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Offline Aclaw

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Virutex Clamping system
« on: May 23, 2016, 01:02 PM »
I know many foggers have used this system before the release of the Festool system in NA.  My question is....Can the Virutex be ran off of a vacuum pump instead of an air compressor?  If so, are there any modifications that need to be done to accomplish this?

Thanks,
AC

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Offline rst

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Re: Virutex Clamping system
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 03:14 PM »
I have two of the basic Virutex, (SVN 470 auxiliary unit) that I run off a surplus refrigeration pump.  This basic version did not rotate so I bought two bar stool swivels and mounted the units on those to get rotation.  These two cost me less than $500.00.  I have since bought the Sys Vac I and II and tww of each of the heads.  I do a lot of prototype work and the various heads give me great versatility.

Offline Aclaw

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Re: Virutex Clamping system
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 03:22 PM »
@rst

Were there any changes that you needed to make to the virutex clamps to run off the pump?

Offline rst

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Re: Virutex Clamping system
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 03:39 PM »
The only differences between the two units are that the auxiliary does not swivel and does not have the Venturi vacuum generator.  I bought the hose accessory, it's vinyl tubing (8538005 Pipe D.6), sold on the Basic unit SVN250 page.  I bought push/pull 1/4" tube connectors from http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Shopping/Catalog/Pneumatic_Components/Push-to-Connect_NPT_Pneumatic_Fittings_(Thermoplastic)/Male_Straight_(Hex_Body)/MS14-18N.   I then used a Milton female air fitting threaded into push to connect fitting the to connect to my pump.