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Understanding Below-The-Hook Mechanical Lifting Devices

Understanding Below-The-Hook Mechanical Lifting Devices

Below-the-hook mechanical lifting devices come in many variations, each suitable for a number of applications. In each variation, a lifting device attaches to an apparatus that can pick up a load and hold it firmly in place as it moves from one place to another. While the general concept remains the same, different mechanical lifting …

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Industrial Uses of Magnets - Types of Cranes Used in Steel-Making

Industrial Uses of Magnets – Types of Cranes Used in Steel-Making

One of the more common industrial uses of magnets takes place during the steel making process. Handling scrap metal, melting it down, and pouring liquid steel are dangerous tasks that benefit greatly from industrial lifting magnets. Different types of cranes are beneficial for different parts of the steel-making workflow. Read on to learn more about …

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Neodymium: The key ingredient of a permanent lifitng magnet

One of the keys to the success and strong performance of Permadur’s permanent lifting magnets is their fundamental magnetic material: Neodymium, which has a number of properties that make it the ideal magnet for use as permanent lifting magnets in sheet handling and manufacturing applications. These properties include: Serious magnetic strength. Neodymium is the strongest …

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Permanent Lifting Magnets: The Relationship Between Quality and Safety

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s everyone’s worst fear come to life: 2,900 pounds of steel come raining down from above. For one Ohio worker—his arm crushed beneath that load—things will never be the same. At the center of this incident was the malfunction of a second-rate lifting magnet.1 In the aftermath OSHA would step in and fine the manufacturer …

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How can a Permanent Lifting Magnet be demagnetized?

Contrary to popular belief, a permanent lifting magnet does not remain in its “permanent” state by default. Proper permanent lifting magnet maintenance is required to maintain its potency. A failure to take care of permanent lifting magnets with the correct protocol could cause the permanent lifting magnet to demagnetize and cause irreversible damage. How can a permanent …

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Not Just for Lifting Magnets: Additional Uses for Neodymium Magnets

Material Handling is one of many applications where Neodymium magnets excel In our industry, permanent lifting magnets are a vital cog in the machine for companies engaged in material handling. Neodymium magnets are the most widely used rare-earth magnets, and these types of magnets are especially important for there usability in a variety of capacities in …

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Safety Tips When Using Permanent Lifting Magnets

Safety tips when using permanent lifting magnets is important to keep employees safe. When using material handling equipment, the most important aspect is, of course, having all of the safety precautions in place. Hazards, handling, and storage issues can compromise the safety of the materials and personnel handling the permanent lifting magnets. We compiled a list …

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Benefits of Using Permadur’s Lifting Magnets

Lifting Magnets have the safety features and cost-effectiveness to make a difference for your business. If your organization is in the business of dealing with ferrous materials, you’re well aware of the challenges involved with safely and efficiently moving and transporting heavy materials. It is crucially important to have a safe, reliable, and cost-effective system in …

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Product Spotlight: Engineered Load Positioner Model

The Engineered Load Positioner Model is a newer product among Permadur’s Load Positioners. It is considered a slightly safer approach than other load positioner models.  The Engineered Load Positioner reduces parts damage, protects costly machines, tool and loads, and improves quality control. It’s ability to simplify alignment and assembly makes it a ideal choice for …

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