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 »

Why Retrieving Magnets Are Ideal For Boaters and Anglers

Has this ever happened to you? You’re fishing out on the lake, and accidentally drop your tackle box or fishing rod into the water? If the water is murky, good luck finding your stuff. You could send a diver deep into the water to look for lost items, or, better yet, you could use retrieving… Read more »

The Standard Magnetic Broom vs. The Deluxe Magnetic Broom

IPES International of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, makes an industrial-strength standard magnetic broom that will literally sweep up your magnetic items off the floor. The “TMPB1” standard magnetic broom uses high grade Ceramic-8 magnets to get the job done efficiently. Using all aluminum construction, heavy duty solid rubber tires, and “lubed-for-life” wheel bearings, it’s a well-constructed, very… Read more »

The Advantages of a Tow Behind Magnetic Sweeper

Whether you work in an industrial setting or you are responsible for maintaining a parking lot, it is important that you keep your area safe for employees, customers, and anyone else that may be visiting.  Moreover, you want to keep a professional appearance, and not have the area littered with debris.  However, you may be… Read more »

How a Magnetic Sweeper Can Benefit Your Business

Regardless of the industry they are in, businesses are always searching for new and creative ways to create a safer work environment, make the jobs of their employees easier and find ways to save money.  One way industrial businesses can accomplish these goals is by utilizing a magnetic sweeper or broom.  These tools offer a… Read more »