Systematic Automation Inc. manufactures precision (+/-.001″ flatness per linear foot) vacuum tables for plotter & cutting systems. The precision vacuum table is used to hold down the material during the automated cutting process to keep the material in place, ensuring your desired cut out. SA vacuum tables can be outfitted with a sacrificial top skin for quick and easy replacement. Our vacuum tables are custom to your cutting / plotting system.

Plotter and cutting systems are typically used with fabrics. Included with the system are heavy duty vacuum pumps with HP to your specification for maximum hold down during the cutting process. Vacuum pumps can be configured to operate in separate zones.

The plotter and cutting systems utilize a 28mm diameter rotary blade, which allows for easy cutting of fabrics without applying direct pressure. This design ensures that the blade has minimal contact with the vacuum table, thereby extending the longevity of the sacrificial layer. For cutting tougher materials such as carbon fiber, carbide straight blades are utilized.

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The majority of plotting and cutting systems for the canvas and sail making industries only require a blade. A sacrificial layer can be used for the top surface and can be HDPE, Porex, PVC or Polyproplyene (more options are available upon request). The layer is drilled with holes parallel to the vacuum table so that you do not lose any suction.

Additionally, we provide an array of features and customizable options to complement the vacuum table for your plotter cutter machine, such as:

  • Custom shaped vacuum tables
  • Custom designed zones with valves
  • Custom hole patterns
  • Custom bases
  • Sliding vacuum tables
  • Heated vacuum tables
  • Automatic pin registration
  • Formica table surface
  • Anodized table surface

Value Added Services

Our knowledgeable engineering department will assist you in selecting the optimal size vacuum table, type of pump best suited for your needs, and port location. Our precision vacuum tables are available with vacuum port connections from any side of the table, or at any location from the bottom of the table.

You can also call on Systematic Automation to resurface your current vacuum table, applying our extensive knowledge in manufacturing precision vacuum tables to providing superior engineering enhancements to your current product.

At Systematic Automation, we have vast experience in providing the most cost-efficient solution for your application requirements. With our customized approach, we make sure that you get the vacuum system required for your application, without paying more than you need to.

Systematic Automation is recognized as a leading global supplier of vacuum tables, with experienced engineers providing customized solutions. We provide exceptional customer service and ongoing support to ensure success of your installation. Contact us today to learn more about our high-performance vacuum tables for cutter plotter machines.

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