Magnetic chucks show clamping status

Magnos magnetic chucks from Schunk provide low-deformation workpiece clamping, accessibility and fast workpiece changeovers.

Now, to improve ease of operation, the company is releasing Magnos square pole plates equipped with a status display by default. The display shows the current clamping status continuously, even when the magnetic chuck has been disconnected from the control and is in pallet storage with a clamped workpiece, for instance.
Schunk is also launching a modular control unit that gives users a high degree of flexibility and operating comfort. The Magnos KEH Plus is suitable for all Schunk square and radial pole plates. One, two, four or eight magnetic chucks can be actuated at the same time, depending on the base version.
By selecting the appropriate connection cable, both small magnetic chucks with four-pin connectors, as well as large magnetic chucks with seven-pin connectors, can be actuated. Equipped with plug connectors, each cable can be exchanged quickly and easily. Moreover, it is possible to assign vacant slots at any time with additional magnetic chucks.
To ensure process reliability in automated applications, users can monitor each individual magnetic chuck, an action that is facilitated by transmitting the individual clamping state via a PLC interface to the system control. The Magnos KEH Plus control unit is completed by the Magnos Habe-S Plus handheld remote, which is also modular in design and allows the control of individual magnetic chucks, as well as the individual 16-step holding-force regulation process. The hand-held remote control continuously provides information on the individual clamping status of connected chucks via an LCD display and LED.
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