Type A.R. Auto-Release Magnetic Sweeper


This versatile magnetic sweeper features a hinged collector plate that makes separating metal debris a snap. Available in widths from 24 to 72 inches.

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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”

Type A.R. Magnetic Sweeper Specifications

Unit Type Model-Size Dimensions Weight
(in lbs.)
Lead Time Suspension

Suspension Mount
with Auto-Release

A.R. 24″ 2″H x 5″W x 24″L 32 STOCK-1DAY 4″ 15 MPH
A.R. 36″ 2″H x 5″W x 36″L 36
A.R. 48″ 2″H x 5″W x 48″L 43
A.R. 60″ 2″H x 5″W x 60″L 52
A.R. 72″ 2″H x 5″W x 72″L 69


Magnetic Sweeper Product Applications

Compare Forklift Mounted Magnets

Product Enforcer Load Release Alt w/Fork Pockets A.R. Auto Release
Max Lifting Height 6″ 4-5″ 4″ 4″
Sweeper Weight 250 / 325 lbs 45-85 lbs 32-70 lbs 35-75 lbs
Sweeper Widths 72″/96″ 36-84″ 24-96″ 24-84″
Cleaning Method Drop handle levers Top mounted release bar Manually cleaned Bottom mounted release plate
Terrain Any Any Pavement, dirt, broken concrete Smooth, even pavement
Price Range $1,195/$1,495 $395-$935 $180-$610 $250-$635
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Shields Magnetics is one of only a handful of U.S. suppliers of industrial magnets.


Give us a call at (805) 642-4408 to place an order or if you have questions.

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