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The replaceable aluminum top plate for the modular 2L Vac-Vise vacuum chuck systems covers the surface of the vacuum chuck to allow drilling through and milling around the periphery of workpieces without damaging the surface of the vacuum chuck. The hole pattern of the top plate is identical to the vacuum chuck for quick setup and consistent workpiece placement. The top plate fastens securely to the vacuum chuck with the included brass screws and can be machined without causing damage to the standard cutting tools being used to machine the workpiece.
The replaceable top plate allows for easy prototyping and fast and repeatable setup for production environments, according to the company. The pre-configured vacuum chuck kits are offered with two, three and four pallets.
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