I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice on a vacuum pump?
I have a CAMWOOD 408 (4X8 table, 6hp water cooled spindle etc.) and it came with a Travaini 7.5Kw vacuum pump (model EVO1OM).
My question is this: Is this pump strong enough to hold down a piece of MDF (used as spoil board) as well as a piece of plywood on top of the MDF?
I had the pump running the other day (finally got around to wiring it into the circuit breaker) and it just doesn't seem to produce enough suction. I have a rapid speed of 60"/m at the moment and if the clamp is not really locked down the wood will shift when the tool is going around a corner. I'm thinking it really would need more suction to hold down a 3/4" piece of plywood with a 3/8" tool at this speed.
I phoned EX Factory and they told me that this pump was a bit of an after thought and may not work for this setup.
Any one have any ideas?