PowerLift Magnetic Lifts

February 12, 2012

Industrial Magnetics Inc. has increased the lift capacity, or holding values, on their line of PowerLift lifting magnets and included a RFID chip for maintenance tracking and reporting.

PowerLifts are strong and compact permanent, Rare Earth lift magnets that give the user the ability to turn the magnetic circuit on/off manually with a positive "lock-on/off" handle mechanism. This not only ensures that the magnet is fully engaged for safe lifting, but also prevents accidental disengagement to the "off" position.

The increased holding values on the PowerLift units make this one of their strongest "strength-to-size" magnets, while still maintaining a 3:1 design factor ratio. This devalued lifting capacity encourages safe and appropriate use of the lift magnet given the many factors that can contribute to less than ideal lifting conditions, such as dirt, paint, scale or rough surface texture on the load or improperly maintained poles on the lift magnet itself.

Also worth noting is the lift magnet's embedded RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip. RFID is used to identify each unique magnet as it relates to the recorded documentation of any maintenance and/or scheduled calibration performed on the unit, giving you an electronic history of the product.

Related Glossary Terms

  • calibration

    calibration

    Checking measuring instruments and devices against a master set to ensure that, over time, they have remained dimensionally stable and nominally accurate.

  • surface texture

    surface texture

    Repetitive or random deviations from the nominal surface, which form 3-D topography of the surface. See flows; lay; roughness; waviness.

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