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SCHUNK Introduces New Workholding Technique
April 11, 2006
SCHUNK's new line of magnetic clamping technology can be optimally applied when used in conjunction with the company's quick-change pallet system.
According to the company's press release, magnetic workholding allows for five-sided machining at high holding forces without interfering contours of the clamping device. Pole extensions act as workpiece support and allow users to position different workpieces more quickly and accurately.
The technology utilizes electro-permanent magnets, which require a small amount of electricity to activate and deactivate the magnetic field. A uniform clamping force is possible, due to the poles' quadratic geometry. Pole sizes of 50, 75 and 100 mm are available.
Magnetic clamping plates can be equipped with UNILOCK clamping pins.