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 »

Magnet Sweepers Benefit Companies in Many Industries

IPES International’s Magnetic Division makes and sells products that help a myriad of industries. Powerful magnets incorporated into sweeper bars and other devices have the ability to pick up and/or recover ferrous materials. If you’re running an operation where materials need to be separated or picked up, consider utilizing IPES’ magnetic products. IPES’ powerful lifting… Read more »

Protect Your Industrial Machines with Magnetic Tubes and Grates

Fill in the blank: in the old days, when a knight went to war and wanted to protect himself from incoming swords he used a _____. If you said “shield,” you’re right. Shields have been protecting men for centuries. Today, it’s not typical to see knights walking around Pittsburgh or any other city carrying shields,… Read more »

How Rare Earth Magnet Separators Can Help Your Production Line

Have you heard of rare-earth magnets? They’re extremely strong permanent magnets made from common metals. Wait a minute—why are they called “rare-earth” then? Well, for starters, they’re at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, and they typically have hard-to-pronounce names. If they were comedians, rare-earth elements would be like Rodney Dangerfield: “They get… Read more »

Why Magnetic Drums Are Advantageous to Industrial Businesses

Magnetic drums from IPES International of Pittsburgh come in a variety of sizes and strengths to suit a customer’s needs. These drums are used to extract ferrous materials from a high throughput product stream of dry, bulk products in free-flowing processing systems. Thanks to a stationary permanent magnet made of Ceramic-8A or Rare Earth Neodymium… Read more »

Let Magnets Do the Heavy Lifting

Imagine if you had to physically remove several tons of material using just your hands, arms, legs and back. You’d need a whole lot of manpower to help you lift something heavy and move it. However, it’s important to work smarter, not harder, and luckily there are lifting magnets that can do the hard lifting… Read more »