Vektek, Inc.

Phone: 913-365-1045
Toll-Free: 800-992-0236
Fax: 816-364-0471

Please visit: Vektek, Inc.

Mailing Address:
1334 E 6th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801 US

A Special Message from Vektek, Inc.

Precision Clamping Specialists: It's Who We Are and All We Do!


Vektek Position Sensing Clamps
Vektek Position Sensing Clamps

Battle Against Scrap

Position Sensing Clamps are another weapon in the fight against scrap and crashes. They incorporate a sensor to verify the clamp has moved as planned and in the expected position to begin machining. The repeatability of TuffCam™  coupled with position sensing makes them ideal for robotic applications. Learn more at

TuffCam Swing Clamps
TuffCam Swing Clamps

Why TuffCam Swing Clamps

Faster clamp time plus the most accurate and repeatable performance in the industry. Design flexibility to fill your power workholding requirements including twelve body styles,  single or double acting operation and interchangeability with Standard Swing Clamps…it doesn’t get any better than that!

Click here for The Cartridge Cylinder brochure
Click here for The Cartridge Cylinder brochure

NOW, Power Your Wedge Driven Clamps

Vektek now offers short stroke cartridge cylinders that are specifically designed for use with wedge driven clamping elements like Mitee-Bite Uniforce,®  ID Expansion and OK-Vise.®  Vektek now offers short stroke cartridge cylinders that are specifically designed for use with wedge driven clamping elements like Mitee-Bite Uniforce®,  ID Expansion and OK-Vise®.  Six capacities, in both Slip-in and Threaded styles, deliver the reliability you expect. We can cross reference any competitors’ cylinder for a perfect fit replacement.

Company Profile

Vektek is a world leading supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic clamping systems for the metalworking, tool & die and mold industries. One of a family of privately held manufacturing businesses, Vektek was established in 1974 by two graduate engineers to build hydraulic pump, machine part and cylinder assemblies in Emporia, Kansas.

Early success demonstrated Vektek’s proven strengths in hydraulic component engineering and manufacturing which drove a decision in 1982 to introduce an OEM product line to the Emporia facility. By 1986 the VektorFlo® line of swing clamps, work supports and workholding system accessories was receiving enthusiastic market response as a high quality product produced and technically supported well above industry standards. Vektek also established an expanded direct sales and customer service office in St. Joseph, Missouri at that time.

Vektek has grown to become one of the top international suppliers of workholding products and services primarily to Automotive, Heavy Equipment and Aerospace, dealing with well over 300 customers per day in virtually all sectors of the economy. Our products are used by medium/high volume and high equipment-availability manufacturing companies demanding well-engineered and reliable automation components and system solutions in their factories, and are backed by the largest factory-direct customer service team in the industry.

A specialist philosophy has greatly contributed to Vektek’s steady and consistent growth. This comes from our experience that a focus on power workholding builds a wealth of deep and specific expertise that becomes an important part of the overall value offered by the Company. In an age of rapidly advancing product and process technology, sharing specialized know-how in close cooperation with our customers results in better alignment with their critical initiatives and an improved understanding of their ever-changing needs. We feel this is vital for building long-term mutually successful customer relationships.

Vektek achieved ISO-9001 certification in November 2000, became ISO-9001:2000 in September 2003, and has now met the Quality Management Systems requirements for ISO 9001:2008 certification through American Global Standards.

Product Categories of Vektek, Inc.

  • Actuators, Hydraulic & Pneumatic
  • Clamps & Fixturing Devices
  • Collets for Workholding
  • Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

  • VektorAir®
  • VektorFlo®
  • VektorFlo® Metric

Deep Links

Hydraulic Workholding Product Index

VektorFlo® power clamps provide the "helping hands" to present more parts to the machine spindle with less effort, more consistency, and greater productivity at a cost only modestly more than manual fixtures. Use VektorFlo® because it can increase your productivity.

Metric Workholding Product

The selection of any single brand of hydraulic clamp, as any other important decision, must be made from an informed, intelligent point of view. Your choice should be based on many factors influenced by your specific application. Other factors can be used for general comparison and are strong indicators of the overall quality of the brand selected. Before making any decision, we ask that you take time to compare product quality, product and information availability, technical support and service both before and after the sale. When you do, you'll find VektorFlo® Metric "head and shoulders" above the rest!

1000psi/70bar/7MPa Power clamping

Many CNC machines are purchased with integrated hydraulic power supplies delivering up to  7MPa pressure. Those purchasing machines with a maximum 7MPa will need power clamping to fit their power supply. Vektek’s 7 MPa products are designed to perform optimally in a lower than 7MPa pressure environments. Tested to 1,000,000  cycles at full operational pressure, you are assured of the long product life needed to keep your production lines operating

VektorAir Pneumatic Clamping

VektorAir™ devices include swing clamps, link clamps, toggles, intensifier, valves, hardware and plumbing accessories designed specifically for precision clamping. Durable enough for use in machining and welding operations, VektorAir™ products are a good fit for woodworking, assembly and automation.

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Product Announcements Provided By Vektek, Inc.

Combination Sequence/PRV

Easy Mount No Leak Double Acting Cylinder

Pilot Operated Check Valve

Pressure Switch

Low Profile Steps up to TuffCam™ Technology

As seen in MMS

Pressure Switches Guard Against Contamination
Vektek offers pressure switches featuring improved water resistance, a redesigned adjuster collar, universal cabling and guards against contaminant pathways.

Moving in with a Customer
Shop owner Chris Nachtmann has established a close relationship with one of his biggest customers. In fact, he moved his operation inside that customer’s facility a couple years ago. Now, he’s making greater strides to invest in and grow his business.

What Do You Know about Hydraulic Clamping?
Here’s a resource to learn more.

Inline Filter Protects Components
Vektek has developed an inline filter to help deal with system contamination, which can invade circuits and damage sensitive components. These compact filters are available in 10- and 25-micron filtration models to protect components, isolate contamination inside plumbing and keep systems operating at peak performance. These filters are small enough to use on each device and for protective use throughout the circuit.

Self-Priming, Workholding Air/Hydraulic Pump
The company’s workholding air/hydraulic pump is suitable for fixtures or pallet systems. The maximum air inlet pressure of 120 psi yields a hydraulic output pressure of as much as 3,000 psi with hydraulic flow rates to 1 gpm. Hydraulic pressure can be adjusted via the built-in air pressure regulator. This self-prim