When it comes to lifting magnets, nothing is one-size-fits-all. There are various types and applications, each with its own benefits and shortcomings. Permanent industrial lifting electromagnets are some of the more commonly used options, and with good reason. Understanding the main features of this lifting magnet can help businesses make the decision on the best magnet for their application.
What is a Permanent Electromagnet?
Permanent industrial lifting electromagnets are below-the-hook lifting devices that offer more than 90 percent energy savings over standard lifting electromagnets. Standard lifting electromagnets require a constant flow of electricity to operate and remain magnetized. Permanent industrial lifting electromagnets only require a few moments of electricity to initiate magnetization and demagnetization. There is no power required during lifting, much like a standard permanent magnet.
Partial and Full Lifting Capacity
One notable feature of permanent industrial lifting magnets is their ability to operate under both partial and full lifting capacities. While placing the magnet onto a load and activating the MAG button, the magnets become partially magnetized. After lifting begins, permanent industrial lifting electromagnets will automatically become magnetized to their full lifting capacity. This allows a greater margin of lifting capacity.
Adjustable Lifting Capacity
Permanent electromagnets also allow for adjustable lifting capacities. There are many situations where the lift operator requires an exact amount of power to get the job done. For example, when metal sheets are stacked on top of each other, you need to be able to grab individual sheets without lifting the whole stack. Operators need this kind of control.
Safety is of utmost importance on job sites where permanent industrial lifting electromagnets are used. Once this type of magnet lifts a load, you won’t be able to demagnetize it until the load is placed down safely. Even if you purposefully use the demagnetization button, the magnet will remain on. The purpose of this feature is to make sure no load is dropped accidentally during the lifting process. The extreme weight of both the load and the magnet can cause serious injury or even death if dropped at the wrong time.
Another important safety feature of permanent industrial lifting electromagnets is their demagnetization process. In order to demagnetize and set down a load, the operator must press two buttons simultaneously. This forces the operator to give more thought to the process while reducing the chances of accidental demagnetism.
The last important feature to cover is one of convenience – the wireless remote control. The ability to use a wireless control simplifies the lifting process and allows operators to stay out of harm’s way during operation.
High-Quality Industrial Lifting Electromagnets
Regardless of the type of magnet your business needs, Permadur Industries is here to help. Our staff can work with you to determine the best solution for your particular needs and will help educate and train your staff on the differences in the application and use of our equipment correctly, effectively, and safely.
Our team of engineers can design and install our systems based on the specific needs of your company’s unique application. This process ensures that the product you purchase is designed specifically for your needs and you understand all the characteristics of our lifting equipment before you ever “flip the switch” and that our equipment is properly integrated into your work environment.
We are an American manufacturer of below-the-hook lifting equipment that specializes in permanent lifting magnets. We offer magnets in bipolar, tripolar, and five polar orientations enabling us to tailor the design of the magnet system to your specific lifting needs. We are also here to support your needs year after year with maintenance after installation support. Contact us for more information.