Remote control permanent lift magnet eliminates cords

July 12, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has introduced the DynamicLift™ lifting magnet. Featuring MagSwitch™ technology, it is the first remote-operated permanent lift magnet that allows an operator to turn the magnet on and off using a remote control, without the need of air or electricity, the company says.

The remote control allows lifting possibilities for which accessibility to the magnet typically is cumbersome or impossible, such as lifting above or below arm's length, into deep channels, loading or unloading CNC cutting tables, and operation from inside the forklift.

The compact rare-earth lifting magnet contains an internal on/off release device that does not contact or damage the surface of the part being lifted. For operator safety, the magnet is equipped with a special sensor that will not allow release unless the load is at rest. Additionally, the remote requires a special release button sequence so that a single button push cannot accidentally release the load.

The magnet conforms to ASME B30.20 standards and includes two 12-V, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with charger that can operate for more than 200 cycles per charge. The magnet is heat-resistant up to 180 degrees F and has up to a 600-lb. lift capacity.

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