On the 27th March 1951 Vacuumatic Ltd was registered at Companies House.
Set up as a division of Portals, the Security paper makers, we were tasked with developing and manufacturing machines to count security bank note papers.
Fast forward 70 years, and we are still supplying the worlds security printers with our range of paper counting machines, along with commercial printers who benefit from the accuracy and reliability of machines designed to be 100% accurate.
Our portfolio of machines now extends to different technologies:
- The original Pin and Blade design using vacuum to separate each sheet
- Disc method of counting which also uses vacuum to separate each sheet
- Camera technology which looks at the edge of a stack and determines how many sheets are present, for use in the plastic card e.g. Credit cards, store cards etc. and the box board industry
- Variable Thickness Friction Feeders to count, batch and in-feed into process machinery
- A large range of Tab Inserters for use on Printing Presses and converting machinery
- A range of web marking devices for the reel to reel industry
Vacuumatic have a counting machine to cover almost all requirements of the graphic arts and other industries.
We have been supplying machines to the security markets from the beginning, with commercial and converting markets following quickly. We now supply equipment into the Pharmaceutical markets, and due to recent market demand, we have developed our Reel Tab Inserter System for use in the flexible packaging industry.
We constantly reinvest in research and development to keep up-to-date with new technologies. For example, we have recently launched a colour camera version of our Count-S optical counter to enable a wider range of materials to be counted, and also the TCF2, our Friction feeder which can now feed products up to 15mm thick following requests from the mailing industry.
Thank you to all our valued customers, past and present, for inspiring and supporting us all these years. Without the help of yours, our journey would never be so successful and we very much look forward to continuing to provide solutions for our customers for many more years to come.
Thank you for being with us.
The first 7 of our new high speed Vicount 3 Disc counting machines are ready for despatch!
Building on the success of our Vicount Disc, this is the latest model in our Vicount range. The High Speed version can count at speeds of up to 10,000 sheets per minute reliably and accurately.
These machines are destined for one of our Security Customers, where they will be built into a production line producing security documents.
We are exhibiting at the ICE europe show at the Munich trade fair centre 12th – 14th March 2019.
You will be able to find us in Hall A5, Stand No: 1220.
At the show this year we are demonstrating the RTIS3 web marking/flagging machine the market leading system for marking/flagging reel to reel flexo printers, web printing, laminators, foiling machines etc.
RTIS3 does not just physically mark/label the web for defects but can also print on the label 3 letter codes, bar codes in 2D and 3D and images either manually or from signals given to it from various sources, such as camera inspection or vision systems, sensors, PLC inputs etc.
We will also have our versatile Thickness Compensating Feeder (TCF) variable thickness counting and batching machine on show. The Thickness Compensating Feeder is an extremely versatile machine, for fast and accurate feeding counting and batching of products of fixed and mixed thickness.
If you are attending the show, why don’t you come over and see us. We will be more than happy to demonstrate these great machines to you.
We look forward to seeing you there!
vacuumatic takes the first order at the print show 2018!
We had the honour to be the first exhibitors to make a sale at The Print Show 2018. With the sale of two of our fantastic Vicount 3 Paper counting machines to Harlow Printing in South Shields.
Below is what Print Business magazine wrote about us in their November/December 2018 issue.
Clean counting adds up: HARLOW PRINTING, South Shields, had the honour of placing the first order of the Print Show, signing for two Vacuumatic machines before noon on the first day. The two Vicount sheet counters will ensure that what is shipped to customers is precisely what they have ordered. With shorter runs and a focus on reducing waste, represented by printing too many overs, being able to accurately count what goes out, becomes an essential facet of the lean manufacturing strategy. The counting machines earn their keep at the other end too. Vacuumatic was able to demonstrate that what a printer had received in a ream from the paper supplier had only 497 sheets, the next ream 498 and so on through hundreds of reams of paper. Each fell a few sheets short, culminating in a significant shortfall on what was ordered.
This short excerpt pretty much sums up the great benefit the Vicount 3 range of machines offers to our customers. If you need to ensure 100% accuracy on what is delivered to your customers, then the Vacuumatic Vicount 3 is the machine for you. After 67 years of experience and success, you can count on us!
Print Business magazine can be found online at www.printbusiness.co.uk
We are exhibiting at the print show at the nec birmingham september 18th – 20th 2018.
You will be able to find us on Stand No: P30.
We will have a great range of machines on show. With our Vicount 3 ‘Pin and Blade’ paper counting machine, our Vicount 3 ‘Disc’ paper counting machine, our versatile Thickness Compensating Feeder (TCF) variable thickness counting and batching machine and our range of tab inserters that includes the VUTI2, CUTI2 and MTI.
Also at the show this year we are demonstrating the RTIS3 web marking/flagging machine for reel to reel flexo printers, web printing, laminators, foiling machines etc.
If you are attending the show, why don’t you come over and see us. We will be more than happy to show you any or all of these great machines.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Did you know we have a Finance Option for our UK Customers?
Here at Vacuumatic we are now offering a lease rental finance option on our entire machine range. Lease rental is just that, a rental or hire agreement. This allows you the customer to take full advantage of all the benefits of leasing but you still own the equipment at the end of the lease period. Some of the main advantages are as follows
- Fixed rates for the duration of agreement
- The equipment can be earning your next payment from day one
- No need to have bank loans, overdrafts or pay cash
- Fast application turnaround
- Spread the cost of your equipment purchase
Also another great advantage is that lease rental is 100% tax deductable and your capital investment does not become a depreciating asset. If you would like a finance quotation for one of our machines please inform us when enquiring about our machines when you use the request a quote button.
The Print Show 2017 11-13 October
We are very pleased with the number of people visiting us at this show, and are looking forward to welcoming many more today and tomorrow. Please pop by to say hello to Alan and Dan who will be happy to demonstrate our machines and answer any questions you may have.
We are now also exhibiting at print 2017 in chicago usa and the Print Show in the uk.
In addition to the extensive list of shows that Vacuumatic is exhibiting at in 2017, we have added a couple more!
In the USA we are exhibiting at Print 17 (10-14 September 2017). You can find us on stand No:1663.
For the UK we are exhibiting at The Print Show 2017 at the International Centre in Telford (11-13 October 2017). You can find us on Stand No: A01.
At both shows we will demonstrating our Vicount 3 ‘Pin and Blade’ paper counting machine, our Vicount 3 ‘Disc’ paper counting machine, our versatile Thickness Compensating Feeder (TCF) variable thickness counting and batching machine, our Count-S optical counting machine and some of our Tab Inserter machines.
If you are attending either of the shows, why don’t you come over and see us! We will be more than happy to show you any or all of these great machines.
Security document world 2017
There was great interest in our machines at SDW 2017. With plenty of delegates viewing our machines between conferences, some from as far a field as Ghana and Japan!
They were able to view our range of machines including Vicount 3 Disc paper counting machine, Mini TCF card counting machine and our Count-S optical counting machine. The machines were demonstrated counting not only security papers but also credit cards, tax stamps and passport materials.
For more information on Vacuumatic counting machines call 01206 841100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*** NEWSFLASH *** 10 May 2017
Visit us at China Print 2017 9-12 May – stand E10-082
Our Vicount 3 Pin & Blade counting machine is being demonstrated on stand E10-082 until 12 May. We would very much like to welcome you on the stand!
now exhibiting at ice USA on stand number 831
We are currently exhibiting at the ICE USA show in Orlando Florida through to 27th April, where we are demonstrating our market leading web marking machine the RTIS 3. Come and see the the RTIS 3 print on labels and attach them to a moving web. This machine can operate at speeds of up to 600m/min with no physical contact and therefore no risk of damage to the web or injury to an operator.
If you are visiting the show, why not come and see us, we would be more than happy to show you this great machine! You can find us on Stand number 831. If you would like further information on our RTIS 3 you can contact us by either calling our German Office on Tel: +49 281 33995-0 or email email@example.com or via our RTIS 3 Request a Quote on our website. If you would like any further information on the rest of our product range please call our UK Office on Tel: +44 1206 841100 or, again, via a Request a Quote on our website.
COME AND SEE US AT ICE USA
We will be exhibiting at the ICE USA show in Orlando Florida from April 25th to 27th, where we will be demonstrating our market leading web marking machine the RTIS 3. The RTIS 3 can attach a label to the web at speeds of up to 600m/min with no physical contact and therefore no risk of damage to the web or injury to an operator.
You can find us on Stand number 831. If you would like further information on our RTIS 3 or any of our product range you can contact us by either calling our German Office on Tel: +49 281 33995-0 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our RTIS 3 Request a Quote. If you are visiting the show, why not come and see us, we would be more than happy to show you this great machine!
Vacuumatic Machine Demonstrations IN THE UK
Would you like to see our machines before you buy? Did you know that we have a machine demonstration area within our factory in Colchester?
We have demonstration models of the majority of our range. If you have an interest in any of our machines, we would be happy to demonstrate the machine to show you just how good it is!
We currently have our Vicount 3 Pin and Blade Bench Top model, Vicount 3 Disc Small Floor Standing model, Thickness Compensating Feeder (TCF), Mini TCF, Count-S optical counter, VUTI 2 Tab inserter system, CUTI 2 tab inserter and our Mini Tab Inserter (MTI). We can even travel to you to demonstrate some of our products. The Vicount 3 Pin and Blade Bench Top model, TCF, Mini TCF, VUTI 2, CUTI 2 and MTI Tab inserters are all available for us to bring to you.
If you would like to visit us or you would like us to pay you a visit for a demonstration of any of our available machines, then please use the ‘Contact us’ tab and send an e-mail with your request. We will be delighted to hear from you.
Come and see us at ICE Europe
Our German team are currently exhibiting at the ICE Europe show in Munich. They are demonstrating our market leading web marking machine the RTIS 3. The RTIS 3 can attach a label to the web at speeds of up to 600m/min with no physical contact and therefore no risk of damage to the web.
You can find us in Hall A5 Stand number 823. If you would like further information on our RTIS 3 or any of our product range please call our German Office on Tel: +49 281 33995-0 or email email@example.com
Tab Inserter ‘magnetic mounting kit’ a great success in Morocco
Our magnetic mounting kit, launched in 2016, has been a great hit with one of our customers in Morocco. This versatile kit allows for the positioning of, in this case, our VUTI2 tab inserter and our Electronic Count Controller (ECC) onto the parent machine, without invasive engineering for mounting brackets. The magnetic mounting kit also allows for the option of easy re-positioning of either unit by the customer if required.
Life at our manufacturing facility and Headquarters in Colchester is very busy at present, with the Production Department currently at full capacity! The start of 2017 has been very good with orders coming in from across the globe and from all sectors. If you would like further information on our magnetic mounting kit, VUTI2 Tab inserters, Electronic Count Controller or any of our product range please call 01206 841100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be exhibiting at the following trade shows in 2017
Happy New Year. Vacuumatic will be attending the following trade shows worldwide during the first half of this year and would be happy to meet with you and discuss your commercial counting, security counting or tabbing and marking requirements.
- The 24th South China International Exhibition on Printing Industry Guangzhou 1-3 March (on the ShangZhun Instrument Co. Ltd stand No.9.1-A805)
- ICE Europe Munich 21-23 March (stand No.823 Hall A5)
- Graphispag Barcelona 21-24 March (on the OPQ stand C352)
- ICMA Orlando 27-30 March (on the Plockmatic Stand)
- Sino Folding Carton 2017 ShangHai 11-14 April (on the ShangZhun Instrument Co. Ltd stand No.EB30)
- ICE USA Orlando 25-27 April (stand 831)
- The 9th Beijing International Printing Technology Exhibition China Print 2017 Beijing 9-12 May (on the ShangZhun Instrument Co. Ltd stand No.E10-082)
- Security Document World London 25-28 June (stand G25)
Alternatively, following a few exciting updates to our website you can get in touch by filling in a simple Request a Quote form on each product page. Other new features on the site include making the website more mobile-friendly, self-loading videos on product pages, a brochures download area where the brochures are listed by language and a video feed page where you can find all of our product videos in one place.
Vacuumatic Super 30 Pin & Blade Counts the new Polymer Fiver
With the launch of the new polymer five pound note this month, Vacuumatic are pleased to announce their involvement in the production process of this innovative new bank note.
Vacuumatic has been involved from the start working with the printers of the polymer bank notes, who are De La Rue, based at the Bank of England site in Loughton in Essex. When De la Rue undertook the initial trials on the new polymer five pound notes, Vacuumatic proved they could count this new material reliably and accurately on the Vacuumatic Super 30 Pin & Blade Twin head counter.
Vacuumatic’s machines were used in the production process verifying the stacks of notes in large sheet format, counting 2 corners at a time as a security check before they were cut down to the finished size, as shown on the video.
The Colchester company has been involved with Polymer Bank Notes since their introduction in the 90’s in Australia, and have supplied bank note counting machines to Innovia the substrate manufacturer and to other bank note printers who’ve been producing polymer bank notes for many years.
For more information on Vacuumatic counting machines call 01206 841100 or email email@example.com