If you operate within an industry that handles large amounts of ferrous metals, you will need a mechanized system to move that metal around. Historically, chains and hoists have been used to lift heavy materials but now many industries prefer lifting magnets to get the job done. But what is it about lifting magnets that make them superior to traditional methods? Learning these advantages will help anyone make the decision to switch to industrial lifting magnets. 

No Slings Required

With cranes and hoists, you need a way to pick up a load while evenly distributing its weight. This requires slings to be properly fastened around a load in a way that will support it. Attaching and removing the rigging to every load properly requires time and manpower, both of which affect a company’s bottom line. Why waste money paying employees to spend all that time securing the load when you can pick a load up in a single motion? 

The issue of safety also arises with lifting loads with slings. If the rigging comes loose or breaks, the load can come crashing to the ground and hurt someone. Also, the constant rigging and unrigging of each load requires operators to spend more time under the crane and in other ‘danger zones.’ While worker safety is a top priority, injuries can also cost a business large sums of money, sometimes enough to cripple the entire business. With industrial lifting magnets, thousands of pounds of metal can be lifted without the need for slings.  

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Delicate Lifting 

While ‘delicate’ is not the first word that comes to mind on the topic of industrial lifting, lifting and moving loads without damaging them is an important part of the job. Rigging slings and hooks around a load can cause damage, even if the load does not fall to the ground. Stress and tension at the points of contact can harm the material or the packaging surrounding a load. With magnetic lifting, the risk of damage is greatly reduced.

High-Quality Lifting Magnets

Regardless of the type of application you have Permadur Industries has a magnet or magnet system for your business needs,Our staff can work with you to determine the best solution for your particular needs and will help educate and train your staff on the differences in the application and use of our equipment correctly, effectively and safely.  Our team of engineers can design and install our systems based on the specific needs of your company’s unique application. This process ensures that the product you purchase is designed specifically for your needs and you understand all the characteristics of our lifting equipment before you ever “flip the switch” and that our equipment is properly integrated into your work environment.

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We are an American manufacturer of below-the-hook lifting equipment that specializes in permanent lifting magnets. We offer magnets in bipolar, tripolar and five polar orientations enabling us to tailor the design of the magnet system to your specific lifting needs.  We are also here to support your needs year after year with maintenance after installation support. Contact us for more information.