SAV North America (www.sav-workholding.com), the subsidiary of Spann Automations Normteiletechnik (SAV) GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany, has launched several new material handling products in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
The company now is offering a series of permanent lifting magnets, with four in the line for lifting flat pieces from 275 lbs to 2200 lbs (125 kg to 1000 kg) and round materials or parts from 88 lbs to 1100 lbs (40 kg to 500 kg).
The company said one person can use its magnets to ergonomically and safely lift heavy weights horizontally.
The magnets offer a 3:1 Safety Factor, meaning that they are able to lift three times their rated capacity, to comply with the NASI/ ASME B30.20-1985 safety standard for “below the hook” lifting devices.
An improved handle design that features a self-locking mechanism is designed to prevent accidental deactivation of the magnet. The company said the lifter’s permanent magnet circuit does not affect any CNC machine components.
The magnetic lift magnets have plates that show lifting values for various thickness and surface conditions, and they can be applied in tandem for handling heavier pieces.