Below the Hook Lifting Equipment - Industry News, Case Studies & Commentary

How to Properly Operate A Heavy Lifting Device

Operating heavy lifting devices is a serious business. There are many moving parts and hazards to look out for, so proper operation is essential to improve the productivity and safety of your job site. But how do you operate a [...]

December 16th, 2019|Safety & Operation|

Lifting Magnets Vs. Traditional Chains and Hoists for Magnetic Loads

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 [...]

November 18th, 2019|Lifting Magnet Systems|

Vacuum Lifting System – Understanding the Basics

Across several industries, there is a daily need to lift extraordinarily heavy items and materials. This is done through various methods such as vacuum lifting systems, magnetic lifting systems or more conventional lifting methods like using hooks, slings or chains. [...]

October 21st, 2019|Sheet lifting & Handling|

Industrial Magnets | What Is The Difference Between Permanent and Electromagnets?

Lifting heavy metal materials is an everyday necessity in many metalworking industries. This is often facilitated through the use of high-strength, industrial magnets in conjunction with overhead lifting equipment. Two such types of lifting magnets are Permanent Magnets and ElectroMagnets, [...]

September 16th, 2019|Lifting Magnet Systems|

Neodymium: The key ingredient of a permanent lifitng magnet

One of the keys to the success and strong performance of Permadur's permanent lifting magnets is their fundamental magnetic material: Neodymium, which has a number of properties that make it the ideal magnet for use as  permanent [...]

August 12th, 2019|Lifting Magnet Systems|

Permanent Lifting Magnets: The Relationship Between Quality and Safety

It's everyone's worst fear come to life: 2,900 pounds of steel come raining down from above. For one Ohio worker—his arm crushed beneath that load—things will never be the same. At the center of this incident was the malfunction of [...]

May 10th, 2019|Lifting Magnet Systems, News, Safety & Operation|

How can a Permanent Lifting Magnet be demagnetized?

Contrary to popular belief, a permanent lifting magnet does not remain in its "permanent" state by default. Proper permanent lifting magnet maintenance is required to maintain its potency. A failure to take care of permanent lifting magnets with the correct protocol could [...]

Safety Tips for Vacuum Lifting Systems

Vacuum Lifting Systems are great for moving heavy and other unwieldy items. Items that have smooth surfaces such as concrete, steel, glass, pipes, and much more. Our clients prefer our Vaccum Lifting Systems because of the 3 to 1 safety rating for all of our custom, small, and larger plate handling systems. While our vacuum lifting systems are one of the safest available, it is important to keep in mind our safety tips when using our plate handling systems. […]

October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Not Just for Lifting Magnets: Additional Uses for Neodymium Magnets

Material Handling is one of many applications where Neodymium magnets excel In our industry, permanent lifting magnets are a vital cog in the machine for companies engaged in material handling. Neodymium magnets are the most widely used rare-earth magnets, and these types of magnets are especially important for there usability in a variety of capacities in material handling. But did you know that neodymium magnets are used for many other applications as well? […]

October 3rd, 2018|Lifting Magnet Systems|

Safety Tips When Using Permanent Lifting Magnets

Safety tips when using permanent lifting magnets is important to keep employees safe. When using material handling equipment, the most important aspect is, of course, having all of the safety precautions in place. Hazards, handling, and storage issues can compromise [...]

August 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|
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