The separator is equipped with powerful neodymium magnets and can be switched on and off using a patented system, in which the magnets are rotated pneumatically. It overcomes the problem of lubricated tinplate sheets adhering and causing damage to tools and dies.

With a spring-actuated off position, the separator is said to be maintenance free, and automatically switches to the off position even if the compressed air supply is interrupted – even at full load at maximum stacking height. The magnet cannot accidentally remain switched on during maintenance either. A red indicator ensures users can see from a distance whether the magnet is switched on.

Unlike fixed sheet separators, this provides extra safety. Switchable sheet separators also allow interim changeover of products during a set process. It is possible to separate steel sheets of almost any shape, length or width – even round and asymmetrical shapes.