Eriez (www.eriez.com) said its new SafeHold EPL Series Permanent Lifting Magnets can lift and transfer steel and iron without slings, hooks or cables, and without marring surfaces.
They are designed for a variety of machine shop operations including carrying semi-finished products with flat surfaces such as machine parts, press molds for forming and steel plates.
The company said its permanent lifting magnets require fewer operators and helpers, and, when properly installed and operated, provide greater safety than other mechanical material handling devices.
The lifting magnets turn on and off manually to provide smooth operation for hundreds of lifting and positioning applications. Electricity is not needed, so power failures cannot interrupt the operation, and they provide continuous magnet power until the magnet is turned off. They do not need DC power supply or batteries to recharge or replace.
Eriez said several lift magnets can be combined as needed to conform to the specific shape and weight of complex work pieces.