Permatrols® & Perm-Electro Hybrids
Ideal for handling heavy, thick steel sheet stock or plate, the Permatrol® offers the security of a permanent magnet with the on/off benefit of an electromagnet, without the need of a high maintenance battery backup system.
IMI's Permatrol® magnets require only a momentary flow of electric current to either activate or deactivate the holding power of the magnet. The unique magnet design does not require a continuous flow of electricity to hold or release parts, and uses less energy than an electromagnet. In addition, the magnet will hold onto its load even if there is a power failure, to ensure safety without relying on a battery backup system.
The Permatrol® is available in either single magnet or multiple magnet configurations. Multiple magnet configurations are recommended for use with an IMI power supply, which can be equipped with an interface to work with a customer supplied PLC in automated operations.
The PME0404 is ideal for automated end-of-arm and under the hook applications. Designed for metal part thickness of 1/4 inch to 3 inch thick, the PME0404 is roughly a 4in. x 4in. x 5in. cube and is capable of handling up to 350 pounds (3:1 Design Factor)!Literature Download: Permatrols® & Perm-Electro Hybrids