REDWIRE Magswitch magnetic grippers reduce energy costs and boost throughput

November 27, 2019 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.

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Festo, as a distributor, is now offering Magswitch switchable magnetic gripping solutions (yellow device as end-effector) to the automotive production sector. With Magswitch components, capital costs can be reduced by as much as 25% compared to systems using vacuum cups and pneumatic/electric. Applications include pick-and-place operations handled by robots.

Festo Canada manufactures great industrial solutions, but also distributes innovative products from other sources – like Magswitch’s line of magnetic grippers. Newly available from Festo, these switchable magnetic gripping and clamping systems are perfect for automotive companies and original equipment manufacturers. Magswitch switchable magnets are designed to boost the quality and productivity of stamping, welding, and pick-and-place operations and strong enough to last for the full lifespan of a production line.

Superior performance in many applications

What makes Magswitch components so beneficial is their cost savings. Specifically, these magnetic grippers and clamps can reduce energy costs by as much as 90 per cent and capital costs by as much as 25 per cent – the latter making them far cheaper to use than vacuum cups and pneumatic or electric grippers and clamps are. They also raise throughput by up to 30 per cent.

Magswitch’s single-sided gripping solutions use true on/off magnetic technology that simplify automated systems substantially (and inexpensively) in automotive final assembly, body-in-white, and auto-parts manufacturing. These components integrate seamlessly within the Festo line of automated-motion solutions, making them a valuable addition to Festo’s range of pneumatic and electric grippers and clamps.

Users get superior performance from Magswitch magnetic grippers and clamps in a broad variety of applications. For example, in press lines and stamping operations, switchable magnets can handle lubricated sheet metal blanks more effectively than suction cups do by gripping via lubrication. For assembly and body-in-white tasks, these devices provide the reliability and safety of traditional power clamps, as well as the versatility and simplicity of suction cups. Machine-tending and pick-and-place operations go much more quickly with switchable magnetic end-of-arm tools than they do with mechanical grippers, power clamps, or suction cups.

Another key advantage of Magswitch single-sided clamping tools is high speed and quality in welding applications. When users integrate them with vision systems, they can streamline bin picking and handling randomly arranged components. In addition, Magswitch sheet fanners and variable flux systems reduce downtime substantially and allow double blank detection in separating ferromagnetic sheets.

Trust the Magswitch name for top magnetic solutions.

To learn more, contact Festo.


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Posted by Festo Inc


Festo Canada manufactures great industrial solutions, but also distributes innovative products from other sources – like... Read more

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