Roemheld’s tried and tested magnetic clamping technology enables die changing on automatic punching machines and presses to be carried out in minutes, thanks to clamping times of just two to three seconds. As a result, the M-TECS range is ideal for the decreasing small batch sizes and increasing variety of workpieces that the sheet metal and plastic processing industries need.
This flexible, universally applicable magnetic clamping system also means that no standardisation of dies is required. While clamping times of between 2 and 3 seconds are resulting in decreased downtime, reduced set-up costs and higher productivity.
The Roemheld M-TECS magnetic clamping system also makes clamping in hard to reach places simple. The full-surface clamping force ensures clamping with almost no distortion ensuring in improved product quality and reduced wear of dies. This, in turn, means reduced maintenance costs and machine downtime.
The safety and ease of use offered by the system is also a benefit to the health and safety of the operators. The technology behind Roemheld magnetic clamping plates is based on the principle of a permanent, electric magnet, which means that they are safe: even in the event of a power failure. Electrical power is only needed for 2 – 3 seconds for the clamping of the system when starting. Once in operation, the system does not need any power until the die is unclamped. The magnetic force is built up in a very flat, highly concentrated magnetic field that penetrates the die base plate by just a few millimetres and therefore has no influence on the die, the punch or the workpiece. The magnetic forces achieved are between 2 and 12 kg/cm2 depending on the surface as they increase in relation to the die size. Clamping forces of 500, 1000 or 2000 kN are available and can be adjusted to the machine requirements.
Roemheld’s magnetic clamping technology can be retrofitted to almost all existing presses. The design of the magnetic plates is quite flexible and can be adapted to specific size and shape requirements.
To find out more about M-TECS magnetic clamping technology as well as Roemheld’s full range of workholding and materials handling solutions, go to www.roemheld.co.uk or telephone 01462 459052.