How Magnets Are Used in Industrial Applications

Industrial Applications
Magnets have many practical uses in industrial applications. Available in a diverse range of shapes, sizes and strengths, and typically made of ferrite, neodymium or other magnetic materials, magnets help facilitate production in the automobile, electronics, plastics, glass and ceramics, shipping, construction, mining, food and pharmaceuticals industries.

Typically, you’ll find industrial magnets at work in/on conveyors, plates, assemblies, separators, tube grates, chutes and cranes. Perhaps their chief use is to separate ferrous debris from non-ferrous matter, picking up impurities along the way.

With mining, for instance, magnets separate metals from ore, while food and pharmaceutical companies use magnets to remove any unwanted iron particles from their food or medications. You’ll find many factories have magnetic sweepers, which sweep up scraps on the floor containing things like loose nails or waste iron so vehicles with tires don’t have to worry about punctures or flats.

Heavy-lifting magnets are used to lift, hold, convey, stack and drop heavy loads. Obviously, many construction sites utilize magnets to move things like steel beams around a property. It’s not uncommon for a crane to have a magnet on it for moving loads. One magnet can equal the strength of many men.

IPES International makes strong magnets for industrial uses, some of which are capable of handling up to 3,000 pounds.

From magnetic separators to retrieving magnets, along with lifting magnets, tow behind magnets, magnetic sweepers, conveyor magnets, and recycling magnets, IPES International is in the business of helping other businesses be safer, more efficient, and more productive. Call IPES at 412-781-4660 to discuss your industrial magnet needs.