WEN Technology Inc.
Please visit: WEN Magnetics
4651 Paragon Park Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27616 US
Magnetic Tombstones for Palletized HMCs
The company’s line of magnetic tombstones for palletized HMCs offers strong workpiece holding power with single face of contact between the chuck and the part.
Moving To Magnets Doubles Productivity
Moving from hydraulic to magnetic fixtures enabled this shop to reduce setup time, improve rigidity and eliminate manual operations. As a result, productivity doubled.
A Deeply Holistic Approach
In its effort to streamline every step of the mold building process, this company has upgraded its deep-hole drilling capability with a new six-axis machine. A rotary table with magnetic workholding enhances this machine’s flexibility.
Magnetic Workholding For Any Application
The Permanent Magnetic Systems catalog covers magnetic workholding and accessories available from Wen Magnetics. The company’s product offering includes permanent magnet chucks, rectangular chucks and circular chucks as well as magnetic blocks, clamping profiles and laminated plates. Accessories include clamps and flux transmission blocks.
Applying Creative Workholding Techniques
Not all parts can be fixtured by conventional workholding methods. Here are a few examples of ways that shops secure feisty workpieces for milling and turning operations.
Magnetic Holding Pattern
In finding a way to allow magnetic milling chucks to hold parts that typically aren’t secured by the "invisible" workholding method, this shop happened upon a means to repeatedly position parts in any of its machine tools.
Is Magnetic Workholding For You?
Holding metal parts with magnets is migrating from surface grinding to broader application in general metalworking processes, especially milling. Advances in magnetic technology are causing many shops to re-evaluate how they hang on to workpieces. Here’s a look at how magnets may be a viable workholding solution for your shop.
Get A Grip On Process Improvements
Innovative workholding solutions help you hold onto productivity and profit in a machining process. Five new ideas show the value of creative clamping and fixturing.
Accuracy Achieved By Milling On A Magnet
Trilogy Systems ran into a major manufacturing hurdle as the length of its motors increased. The linear motor body comprises a U-section made up of three precision-machined mild-steel plates into which the magnets and coil assembly for the motor are installed.
The Zero-Point system combines pallet changing and magnetic chucking into a single integrated unit.
A new friction coating from WENmagnetics increases the friction between part and chuck by a factor of 2x. The proprietary coating is engineered to work with the magnet to maintain pull and the net result is twice the holding force.
RD Series electro-permanent magnetic chucks offer the ultimate workholding solution for turning and rotary grinding of ferrous rings and discs.