Introduces the OPTIMIZER™ Magnet Controller Series

Feb. 2, 2007
Officials at Ohio Magnetics, Inc. and Cableform, Inc. announced a business alliance to introduce the OPTIMIZER™ Magnet Controller Series of products to the US and Canada. Ohio Magnetics, Inc. is a subsidiary of HBD Industries, Inc.,one of the largest industrial product suppliers in the US. "Unlike other magnet controllers on the market, the OPTIMIZER™ allows the customer to control the overall electro-lifting magnet’s operation by adjusting the electric current and current duration times for all operating modes of the magnet, maximizing its performance and production, and extending its service life," said John Wohlgemuth, General Manager of Ohio Magnetics, Inc. “Customers using the OPTIMIZER’S advanced solid-state IGBT magnet control technology will discover the immediate benefits of an infinitely variable current controller for all lifting magnets. When using the OPTIMIZER, a target current is set so the lifting magnet operates at the lowest possible temperature which provides: improved magnet productivity, improved lifting capacity, reduced power consumption, reduced risk of damage from voltage spikes, reduced drop time, reduced cleaning time, fewer magnet change-outs and more." The OPTIMIZER Magnet Controller Series can retrofit and modernize all lifting magnets. The new OPTIMIZER Series is available in three models: M350, M200 and M100. Each OPTIMIZER model is available for all standard operator control voltages and ship complete, ready to run in a NEMA 12 enclosure. The compact design of the M100 OPTIMIZER easily installs on mobile cranes and hoists. OPTIMIZER Models offer many standard features plus valuable options, including: LCD Operator Display, RS485 communications, multiple magnet operation/selection and more. Ohio Magnetics, Inc. is a world leader in the development of lifting magnet systems and separation equipment for the steel, scrap processing, recycling, mining and rail industries. Ohio Magnetics, Inc. manufactures standard and specialized circular, bipolar and rectangular lifting magnets, including power supplies, rectifiers, power-take off, hydraulic driven generators and magnetic controls. With a complete full service repair shop, Ohio Magnetics can rebuild any type of magnet to their original specifications. The Stearns™ brand manufactured by Ohio Magnetics includes magnetic separation equipment; including radial and alternating pole magnetic drums for auto shedders, electric or permanent over- the- belt magnets, magnetic pulleys and specialized wet or dry magnetic separators. Ohio Magnetics, Inc. is a subsidiary company of HBD Industries, Inc. HBD and its subsidiaries manufacture custom-designed and standard industrial products serving many diverse industries and markets. Products manufactured by HBD include: AC/DC/BLDC electric motors, aerospace precision components, budding strips, cemented tungsten carbide parts, closed die forgings, coated rubber fabrics, conveyor belting, drives, ducting, gear reducers, hose (automotive, aviation, hand-built, industrial, marine and petroleum), material handling products (metal separators/detectors and electromagnetic lifting equipment), power transmission belts, rubber bands, rubber roll coverings and ventilation equipment (fans/blowers).