VTS | Vacuum Track System

VTS | Vacuum Track System

Promotech’s vacuum track system provides firm grip of track segments on materials such as stainless steel, aluminium, carbon steel, etc… Light-weight and modular design enables easy adjustment and fitting of the system to specific needs depending on welding or cutting applications and working positions (e.g. flat, horizontal or vertical). System is compatible with standard Rail Bull track segments.

System elements and accessories

  • Vacuum Track System can be easily configured in a number of ways depending on the model of welding tractor in use and the required application
  • Hi-Flex track (Rail Tug, Rail Bull 2)
  • Custom rolled tracks (Rail Tug, Rail Bull 2)
  • Semi-flexible track (Rail Tug, Rail Bull, Rail Bull 2)
  • Rigid track (Rail Tug, Rail Bull, Rail Bull 2)
  • Flexible trackway (Gecko, Gecko HS, Gecko Battery)
  • V-track (Dragon, Dragon HS)

Applications

  • welding and cutting of non-ferromagnetic materials (aluminum or stainless steel constructions)
  • welding and cutting of thin or coated ferromagnetic materials when magnetic adhesion may be insufficient

Main features and benefits:

  • Back up reservoir for added safety in case of a power failure; back up vacuum offers additional time to safely secure a welding tractor and tracks; it also greatly reduces installation time of the whole system
  • Maximum plate temperature up to +320°C (608°F)
  • Only 100 mm (4”) minimal distance from heat source to vacuum pads

Modular design can easily configure the whole Vacuum Track System depending on your needs and job in hands. A large selection of system elements including rigid and semi-flexible rails, vacuum pads, hoses, valves and fittings help you make your work even more efficient. By means of Vacuum Track System you can perform lots of welding and cutting tasks in horizontal and vertical positions on both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

Up to 4 rails can be connected separately for rail leapfrogging during operation

The permitted load is up to 30 kg (66 lbs) – welding/
cutting tractor with accessories.

Semi-flexible track enables fixing on curved surfaces with a radius of at least 5 meters (16ft)

Brochures

Make sure you are familiar with Promotech Vacuum Fixing System brochure including technical data and detailed information about this system. We recommend using our Rail Bull | Welding & Cutting Tractor with the system.

Vacuum Track System

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Vakuum Befestigungssystem

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Sistema di Guida a Depressione

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Systeme de Rail a Ventouses

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„Vacuum Track” Systém

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Vacuum Rail Systeem

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System configuration for serial connection

System includes:

• Entry vacuum unit (1 unit per rail track)

• Middle vacuum units (up to 5 units per rail track)

• Extension vacuum unit (for serial connection)

  • 4 vacuum units are required per rail track placed in horizontal position
  • 7 vacuum units are required per rail track placed on walls or curvatures
  • Minimal OD is 10 m (32 ft)
  • Minimal OD is 3 m (10 ft)

System configuration for single track or parallel connection

System includes:

• Entry vacuum unit (1 unit per rail track)

• Middle vacuum units (up to 5 units per rail track)

• End vacuum unit (for single rail track or parallel connection)

Technical Specification

  • Promotech’s system consists of a vacuum pump that generates vacuum and of vacuum units that fix the semiflexible or rigid track to the surface.
  • A single pump provides gauge pressure sufficient for up to 21 vacuum units.
  • A single vacuum unit provides suction power of 1400 N (at gauge pressure of –0.7 bar / –10 psig).
  • The permitted load is up to 30 kg (66 lbs) – welding/ cutting tractor with accessories.
  • Semi-flexible track can be fixed on flat or curved surfaces with a radius of at least 5 meters (16 ft).
  • An optional manifold can separately connect vacuum units of up to four rails, what allows rail leapfrogging during operation.
  • Temperature of material on which vacuum pads are used cannot exceed +320°C (608°F).
  • Heat source must be kept at least 100 mm (4”) away from vacuum pads.
  • Safety eye bolts are provided to suspend vacuum rail tracks and protect them against accidental fall.

Vacuum Track System parameters

Maximum number of vacuum units per vacuum pump21
Minimum curvature radius of a semi-flexible track5 m (16 ft)
Vacuum unit holding force1400 N
(at gauge pressure of –0.7 bar / –10 psig)
Working positionsflat, horizontal, vertical
Maximum permitted track load30 kg (66 lbs)
Required number of vacuum units per rail placed in horizontal position4
Required number of vacuum units per rail placed on walls or curvatures7
Permitted ambient temperature near vacuum unitsfrom –20°C to 200°C
(from –4°F to 392°F)

Portable vacuum pump parameters

Voltage1~ 230 V, 50–60 Hz
1~ 115 V, 50–60 Hz
Power400 W
Gauge pressure obtainable–0.8 bar (–11.5 psig)
(where 0 is for atmospheric pressure, and –1 is for perfect vacu
Pump capacity4 m3/h (141 ft3/h)
Ambient temperature0–40°C (32–104°F)
Safety reservoir volume10 l (0.35 ft3)
Weight (with safety reservoir)23 kg (51 lbs)