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Offline bwiele

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VacSys 2 Base Unit question
« on: April 03, 2019, 10:19 PM »
I'm in the process of building a cart for my recently acquired VacSys system - i bought the one that includes the 2 bases that run off of the one vacuum pump.  I'm modeling the cart format off of the designs that others on here have created with a few "improvements" of my own.  I'll provide some details about that once I get it finished. 

Now to my question -

For people who use the system with 2 bases, do you ever close the valves that basically turn off the vacuum suction to the second base when you only need the holding power of one?  That can get tricky when you enclose the system in a cart (especially the valve on the hose that comes out from the back of the foot pedal).  So I'm curious how important it is to shut off the second unit when only one is needed?  Any advice would be appreciated.

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Offline gunnyr

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Re: VacSys 2 Base Unit question
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 11:05 PM »
No need to shut the second unit off when only using one.  It is only when you press your work piece to the vacuum cup that a vacuum is created.  You can use either module individually.  Just remember that when you press the foot pedal the vacuum will be release on BOTH units  (trust me on this one, I've learned this more that once! :-\) The shut off valve is only needed when you only have one vacuum module connected.
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Offline bwiele

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Re: VacSys 2 Base Unit question
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 08:13 PM »
Thank you for your detailed reply, and apologies for my delayed thank you.