March 27, 2018

Magnetic chucks display the clamping status – modular control unit increases user comfort

To further increase operating comfort, all SCHUNK MAGNOS square pole plates are equipped with a status display from now on by default. It displays the current clamping status continuously, even when the magnetic chuck has been disconnected from the control and is in a pallet storage with clamped workpiece for instance. SCHUNK is also putting a modular designed control unit onto the market, which gives users a high degree of flexibility and operating comfort. The SCHUNK MAGNOS KEH plus is universally 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 basic version.

The clamping status of the SCHUNK MAGNOS square pole plates is displayed on the status display (green). The status can also be monitored and transmitted to the machine control system via the SCHUNK KEH control unit.

Status monitoring via machine control

By selecting the appropriate connection cable, both small magnetic chucks with 4-PIN connectors as well as large magnetic chucks with 7-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, it is possible to monitor each individual magnetic chuck. To do this, the individual clamping state is transmitted via a PLC interface to the superordinated system control.

Using the SCHUNK MAGNOS HABE-S plus handheld remote control, SCHUNK MAGNOS magnetic chucks are particularly easy to operate. The current clamping status is automatically displayed. The adhesive force can be set to 16 positions.

The SCHUNK MAGNOS KEH plus control unit is completed by the handheld remote SCHUNK MAGNOS HABE-S plus that is also modular. This allows control of the individual magnetic chucks and the individual 16-step holding force regulation process. The hand-held remote control continuously provides information on the individual clamping status of the connected magnet chucks via LCD display and LED. In the case of malfunctions, error codes are also provided on the display, making trouble shooting simple.


More information:

On SCHUNK’s official website.

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