Magnetic Workholding & Magnetic Material Handling

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Why is Workholding Always Put on the Back Burner?

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Post written by: Ed Kroliczak, Director of Sales I was at a customer site recently showing off our newest magnetic workholding chuck for milling, the Multi-Flux system. The operator and…

Magnetic Fixture Design and Cost Considerations

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A magnetic chuck is nothing more than an assembly of steel and magnetic materials used for creating a force. This brief paper will help to illuminate some design aspects of…

DocMagnet teams up with The Caldwell Group

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DocMagnet teams up with The Caldwell Group to create the best magnetic sheet lifter yet – the VX Lift. Though originally designed for the Multi-flux milling chuck, DocMagnet’s patented Variable Field Technology has been adapted for material handling…

Using a Magnetic Chuck to Mill a Round Bar Square

[caption id=”attachment_1201″ align=”alignright” width=”200″] Magnetic Chuck Round Bar[/caption] Workpiece Material: Hot rolled 8620 Steel Raw Workpiece Size: 5”diameter x 20” long Magnetic Chuck:  DM-MC-70SP-0406 (16 x 24”) Top Tooling: DM-MC-BP70-5…

Heavy Turning on a Magnetic Chuck

Magnetic Chucks both electro and permanent types were originally developed for light machining and more specifically for grinding operations.  This form of workholding is the best way of presenting the whole…

Understanding Magnetic Flux Behavior

[caption id=”attachment_1193″ align=”alignright” width=”180″] Magnetic Flux Behavior[/caption] Magnetic flux is a measurable quantity of a magnetic field over a given area.  Flux lines are often used to depict the direction…

Switchable Magnets Explained

Electro Magnets A simple electro magnet shown (fig.1) incorporates a coil of N turns wrapped around a ferromagnetic steel horseshoe. Direct current is applied to the coil which creates a…

A Molders Guide to Magnetic Quick Mold Change Systems

Having established a need to improve mold changeover time, when deciding upon the clamping process, the molder is confronted by three technology choices.. • Manual-Mechanical – typically for smaller presses.  Involves…

Are you a wrench-free facility?

I often find myself looking back to the days when, as a “wannabe” toolmaker, I had my butt (frequently) kicked because I failed to allow for the machine backlash or…

Beware of Mr. No Problem!

The vast majority of the manufacturing and steel service industries have never incorporated permanent magnetic workholding and material handling technology into their production process; it is their right to be skeptical. Most important, they…

Test Standards for Lifting Magnets

In November, 2005, I wrote to the B30 Committee at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  I had just completed my design for a new permanent magnetic lifter and wanted to…

Success at IMTS!

DocMagnet’s trip to Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2012) proved to be a major success, headlined by the premiere of their new product, the Multi-Flux Milling Magnet.…

DocMagnet Enters IMTS Video Contest

Docmagnet has submitted a shortened version of their video “Everybody Loves Magnets” renamed “Got Magnets?” to IMTS for the 60 second video contest.  The voting ends on 8/27/12.  Help DocMagnet…

New Product Premier

DocMagnet, designers and manufactures of switchable magnets will be premiering their NEW Permanent-Electro Magnetic Chuck specifically engineered for hard milling applications (DMMC-HM). Due to the development of a new magnetic…

Permeability Lab Opens

DocMagnet Inc.,has opened their Materials Permeability Lab to test ferromagnetic materials for magnetic susceptibility.  The ability of a magnet to hold on to a material is completely reliant on the…

DocMagnet Expansion Continues

DocMagnet has grown again and relocated to a larger facility to improve production capabilities and increase office space for new employees.  Due to the planned diversification into new product lines,…

Re-certification service for ALL makes of Magnetic Lifters

DocMagnet has launched their new in-house facility for testing all makes of Permanent Lifting Magnet.  The service provides for a full check on critical product functions, pull tests, label replacement and…

New Magnetic Lifter Boasts Even More Features!

The latest and most unique feature is the ability to partially de-gauss the load material, making release easier and leaving less residual magnetism in (magnetically) hard materials. Traditionally, (manually operated) permanent…