Magnetic clamping technology is able to make use of in a number of different industry areas such as thermoplastics, duroplastics, pressure die casting, metal forming, elastomers, and polyurethane.
Magnetic clamping technology – or plates – is specifically designed for use with the likes of injection moulding machines, die casting machines, metal forming presses, rubber presses and mould carriers.
There are various different types of magnetic clamping tech, including the likes of electro-permanent magnetic plates, permanent magnetic round chucks, palletizing magnetic plates, and laminated plates.
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Electro-permanent magnetic plates
There are different sizes and types of electro-magnetic chucks, which only need a short current pulse to be able to switch and offer autonomous usage without difficult connections or the use of additional energy consumption.
There will be no heat deformation caused by these plates, which have a low residual magnetism but offer a very strong holding force.
Permanent magnetic round chucks
Permanent magnetic round chucks that come with a reinforced ceramics magnetic system as well as Max-Pole pitch are utilised for the clamping of work pieces that are heavy and massy.
There are no different stages involved in the regulation of the magnetic force and the centred grooves that form part of the surface of the chucks ensure that it is easy to make sure the work piece is correctly aligned. A centre drilling can also be easily brought within the surface.
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Palletizing magnetic clamping plates
Automation is also of vital importance in regards to mechanical processing, which means it is crucial to ensure that machine downtime is kept to a minimum. In order to ensure this magnetic clamping technology makes use of zero-point clamping systems and palletizing with EDH, grinding and milling machines.
This means that the work piece that is outside of the machine can be clamped by the user, allowing for the creation of a variety of clamped work pieces. This external clamping is done on pallets, which the machine is then able to grab and are then automatically or manually inserted into it. The majority of magnetic clamping plates can be used with almost all pallet systems, regardless of the manufacturer.
In order to produce self-supporting magnet plates, reference elements are able to be installed straight into the magnetic clamping plate.
An electromagnetic square pole is recommended for use with bigger and heavy chipping work pieces together with Unilock-R zero point clamping systems.
Laminated top plates and laminated blocks are used in conjunction with magnetic chunks. Laminated plates offer different possibilities in circumstances where pieces that have a very small material thickness or have poor magnetic features are difficult to clamp or cannot be used with a magnetic chuck.
Laminated plates allow for the insertion of pins and the incorporation of contours, while plates with lamella, even though they do not themselves contain magnets, can still be easily screwed into or deposited on the magnetic chuck.
Magnetic clamping technology is suited for everyday use in EDM, grinding, measuring, and milling, allowing for clamping that is free of distortions, capable of extremely high precision, and very durable.