Portable, vacuum-clamping system expected from Festool

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Festool USA plans to introduce a portable, suction-based clamping system called the VAC SYS on March 1.

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The VAC SYS system allows the user to effectively clamp non-porous material for machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage. Each clamping module is equipped with a suction base that adheres to nonporous surfaces with a quick release valve, and can adapt to many surface sizes based on interchangeable vacuum cups, according to the company.

“The VAC SYS will truly improve the way professional craftsmen work. It provides industrial-quality, suction-based material clamping whether you’re in a smaller shop or on the jobsite,” Festool USA chief sales and marketing officer Steve Rangoussis said in a statement.

Festool is offering three different VAC SYS product configurations:

VAC SYS System: Includes the VAC PMP vacuum pump, SE 1 clamping module with round vacuum pod, and a foot valve.

VAC SYS System Set: Doubles the clamping coverage with an additional SE 2 clamping module.

VAC PMP: Continuous-duty pump, designed for use with clamping modules.

For information, visit www.festoolusa.com.

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