Eriez Lifting Magnet

Your Guide to Choosing the Right Lifting Magnet

Aug. 1, 2022
How permanent lifting magnets make quick work of loading and unloading burn/laser tables while providing greater safety than many other mechanical material handling devices.

“Improve Safety, Speed and Efficiency in Cutting & Burn Tables with Permanent Lifting Magnets,” covers the features and benefits of lifting magnets and offers guidance for proper selection based on the application. 

Permanent lifting magnets can lift and transfer a variety of iron and steel parts without slings, hooks or cables—and without marring the product’s surface. There's no requirement for an outside power source, thus no concern for dropping parts due to a power outage.

The white paper explains that there are three common lift magnet categories: lever-operated, automatic, and full coverage. There are key factors to consider when choosing a lifting magnet, including dimensions, weight, shape, material thickness, temperature, surface condition, and contact area of the piece to be lifted.

As explained in the white paper, full coverage systems are an ideal choice for production facilities looking to gain maximum torch time. These powerful systems use a large, full-contact magnet surface area, with no gaps in coverage.

The white paper concludes with a case study spotlighting one of North America’s premier suppliers of carbon steel parts-to-print. Using an Eriez Full Coverage Lift Magnet, the customer was able to reduce the time to unload 60-inch by 360-inch steel sheet from 1.5 hours down to 15 minutes, allowing the production team to more than quadruple the previous output on the table.

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