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Woodworking

Vacuum is used in nearly every step of the woodworking industry. From handling and lifting to laminating and wood drying.

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The role of vacuum in woodworking

Woodworking is a timeless craft that has seamlessly adapted to the tides of technological progress.

Incorporating vacuum technology has provided a more flexible approach to various applications within woodworking.
Vacuum provides a flexible approach to CNC applications, resulting in a higher quality end product.

It offers more control during cutting processes, minimizes waste, makes handling and lifting effortless, and creates a safer and dust-free work environment.

This results in a higher quality end product by enhancing precision and reducing the risk of defects in the final product.

Our extensive product range always helps select the optimal vacuum generator for all woodworking applications. Both technically and economically. No matter your requirements, we have the best solution for you. Of course, always with the service tailored to your needs.

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Vacuum applications in woodworking

Thanks to vacuum technology, woodworking processes can be carried out faster than conventional methods while even improving product quality.

Vacuum is used to secure workpieces during cutting processes and enhance efficiency and safety on the work floor.

It also significantly reduces drying times and ensures that impregnating agents seep faster and more evenly into every pore of a piece of wood.

Find the right vacuum solution for your woodworking application:

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Clamping on CNC routers

CNC (computer numerical control) routers use vacuum clamps to securely fasten a workpiece. This prevents unwanted movement during the cutting process that could ruin the product.

Vacuum clamping systems are designed to hold wooden parts of any shape: Straight, curved, or complex. The system is made up of several clamping elements, also called suction pods. They are strategically placed to match the shape and size of the workpiece and do not leave any pressure marks or other damage to the wood.

Discover more about the use of vacuum in other CNC processes on our application page.

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Handling and lifting

Wooden parts can be safely and quickly moved along the production line with the help of vacuum.

Grippers, also known as vacuum suction cups, create a strong and secure hold that adheres to the surface of the wooden panel. This makes it easier to load and unload workpieces onto CNC routers and lift and transport them to any desired location within the production process.

Thanks to vacuum, efficiency and safety are increased, while manual labor is reduced.

Visit our application page to learn more about how vacuum is used in handling and lifting processes.

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Laminating and veneer pressing with vacuum

Vacuum is used to achieve tight and cohesive bonds between wooden pieces in the construction of furniture or other wooden structures.

Thin layers of wood, commonly referred to as veneers, are glued to panels to create various wooden products such as doors and parquet flooring. Veneers can also be laminated together to create a single, thicker and more stable workpiece.

Vacuum removes any air pockets or other irregularities, resulting in a smooth and uniform surface. This enhances the durability of the workpiece, strengthening the structural integrity of the final product.

It is crucial to select the correct vacuum pump that can maintain the right vacuum level throughout the whole process to prevent damage to the veneers and other workpieces.

Discover more about laminating and pressing with vacuum by visiting our application page.

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Sawdust removal

Large amounts of sawdust can accumulate during various steps of woodworking processes.

A vacuum-based collection system continuously removes dust and debris, preventing buildup over time.

This helps maintain a clean and safe working environment while prolonging the service life and performance of woodworking equipment.
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Drying

Vacuum can reduce drying times from several weeks to a few days.

But that’s not the only benefit: As the boiling point of water decreases under vacuum, wood can dry at lower temperatures, averting damage from excessive heat.

Visit our application page to learn more about how vacuum is used in drying processes.

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Impregnation

Vacuum plays a crucial role in impregnating wood.

It ensures that the impregnating agent evenly permeates every pore of the wood’s cellular structure.

This not only increases the wood’s durability but also enhances its resistance to decay, insects, and other environmental factors. Thus extending the lifespan of the product it is used for.

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Our solutions for the woodworking industry

Our extensive product range always helps select the optimal vacuum generator for all woodworking applications.

For example, our MINK dry claw vacuum pumps provide a flexible approach to clamping on CNC routers, handling and lifting, and the removal of sawdust. And DOLPHIN liquid ring vacuum pumps, as well as MINK claw vacuum pumps, reduce wood drying times to just a few days and can help impregnate wood with various preservatives and other substances.

Is your application not mentioned? Contact our Busch experts. We are happy to help!

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Case studies

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    Energy Savings Thanks to the Right Choice of Vacuum Supply

    Holzbearbeitung Kraus GmbH

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  • Vacuum in Woodworking – Part 4

    Vacuum in Woodworking – Part 4

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    Vacuum in Woodworking – Part 3

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  • Vacuum in Woodworking – Part 2

    Vacuum in Woodworking – Part 2

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    Vacuum in Woodworking – Part 1

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  • Secure Clamping of Small Panels with Vacuum

    Secure Clamping of Small Panels with Vacuum

    ASSTEC

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  • Enormous Energy Savings Thanks to the Right Choice of Vacuum Generation

    Enormous Energy Savings Thanks to the Right Choice of Vacuum Generation

    Tvilum

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  • Efficient Vacuum Supply for Motor Home Production

    Efficient Vacuum Supply for Motor Home Production

    Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG

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    Huge Energy Savings with Centralized Vacuum Concept

    Capron GmbH

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  • Economical and Reliable Vacuum Clamping for the Production of Seating Furniture

    Economical and Reliable Vacuum Clamping for the Production of Seating Furniture

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FAQ

How is vacuum used in woodworking?

Thanks to vacuum technology, woodworking can be carried out faster while still producing high-quality products. For example, CNC (computer numerical control) routers employ vacuum clamps to fasten a workpiece securely. This prevents unwanted movement during the cutting process that could ruin the product. And to address the issue of sawdust accumulation, a vacuum-based collection system can continuously remove dust and debris, preventing buildup over time. Once cut, wooden pieces can be transported along the production line using handling and lifting systems. Grippers, also known as vacuum suction cups, create a strong and secure hold that adheres to the surface of the wooden panel.

Vacuum is also used to achieve tight and cohesive bonds between thin layers of wood, commonly referred to as veneers. They are glued to panels to create various wooden products such as doors and parquet flooring. Vacuum removes any air pockets or other irregularities, enhancing the durability of the workpiece. Furthermore, vacuum reduces wood drying times from several weeks to just a few days while also enabling drying at lower temperatures, preventing heat damage. Additionally, in wood impregnating processes, vacuum ensures even penetration of the impregnating agent throughout the wood’s cellular structure. This not only increases the wood’s durability but also enhances its resistance to decay, insects, and other environmental factors.

Which vacuum solutions are ideal for the woodworking industry?

Busch offers several vacuum solutions for the woodworking industry. For example, our MINK dry claw vacuum pumps provide a flexible approach to clamping on CNC routers, handling and lifting, and the removal of sawdust. And DOLPHIN liquid ring vacuum pumps, as well as MINK claw vacuum pumps, reduce wood drying times to just a few days and can help impregnate wood with various preservatives and other substances. The following product lines are the ideal choice for your various woodworking applications:


Each industry and application has different needs. To find out which vacuum solution fits your needs best, get in touch with our Busch experts.

How are clamping systems used in the woodworking industry?

Vacuum clamps securely fasten wood pieces, preventing any movement that can ruin the product. They are designed to hold wooden parts of any shape: Straight, curved, or complex.

Vacuum clamping system consists of multiple clamping elements, also known as suction pods. These are strategically placed to match the shape and size of the workpiece and do not leave any pressure marks or other damage to the wood.

How are handling and lifting devices used in the woodworking industry?

Vacuum technology provides a reliable method for moving wooden parts through the entire production line. Vacuum suction cups, or grippers, create a strong and secure hold that adheres to the surface of the wooden panel. This enables effortless loading and unloading of wooden panels onto CNC routers, as well as the lifting and transportation to any desired location within the production process. As a result, efficiency and safety are increased, and manual labor is reduced.