9/2/11 – Lifting Magnets for Metalworking Applications
Eriez’ line of SafeHold® permanent lifting magnets can lift and transfer steel and iron without slings, hooks or cables. Available in several models to meet specific application demands, SafeHold magnets make quick work of difficult steel handling and require fewer operators and helpers. Eriez offers the SafeHold line of magnets with lifting capacities up to 10,000 pounds.
When properly installed and operated,says the company,SafeHold lifting magnets provide greater safety than other mechanical material handling devices. Plus, this line of powerful magnets does not require any electricity, so power failures will never interrupt operation.There area number of magnet ranges.
SafeHold APL Series is ideal for quick and efficient handling of steel where access is limited. The APL series turn off and on automatically with the up and down movement of a crane or hoist to provide continuous operation for hundreds of lifting and positioning applications. SafeHold EPL Series is specifically designed for machine shop use to carry semi-finished products such as machine parts, press molds and steel plates. They offer high capacity for their size and cost.
SafeHold MPL Series magnets can handle both round and flat materials. They offer all the benefits of permanent lift magnets with the added feature of a motorized actuator and are great for hard to reach areas. SafeHold RPL Series have a two pole design and provide optimum lifting power. The RPL series can be used to handle both round and flat materials quickly and easily.
SafeHold XPL Series magnets, constructed with Erium 3000® Rare Earth magnet material, enable an operator to easily lift both flat and round materials. The XPL magnets are ideal for many machine-shop uses including the loading and unloading of the machine center.
Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through ten international facilities located on six continents.