Why Attach a Magnetic Sweeper to a Forklift?

The forklift is the warehouse workers best friend. It takes care of the bulk of heavy lifting, and when operated skillfully it can make a job dramatically easier and much less dangerous. So why attach a magnetic sweeper to one? Why do customers continue to return to IPES International singing the praises of these wonderful… Read more »

The Advantages of Magnetic Head Pulleys

>Magnetic head pulleys (also known as magnetic separation pulleys) perform an important function, attracting ferrous metals and debris out of product flow so you get clean product and the “extra junk” doesn’t damage equipment. By placing magnetic head pulleys in the appropriate spot on a conveyor belt system, they effectively remove ferrous metal and discharge… Read more »

Safety Precautions When Using a Safety Magnet

IPES International sells lifting magnets to help make several industries’ workdays operate more efficiently and safely. Before using lifting magnets, it’s important that workers have read and understood all instructions so they know exactly what they’re dealing with– these are not toys. Materials vary in their composition and thickness. Make sure the magnet you want… Read more »

Will a Magnetic Sweeper Pick It Up?

Since their invention, magnetic sweepers have proven to be a time saver, a money saver, and sometimes even a lifesaver. The tool is a perfect example of workers harnessing the power of nature to make a job much, much easier. Due to the nature of magnetism, the objects that can be swept up are limited,… Read more »

The Benefits of Permanent Lifting Magnets

IPES International is in the business of helping companies pick up, move and/or put down ferrous materials with their industrial strength magnets. Many industries benefit from the use of permanent lifting magnets, which can do the heavy lifting work of many men thanks to their strong magnetic properties. Imagine you have something that literally weighs… Read more »

Who Discovered Magnets?

Think back to when you were a child, and you were given a magnet for the first time. Of course, this probably isn’t a memory you’ve held onto, but it was probably a pretty big deal at the time. Because magnets play such a large part of our everyday lives, we tend to forget how… Read more »

Four Big Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Parking Lot Clean

Anyone with experience running a business knows it can be an enormously difficult task. Being responsible for unlocking the doors in the morning and shutting everything down at night, each and every day, takes more time and effort than one would suspect. So when it comes to the area surrounding your business, it can be… Read more »

Can Magnets Work Underwater?

One of life’s little questions that people wonder about is this: can magnets work underwater? Water is almost completely non-magnetic, so magnets work underwater the same as they do in air or in a vacuum. Magnets involve force. Now you’re probably thinking of Star Wars’ “May the force be with you.” Well, in that movie,… Read more »

Keep Your Parking Lot Clean With Magnetic Sweepers

Little boys often play with little boy toys, like Tonka dump trucks and Matchbox cars. Big boys, however, get to “play” with big toys, and one of those cool, fun “toys” to use is a suspended magnetic sweeper broom. IPES International makes magnetic sweepers that can be mounted on yard-trucks, push-tugs, or the counterweight of… Read more »

What are Conveyor Magnets?

IPES International makes conveyor magnets that pick up (remove) ferrous steel and other magnetic materials from things you send along a conveyor belt operation. For instance, if you crush stone, recycle pallets, shred tires, or recycle plastics, conveyor magnets are the smart way to get magnetic stuff out of there during the crushing, screening and/or… Read more »