Multi-Power Vac

May 01, 2015

Mitee-Bite has introduced a universal multi-functional vacuum system. This system has several unique features to meet vacuum workholding needs. It can be powered with the company's vacuum generator (shop air) or vacuum pumps.

It has a textured face creating additional holding force through friction. Four vacuum ports allowing user to hold up to four small parts or one large part (ports can be plugged). Grid plate tapped with M6 threads allowing multiple workholding solutions. Includes four Sliding Stops and a package of fixture clamps (50206).

Multiple vacuum generators can be connected on each pallet if additional CFM is desired or simply swap over to our electric vacuum pump for a higher evacuation rate. Multiple Multi-Power Vac units can operate from (1) vacuum generator.

On the bottom of all Multi-Power Vac the company provides two bushings for its locating pins to easily place and remove the Multi-Power Vac with precise repeatability.

Also provided are six oversized washers machined below the bottom surface allows unit to be used for grinding applications on a magnetic chuck.

Related Glossary Terms

  • chuck


    Workholding device that affixes to a mill, lathe or drill-press spindle. It holds a tool or workpiece by one end, allowing it to be rotated. May also be fitted to the machine table to hold a workpiece. Two or more adjustable jaws actually hold the tool or part. May be actuated manually, pneumatically, hydraulically or electrically. See collet.

  • fixture


    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • magnetic chuck

    magnetic chuck

    Workholding device used on surface grinders and milling machines for holding ferrous parts with large, flat sides. Holding power may be provided by permanent magnets or by an electromagnetic system. See chuck.