Type A.R. Auto-Release Magnetic Sweeper

Auto-Release FOD Sweeper for Smooth Pavement

Type A.R. Auto-Release Magnetic Sweeper


Government: Also Available Under GSA Schedule 51V , Contract number is GS-06F-0046N

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(including NAIC and PCS numbers)

Units Come Equipped with Suspension Chain for Mounting !

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By applying pressure to any of the attached toe plates, this unique, patented auto- release magnetic sweeper design allows easy and safe debris removal. A simple and effective operation, debris is release from the hinged aluminum collector plate at your convenience!  Bottom mounted wear -bars protect both the hinge/collector plate and the FOD magnet from any hazards.  Learn more by reviewing improvements in US Air Force FOD incidents using Shields Magnetic Sweepers (FOD Magnets) 

  • Improvements in US Air Force FOD incidents due to use of magnetic sweepers.Magnetic FOD Sweeper Designed for use on smooth pavement and even surfaces
  • Patented magnet release design is unique to the magnetic sweeper market.
  • Up to 3″ Magnet Suspension Height
  • Easy Operation, Maintenance Free, Great Performance in an industrial magnet !
  • FOD Magnets carry a Lifetime Guarantee on Magnetic Strength.
  • Optional “Fork Pockets” available on all FOD magnet sizes.
  • Magnetic Sweeper Available in the following lengths: 24″/609mm, 36″/914mm, 48″/1219mm, 60″/1524mm, and 72″/1829mm

Chart at Right shows F.O.D. incidents or “Foreign Object Debris” incidents in U.S. Air Force

In U.S. Air Force and Government use, Magnetic Sweepers are referred to as “FOD Magnets”


Magnetic Sweeper Product Applications

Type A.R. Magnetic Sweeper Specifications

Unit TypeModel-SizeDimensionsWeight
(in lbs.)
Lead TimeSuspension

Suspension Mount
with Auto-Release

A.R. 24″2″H x 5″W x 24″L32STOCK-1DAY4″15 MPH
A.R. 36″2″H x 5″W x 36″L36
A.R. 48″2″H x 5″W x 48″L43
A.R. 60″2″H x 5″W x 60″L52
A.R. 72″2″H x 5″W x 72″L69

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Forklift Mounted Magnets

ProductEnforcerLoad ReleaseAlt w/Fork PocketsA.R. Auto Release
Max Lifting Height6″4-5″4″4″
Sweeper Weight250 / 325 lbs45-85 lbs32-70 lbs35-75 lbs
Sweeper Widths72″/96″36-84″24-96″24-84″
Cleaning MethodDrop handle leversTop mounted release barManually cleanedBottom mounted release plate
TerrainAnyAnyPavement, dirt, broken concreteSmooth, even pavement
Price Range$1,195/$1,495$395-$935$180-$610$250-$635
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