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SMW-Electronics innovates on a new installation

Wheeling, Illinois – SMW Autoblok Group, a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of high-end clamping solutions for the industrial market since 1942, announces that their new company, SMW-Electronics, based in Meckenbeuren, Germany, broke new ground on a new 11,000-foot2 two-story facility that will house both prototype development and production.

The building is expected to be completed by May 2022 with an additional 86,000 feet2 planned for future manufacture. The number of employees is expected to increase to over 30 by 2024. SMW-Electronics’ products include mechanical and mechatronic clamping systems for workpiece clamping, inductive power and data transmission, sensors, software and custom solutions for digitization and automation of processes that meet Industry 4.0.

“We look forward to the completion of our new building and the growth of SMW-Electronics which will serve new and existing markets including machine tools, robotics, electric drive technology and intralogistics, for n ‘ to name a few, ”said Peter Helm, Export and Marketing Manager of SMW-Autoblok GmbH. “Smart factories and Industry 4.0 have revolutionized the way we design and manufacture, and we look forward to developing our wireless technologies and helping companies optimize all aspects of manufacturing and supply chain operations. supply. “

SMW-Electronics products are equipped with contactless inductive coupler systems that transfer energy and data (up to 1500 W) through an air gap of up to 20 mm. The products include the new F180 Ethernet Remote Axial Coupler which provides wireless transmission between mobile and stationary components with high speed power transmission up to 400W and transfer distance of 20mm. In addition, a full range of intelligent sensor systems including the LPS 4.0 position sensor which identifies the exact position of a wireless sensor element with maximum repeatability accuracy. LPS 4.0 is also IP67 protected and offers exceptional EMC properties.

Mechatronic and mechanical clamping systems for clamping workpieces include the emotion product line that offers a full range of couplers and software to work with a wide range of downstream systems to manage part holding, part actuation, system controls, actuators, robotics, etc. All e-motion products are based on the same concept of a contactless inductive coupling system for signal and power transmission.

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