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Industrial Automation and Robotic Automation

Magswitch offers unique industrial automation material handling equipment for robotic end-of-arm tooling (EOAT), pick and place, Body-in-White, and many other applications. The powerful and lightweight tools in our automation line make it possible to implement magnets where they weren’t previously applied.

Our patented magnetic automation technology replaces vacuum cup lifters/grippers and traditional pin clamps impacting operating costs, high energy consumption, and downtime. Magswitch is rapidly being deployed as a platform technology by major global OEMs and Tier One Suppliers in Europe, Asia, and North America.

If you handle or fabricate steel using automation, you may find solutions with Magswitch that you never knew were possible.

Automation Products

D Series

MAGSWITCH D120 - 81401457

The new D85 is a narrow-footprint tool intended for use picking sheet metal. Featuring multiple shallow field array technology, it excels at de-stacking and lifting thin materials.

Features & Benefits 

  • Ideal for sheet metal pick and place
  • Small footprint for locating on complicated geometries
  • Low Air Pressure Requirement
  • Fail-Safe
  • Applications in pick & place, thin part handling and de-stacking
Product SKU Product Name
81401267 D85
81401457 D120

E Series - Electrically Actuated Tools

MAGSWITCH ELAY50X5 - 81401320

Combining Magswitch’s patented core technology with revolutionary smart tool capabilities, and an electric actuation, the E Series allows Magswitch to offer even more advantages than ever before.

Features & Benefits 

  • Slim profile optimized for EOAT applications
  • 24VDC operation below 1A (E30)
  • Serial communication
  • Combine power and communication in one cable
  • Fail-Safe Smart tool
  • Variable Field Output (VFO)
  • De-stack thin parts
  • Enhanced bin pick capabilities
  • Store Multiple Calibrations

Variable Field Output 

The all-new Variable Field Output (VFO) allows the tool to de-stack thin material and optimize performance for your component. Once the part is gripped and separated from adjacent parts, the tool can be switched to full power for maximum performance.

Product SKU Product Name
81401263 E30
81401264 E50
81401338 ELAY30X5
81401320 ELAY50x5
81401484 CoBot SmartMagGrip E30

J Series - Smart Tools

MAGSWITCH J30 - 81401003

Magswitch J Series features integrated smart technology with enhanced real-time feedback via sensor integration. Handle double blank detection at an affordable cost and without clunky external sensors. Calibrate tool to confirm correct part present or identify dangling components via pole contact detection.

Features & Benefits 

  • Eliminates the need for additional sensors
  • Real-time feedback related to pole contact
  • Field calibration enables users to configure tools for specific applications
  • Ability to store multiple calibrations
  • Improved pole shoe mounting
  • Repeatable NAAMS mounting
  • Great for bin picking applications and any process requiring correct part verification

Smart Tool Technology 

Newly developed IP enables I/O feedback without added sensors using a single cable discrete connection. Capabilities include calibrated part presence, ON and OFF signal, individual pole contact, and double blank detection. Additionally, smart tools are capable of integrating Degauss functionality as described below.

Recommended for use in press applications to identify the double blank conditions and prevent costly downtime. Use as a sensor for calibrated part detection in welding applications such as verifying part installation from the previous process. You can move at full speed with confidence knowing you have full grip.

T Series

MAGSWITCH T30 - 81401124

Magswitch TSeries is compact and powerful boasting cutting-edge technology enhancements and precision mounting interfaces. These tools are great for fixtures, pin locating, and thin part material handling. Additional custom pole shoe geometry allows for extreme flexibility in applications. This tool is a precision fit for your next project!

Features & Benefits 

  • Larger air ports (G1/8) for increased compatibility and robust connections
  • Manufactured to precision tolerances with symmetrical NAAMS mounting
  • The tool is equipped with an externally accessible manual override
  • In case of power loss and maintenance inspections, the external manual override is included which saves the day
Product SKU Product Name
81401258 T20
81401124 T30

PLAY Series

MAGSWITCH PLAY50X3 - 8140393

Magswitch PLAY Series brings the power of multiple magnets together with a single point of actuation. Use these tools when handling long pipes or beams. Additionally, keep these tools in mind for heavy-weight applications. These tools have customizable pole elements which can be applied to improve handling in any application.

Features & Benefits 

  • Customizable Contact Surface
  • Deep field technology
  • Ideal for handling long components
  • Fail-safe operation
Product SKU Product Name
81401096 PLAY20X4 NAAMS
81401193 PLAY30x7, No Pole, No Sensor Kit
8140405 PLAY50x2
8140393 PLAY50x3
8140391 PLAY70x2
8140544 PLAY70x3 HT
8140417 PLAY70x4

AR Series

MAGSWITCH AR110 - 8140740

Magswitch AR Series tools are some of the most versatile grippers in our lineup. Compact and lightweight, these tools pack a high power-to-weight ratio to handle any size application.

With customizable pole shoes, the AR series can handle any geometry you throw at it. No need to find a flat spot in your next project. Simply contact our engineers to help you tap into the extreme flexibility of these tools.

Features & Benefits 

  • Compact single magnet design
  • Customizable contact surface
  • Maximum power-to-weight ratio
  • Saves energy - 90% less air
  • Fail-safe operation
  • Larger air ports (G1/8) for increased compatibility and robust connections
  • Manufactured to precision tolerances with symmetrical NAAMS mounting
Product SKU Product Name
81401167 AR50 2.0
8140320 AR70 Classic
8140740 AR110

I installed these tools in half of the time as traditional clamps due to the NAAMS mounting scheme, and single sided holding.” says Mark Reich, Trantek’s lead mechanical builder. “This is a revolutionary way to solve the age old problem of how to poka-yoke the previous operation.” says Fred Leisham, Tranktek’s vice president. “Magswitch’s support sets it appart. Not many product companies offer real-world solutions to real-world problems anymore. The experience of Magswitch is truly appreciated.”

- MARK REICH & FRED LEISHMAN, TrankTek Automation

Tool Accessories & Customizations

Pin Clamps

Combine Magswitch clamping technology with location-accurate pin positioning. AR-Series units can be fitted with standard pin clamp pole shoe kits that allow for the addition of a custom locating pin. Custom pole shoe designs may also be utilized if necessary.

Pole Shoe Customizations

  • Match geometry of target component
  • Improve performance on irregular shapes
  • Increased versatility; Change shoes to handle a variety of components
  • Multiple component shapes can be designed into a single pole shoe
  • Optimizes magnetic flux circuit
  • Enhances performance when handling non-flat workpieces
  • Allows flexibility in multiple profile handling
  • Like routing a wire in an electrical circuit, a magnetic field follows the pole shoe profile
  • Mild steel w/ coating

Custom Armor Kits

  • Add armor to Magswitch tools to protect magnets and improve product lifetime
  • Recommended for random bin picking applications and anywhere impacts to the magnet housing are possible
  • Armor may be custom designed to meet your needs

Mounting Cradle

  • Custom mounting structure allows for mounting directly to robot wrists or existing end-of-arm tool structures
  • The durable 7075 aluminum combined with sleek styling makes for a truly premium product

For custom pole shoes, armor kits, mounting cradles, or additional sealing please contact us.

Application Services

FEA AR50 Automotive Part

In addition to groundbreaking products, Magswitch offers the expertise and resources to assist customers with their design and application challenges. Contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for advice on fixture, pole shoe, guarding and multiple magnet designs to achieve the best performance possible for your application. If you need more than a design, we’ve got you covered in the fabrication department as well—at a fraction of the cost of a machine shop, Magswitch can help you customize a range of components to expand the usability of your tool.

Magswitch also offers magnetic analysis to confirm holding force and validate pole shoe designs. Magswitch prides itself on having one of the most knowledgeable distribution networks and a team of engineers to handle any application presented. Many factors determine the performance of a magnet and all should be accounted for before selecting your tool.

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