Virtual Industries Inc., a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions, announces that it will exhibit in Booth #920 at the Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Midwest, scheduled to take place September 10-12, 2013 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. Representatives from Virtual Industries will demonstrate two state-of-the-art part handling systems.
The TWEEZER-VAC System with Small Parts Tips and Lighted Magnifier (TV-1000-SP8-BD-MAG1)is a general-purpose vacuum handling tool that plugs directly into 110 Volt 50/60 Hz. This compact unit will handle a wide variety of parts used in the industry today. This kit includes rubber tips for larger items and a set of small parts tips that handle items as small as 150 microns. The long-life diaphragm vacuum pump generates up to 10" of mercury with an open air flow of 2.3 lpm. The unit connects to ground automatically with a three-wire power cord. An optional tip allows handling parts as small as 100 μm.
Also on display, the SMD-VAC-HP System with Foot Switch, Vacuum Pens, Small Parts Tips and Magnifier(V8100A-SP8-BD-MAG1) runs on 12 VDC @ 500mA w/ solenoid. With a precision pump and motor that generates more than 15" of mercury, this tool provides additional pick-up power for handling small to very large size components. The compact tower design takes up a small footprint on the bench. An electric eye pen holder on the side automatically shuts the unit off when the vacuum pen is placed in it. A jack on the rear of the V8100A series allows use of a foot switch to control vacuum during pick-and-place operations. An optional tip allows handling parts as small as 100 μm.
For more information about any of Virtual Industries’ advanced equipment, stop by Booth #920 at ATX Midwest or visitwww.virtual-ii.com.
Founded in 1987, Virtual Industries Inc. is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more than 20 years, Virtual Industries has been a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions to the world’s high-technology firms. The company’s patented ESD-safe products are used by CLASS I clean room personnel, electronics assemblers, semiconductor manufacturers, Universities and scientists globally. Virtual Industries’ success has come from developing innovative manual vacuum handling tools and pick-up tips based on customer requests and customer feed back. These tools provide customer specific solutions that make assembly and processing operations more productive and ergonomic.