SMW Autoblok Group, a provider of industrial workholding solutions, has acquired Tecnomagnete, the world’s leading manufacturer of permanent electromagnetic clamping and lifting systems, the company said.
Founded in 1974, Tecnomagnete invented the use of these types of magnetic system to perfect a new way of holding and lifting parts and create a virtually fail-safe manufacturing environment.
Tecnomagnete, based in Milan, Italy, has divisions in the U.S., Germany, France and China, and serves the manufacturing and material handling industries with products manufactured for sectors including automotive, die and mold, oil and gas, energy, infrastructure, steel, shipbuilding, plastics and transportation. The company’s advanced technology invented the use of permanent magnetic systems for component clamping, plastic injection molding, stamping and lifting.
“We are extremely excited about acquiring Tecnomagnete and offering even more specialized workholding capabilities to help customers with their diverse manufacturing needs,” said Larry Robbins, president of SMW Autoblok’s Commercial Division. “Their technologies are a perfect complement to our growing product offering, and we look forward to what the future holds.”
SMW Autoblok’s new Mag Autoblok division includes a full line of permanent electromagnetic chucking systems for quick and flexible workholding on horizontal and vertical milling machines, vertical turning centers, FMS systems, grinding machines, EDMs and more. A full line of magnetic lifters for loading and unloading workpieces on is also offered.
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