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Mitee-Bite’s VM100 vacuum system was originally designed for grinding nonferrous materials on a magnetic chuck. The system, which offers pallet changing capability, accepts a standard 14" × 12" vacuum pallet. To reduce setup time, it can be clamped in a vise. Also, the system can be mounted to a machine’s grid plate or T-slot table with provided clamps. The system operates with shop air at pressures ranging from 70 to 100 psi, eliminating the need for vacuum pumps and coolant traps. For grinding and machining thin material, users can remove the ½" pins and use set screws to locate workpieces and aid in holding force. The company also helps users design and produce vacuum fixtures for custom applications.
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