SMC has added to its gripper range with the launch of the MHM-X6400, which
uses a magnet to handle workpieces. Ideal for workpieces with uneven surfaces
or featuring holes, the MHM-X6400 provides machine operators with reliable and
safe handling and reduced cycle times that increases productivity.
Vitoria, Spain (September 2016)
SMC, the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics, has launched a magnetic gripper
that helps customers transfer workpieces with irregular surfaces, where prior
to now it was difficult to gain sufficient absorption using a vacuum pad.
With a holding force of up to 120 N, the MHM-X6400 keeps hold of the workpieces
even when the air is shut off, giving peace of mind when it comes to reliable
and safe movement of workpieces. Furthermore, with a residual force of 0.3 N
or less, cycle times are reduced and productivity output is improved.
A spokesperson from SMC said: “Thanks to the close working relationship
we enjoy with our customers, it became apparent there was a need to develop
a gripper for workpieces that vacuum pads could not accommodate. The magnetic
MHM-X6400 fills that void, and the initial feedback has been really positive
thanks to its clever design that offers flexibility, cost savings and reliability.”
Suitable for a range of transfer applications, the holding force of the MHM-X6400
can be adjusted by changing the type of bumper being used.
Made from Fluororubber, the bumper prevents damage to the workpieces, delivering
cost savings. The bumper also prevents the workpiece from slipping during operations,
improving safety. Featuring three mountable surfaces and the option to mount
auto switches, the MHM-X6400 offers flexibility and greater process control.
For more information on the MHM-X6400, visit the SMC new product page: www.smc.eu