Operating at seven locations on three different continents, the ETO GROUP develops and produces both customized components/modules and series products for OEMs and system manufacturers, always ensuring maximum quality and setting global standards with its innovations. The ETO GROUP product portfolio is centered on magnetic valves, electromagnetic actuators and sensors for hydraulic, pneumatic and mechatronic applications. At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, the ETO GROUP is represented by ETO MAGNETIC and EKS Elektromagnetik, with highlights including bistable actuators for boosting efficiency, actuator/sensor systems for increased security and new cartridge valves, as well as the trade show première of a new wireless gripper.
The wireless MAGNETOSHAPE gripper concept is one of the first application-focused developments of MAGNETOSHAPE technology, which is based on magnetic shape-memory alloys (MSMAs). MSMAs are ferromagnetic materials that generate force and motion under the influence of moderate-strength magnetic fields. The wireless gripper concept on show separates the stationary gripper drive unit from the actual gripper, completely eliminating the need for error-prone pneumatic and electrical connections in moving systems. What’s more, the exceptionally lightweight wireless gripper can clamp parts many times its own weight with grip and release intervals well below 10 milliseconds. As a result, the flexible MAGNETOSHAPE gripper concept is perfectly designed for handling small parts at high speeds. Application-specific further developments can also be customized to suit individual requirements at any time.
ETO MAGNETIC GmbH (78333 Stockach, Germany), Hall 2, Stand C16, co-exhibitor with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft