Magnetic Shape Memory (MSM) alloys are ferromagnetic materials that produce motion and force under moderate magnetic fields. They are typically single crystalline alloys of Nickel, Manganese and Gallium, and are able to produce 6% strain under up to 2 N/mm² external load. Frequencies up to the low kilohertz range can be achieved. ETO MAGNETIC has developed this material as well as actuator prototypes in recent years to a new level of maturity. ETO's new MAGNETOSHAPE® technology is now ready to conquer first applications.
The wireless MAGNETOSHAPE® gripper separates the stationary drive unit from the actual gripper (attached to roboter etc.). Pneumatic and electrical connections in moving systems can be complete avoided and failure due to fatigue can be excluded. The wireless gripper can clamp parts with a multiple of ist own weight having opening and closing times significantly below 10 ms. The versatile MAGNETOSHAPE® gripper concept is ideal for high-speed handling of small parts. An application oriented development according to customer demands is always possible.
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