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Automotive

Automotive Assembly - Robotic Automation

Magswitch offers unique robotic automation and material handling equipment for end-of-arm tooling (EOAT), pick-and-place machines, 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.

Assembly/Body-In-White BIW

Improve throughput by applying Magswitch Automation tools in your Assembly and Body-In-White processes. Magswitch grippers offer the versatility and simplicity of suction cups while maintaining the reliability and safety of traditional power clamps. Repeatable mounting allows for precision locating of components and fast mean time to repair (MTTR). For an advanced solution, apply smart technology to enable on-tool part present and double blank detection. New electrical actuation completely removes air from automation cells resulting in even more energy savings. The E Series also enables de-stack capabilities with Variable Field Output (VFO).

Features & Benefits

  • Compact single-sided workholding equates to smaller robotic arm EOATs
  • No need to clamp the outside edge of a part 
  • Faster grip and release cycles than power clamps and suction cups 
  • New smart tools allow for the inspection of components without external sensors
  • Reduce your plant footprint and overall expenses by applying these tools

Other Automotive applications include Powertrain and more.

De-Stacking

Our switchable magnetic sheet fanners provide a faster and safer alternative to separate ferromagnetic sheets. The magnetic field is transferred to the steel blanks which take on the magnetic polarity causing sheets to repel from each other.

Apply the Magswitch sheet fanner to the side of any stack of blanks or thin steel components and watch the top layers separate for easy de-stacking. These tools reduce workplace injuries inherent with the operation of traditional always-on sheet fanners.

Custom Solutions

In addition to groundbreaking products, Magswitch offers the expertise and resources to assist customers with their design and application challenges. To achieve the best performance for contact one of our knowledgeable sales representatives for advice on fixtures, pole shoes, guarding, and magnet designs. 

If you need more than a design, we’ve got you covered 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 Finite Element Analysis (MFEA), a magnetic analysis to confirm holding force and validate pole shoe designs. Magswitch prides itself on having a team of engineers ready to handle any application. Many factors determine the performance of a magnet, and all should be accounted for before selecting your tool.