Magnetic mold clamping specialist Römheld Rivi GmbH exhibited at K 2019, with a display to encourage magnets to pull you in.
The German magnetics company announced a new network of 15 service locations throughout Europe and one each in the United States, China and Japan. Römheld Rivi-trained service engineers will give support to customers, and each center will have replacement parts.
Römheld Rivi is a joint venture between Hilma-Römheld and Rivi Magnetics srl, the Italian manufacturer of mold clamping devices. The two companies have been long-term partners.
At K 2109, the company stressed its position in the plastics industry, but also in the rubber industry — where officials say Römheld Rivi is the only magnetic die clamping maker to have technology to operate in rubber, because its M-TECS series plates can withstand temperatures up to 240° C.
The magnetic clamping systems are known as permanent magnets, meaning they work without electrical power and require only a short current pulse lasting a few seconds to activate and deactivate the magnets.