ x 11″ x 1 3/16″
  • 18″ x 11″ x 1 3/16″
  • 20″ x 16″ x 1 3/16″
  • 20″ x 17″ x 1 3/16″
  • 20″ x 18″ x 1 3/16″
  • 20″ x 20″ x 1 3/16″
  • 22″ x 22″ x 1 3/16″
  • 24″ x 18″ x 1 3/16″
  • 24″ x 22″ x 1 3/16″
  • 24″ x 28″ x 1 3/16″
  • 26″ x 14″ x 1 3/16″
  • 26″ x 19″ x 1 3/16″
  • 26″ x 20″ x 1 3/16″
  • 26″ x 30″ x 1 3/16″
  • 26″ x 34″ x 1 3/16″
  • 27″ x 40″ x 1 3/16″
  • 28″ x 32″ x 1 3/16″
  • 30″ x 20″ x 1 3/16″
  • 30″ x 34″ x 1 3/16″
  • 30″ x 40″ x 1 3/16″
  • 36″ x 36″ x 1 3/16″
  • 48″ x 48″ x 1 3/16″*
  • 48″ x 96″ x 1.50″*
  • 72″ x 144″ x 1.50″*
  • Other sizes available upon request.

*Note: Vacuum tables over 48″ x 48″ require support at more than four points to maintain the plus or minus one thousandth of an inch flatness specification.

The Vacuum Pump

1/2 hp Regenerative Vacuum Pump Price $880.00

Part # R0807020

The Vacuum Valves

The Vacuum Valve exhausts vacuum in the table when shut off. Standard valve for pump described to the left is vacuum on/off for 1 3/8″ vacuum hose (inside diameter) and requires a minimum of 80 PSI compressed air supply to operate.
Part # S1801000 – Price $375.00.

The Vacuum Valve with Blowback blows air into the vacuum table. The valve diverts the exhaust of the vacuum pump (pressure) as supply air. The air flow into the table is easily adjustable in force and flow rate, using an adjustment lever on the valve. For 1 3/8″ hose (inside diameter).
Part # S1801001 – Price $510.00.

Adjustable Vacuum Force Intake Valve
permits the reduction of flow to the vacuum table by allowing a controlled amount of air to enter the vacuum table.
Part # S4036M14 – Price $136.00.

Foot Pedal for valve activation.
Part #S0122002 – Price $130.00

The Vacuum Valves

The Vacuum Valve exhausts vacuum in the table when shut off. Standard valve for pump described to the left is vacuum on/off for 1 3/8″ vacuum hose (inside diameter) and requires a minimum of 80 PSI compressed air supply to operate.
Part # S1801000 – Price $375.00.

The Vacuum Valve with Blowback blows air into the vacuum table. The valve diverts the exhaust of the vacuum pump (pressure) as supply air. The air flow into the table is easily adjustable in force and flow rate, using an adjustment lever on the valve. For 1 3/8″ hose (inside diameter).
Part # S1801001 – Price $510.00.

Adjustable Vacuum Force Intake Valve
permits the reduction of flow to the vacuum table by allowing a controlled amount of air to enter the vacuum table.
Part # S4036M14 – Price $136.00.

Foot Pedal for valve activation.
Part #S0122002 – Price $130.00

Vacuum technical information

vacuum tablesSystematic Automation is an expert manufacturer of vacuum tables, leading the industry with proprietary technology and setting the standard for superior, state-of-the-art vacuum tables.  We have been in business since 1983, designing, engineering and manufacturing precision vacuum table solutions for virtually any application required.  Our large capacity modern facility allows us to produce high quality products and meet large volume requirements.

Our knowledge and resources allow us to provide the best value to you with a high-performance vacuum table at the lowest possible cost.  Our highly skilled staff and expert engineers provide world class automated solutions with standard or customized vacuum table systems for several commercial and industrial uses.

Systematic Automation Provides Superior Vacuum Tables for Any Application

Systematic Automation has a full line of precision vacuum tables used in a wide array of industrial applications worldwide.  Vacuum tables are used in screen printing processes to securely hold the substrate in place while performing printing or curing processes.   This ensures a consistent printing process with complete coverage, dramatically improving product quality.

Vacuum tables are also used in highly specialized commercial applications such as CNC Machining, Ultrasonic cutting and UV curing for OEMs worldwide in various industries such as Automotive and Aerospace.  The use of vacuum tables in these applications helps to maintain part integrity and meet precision customer specifications.

Systematic Automation employs a highly skilled staff with in-depth knowledge of how to customize a vacuum table system for your specialized process, providing you cost saving automated efficiencies.  Improving cycle times through increased automation always provides a quick return on investment.

We provide continual support and professional customer service for all vacuum table solutions. We have several standard size models to choose from, or will customize a vacuum table specific to your application.

Systematic Automation, Inc. provides proven vacuum solutions with proprietary and patented technology.  All machines are tested rigorously for precision performance prior to shipping.  Contact us today for proven solutions from the world’s largest manufacturer of vacuum tables.