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Virtual Industries Debuts PORTA-VAC� II Kit With Molded Peek� Wafer Tip

Jun 08, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO � June 2009 � Virtual Industries Inc., a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions, announces the availability of the PORTA-VAC II with wafer tip VMWT-C, capable of handling up to 8" (200 mm) wafers.

This wafer handling tool kit comes standard with one molded peek wafer tip, which is ideal for handling wafers,�flat panels�or any item that has a flat, hard surface. Additionally, it easily lifts more than 500 grams, has no hoses to get in the way and includes a disposable 9V battery. Rear exhaust of the pump air is standard on these units.

The low battery indicator flashes red when the battery needs to be changed or an optional battery pack recharged. A switch setting on the bottom of the tool allows selection of alkaline battery or NiMH battery discharge characteristics for the low battery indicator. Also, a large on/off switch provides easy control, and an internal air filter (P/N PV4000-FIL-5) is replaceable from the front of the tool. The Class 1 exhaust filter is clean room approved and ensures clean operation. An optional rechargeable battery pack and in-stand charger also are available.�This tool accepts any of Virtual Industries' handling tips that have the press-fit-adaptor.

The PORTA-VAC II kit is ESD-safe, portable and cost-effective (US $837.40).

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About Virtual Industries Inc.

Founded in 1987, Virtual Industries Inc. is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more than 20 years, Virtual Industries has been a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions to the world's high-technology firms. The company's patented ESD-safe products are used by CLASS I clean room personnel, electronics assemblers, semiconductor manufacturers, Universities and scientists globally. Virtual Industries' success has come from developing innovative manual vacuum handling tools and pick-up tips based on customer requests and customer feed back. These tools provide customer specific solutions that make assembly and processing operations more productive and ergonomic. For more information, visit the company at

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