Magnetic heavy duty lifts are well suited to meet numerous different needs. This is because they’re able to lift over 25 tons, making them ideal for transporting heavy loads. These loads are usually comprised of steel plates, forgings and die castings. They don’t even have to have a holding device such as a clamp, sling or chain on them in order to be safely moved.
Advantages To Using Heavy Duty Lifts
While you’ve already heard about a few of the advantages to using heavy duty lifts, there are numerous others as well. To begin with, there’s no need to tap a hole in the material prior to lifting it in order to create an anchor point that will need to be filled afterwards. Another great advantage is that heavy duty lifts are very useful whenever you need to stack or crate parts for moving. They will also make you more productive since heavy duty lifts only require one worker to operate them.
Different Types Of Magnetic Heavy Duty Lifts
There are three different types of magnetic heavy duty lifts. These include permanent, electromagnet and electro-permanent heavy duty lifts. All of these heavy duty lifts can safely transport a heavy load but each of them also has some very application specific advantages.
Permanent magnetic heavy duty lifts are made from rare earth or ceramic materials. They are permanently magnetized in order to hold their force. There’s no need for electrical power with these heavy duty lifts, which means that there won’t be any power interruptions and that they’re also portable. Someone will operate them with a lever that’s located on it. There’s also a built-in safety latch to ensure that the heavy duty lifts won’t be turned off while working.
Electromagnetic heavy duty lifts utilize an energized electrical coil that’s wound around a steel core that’s embedded within these heavy duty lifts in order to generate the magnetic field. There’s also a D.C. controller that energizes the magnet. This voltage can vary the holding power.
Electro-permanent magnetic heavy duty lifts combine the benefits of the permanent heavy duty lifts with those of the electromagnetic heavy duty lifts. This means that the permanent magnetic material will be turned on or off with the D.C. power supply. However, there are also times when these heavy duty lifts don’t need electricity since the battery can be recharged. This is advantageous because there’s a built-in failsafe operation method.