When using a vacuum chuck for a purpose of holding and transporting a workpiece, it is common to connect a hose to the chuck to keep the vacuum drawn. In this case, the hose becomes an obstacle when moving the workpiece while it is still suctioned. It is also difficult to transfer the workpiece to another machine such as a dryer while it is still attached.
In this case, by using a special coupling, it is possible to continue to suction the workpiece even after the air hose is removed after suctioning the workpiece. The system prevents air leaks from occurring even after the hose is removed, thus maintaining the vacuum. Using this method, workpieces that are difficult to handle, such as films, can be moved and various processes can be carried out while being held in place. It can also be used to save air when a workpiece needs to be held in place for a long time.
In addition to the above, Nishimura Advanced Ceramics is also working on the development of new materials and applications for vacuum chucks. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.