SMW Autoblok Group, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of premium workholding solutions for the industrial market has acquired Tecnomagnete, the world’s leading manufacturer of permanent electromagnetic clamping and lifting systems. Founded in 1974, Tecnomagnete invented the use of these types of magnetic system to perfect a new way of holding and lifting parts to create a virtually fail-safe manufacturing environment.
Tecnomagnete, headquartered in Milan, Italy, has divisions located in the USA, Germany, France, and China, and serves the manufacturing and material handling industries with products manufactured for sectors including automotive, die and mold, oil & 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, EDM’s, etc. A full line of magnetic lifters for loading and unloading workpieces on is also offered.
Since 1942, SMW Autoblok Group has grown and evolved in the machine tool industry to become the world leader of workholding solutions. With the addition of Tecnomagnete, the new portfolio supports both new and existing customers by providing solutions to achieve greater productivity, flexibility and safety in an expansive range of manufacturing operations.
For more information on Mag Autoblok’s complete range of products, visit http://www.tecnomagnete.com/en.