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 for you.
Lifting magnets are used to lift and move large ferrous steel sheets or slabs. Various industries and construction companies find lifting magnets to be a help when handling dies, flat ferrous stock, forgings, heavy metal blocks, bar stock and angles. Lifting magnets have the strength to hold extremely heavy objects (several thousand pounds worth), while being durable and fairly easy to use. Steel mills, scrap yards, loading docks, warehouses, foundries, and shipyards are places where lifting magnets are commonly found. Magnets can be used to handle bundles, plates, rail, hot material, coils, pipe rebar, radioactive material, slag and more. Let the lifting magnets do the heavy lifting for you.
If there’s a time and place where moving metal objects could be difficult, dangerous, or very expensive, lifting magnets may be the best option to get the job done. The lifting magnets can reach difficult-to-reach places, and in some cases, they’re used to retrieve metal in underwater situations.
IPES International of Pittsburgh, PA, stocks lifting magnets that can typically handle lifting and moving items between 500 and 3,000 pounds. IPES’ magnets use Ceramic 8 magnet material or in some cases Rare Earth magnet material for difficult applications. Please contact IPES International with any questions you have about lifting magnets, as they’re experts on the subject.