Alpha Workholding Solutions

803 Rickert Street
Statesville, NC 28677 US


ALPHA'S APod is the first ever Permanent Electro Modular Magnetic Workholding System.

The A-Pod is an ideal tool for the creative shop owner, providing flexibility, the ability to perform drilling and profile work in a single setup, and requiring virtually no maintenance. This system is completely modular and has little impact to a machine's table weight capacity. They can be shared across multiple machines, and can be expanded as customer requirements change.

This unique, fully magnetically balanced individual pole works much like a 1 2 3 block but with the clamping power of a heavy milling magnet. With this design, pods can be placed where needed, creating a set up to drill, profile, and machine in the same operation. Customers can fully customize their system to meet their unique requirements, and continue to expand their system as their needs grow.

The A-Pod system also works well with conventional fixturing to reduce vibration, this reduced vibration allows the machine to operate at its optimum capacity with the best possible finish. The modular system works well in other areas of a facility including: welding, assembly, and inspection. The A-Pod's use is only limited by one's imagination!


  • The A-Pod® uses permanent-electro magnetic technology for fail safe operation. Power turns magnetism ON or OFF. No power is required to maintain the magnetic clamping.
  • Reduce setup time and number of setups with up to 5 face machining in a single setup, perfect for contour work.
  • Ultimate flexibility, a multiple module set can be used on multiple machines simultaneously, not dedicated to one machine.
  • Ideal for holding ferrous material for: machining, grinding, polishing, measuring, welding, assembly, and much more.
  • Quickly mounts with a 1/2-13 thru bolt to a "T" slot or sub plate.
  • Low magnetic flux, only penetrates 0.400" deep into mild steel.
  • Magnetically balanced, each pole contains equal amounts of north and south magnetic flux to eliminate stray flux and to simplify pole placement.
  • Improves cutting forces on large plates when used in conjunction with conventional clamping.
  • Ideal for drilling applications.
  • Available in 110 volt, 220 volt, and 440 volt.
  • Each module is 3.819" diameter by approximately 2.75" tall and generates up to 1400 lbs of clamping force.
  • 1 Year Warranty.

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Company Profile

Since 1999, Alpha Workholding Solutions has specialized in the manufacture and application sales of permanent-electro magnetic workholding and permanent magnetic lifting products.

Product Categories of Alpha Workholding Solutions

Chucks, Magnetic
Chucks, Special
Clamps & Fixturing Devices
Fixturing Systems
Lifting & Positioning Equipment
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

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