Magnetic Sweepers are used in many, many industries for a multitude of purposes. One of the more interesting uses is in the distribution facilities of the nations’ big box stores. Aside from visiting their local big box store for discounted, cheap goods, most people don’t think about the process of getting the items to the […]
It never fails to amaze us at the broad spectrum of customers coming to us for magnets. Just when we think we’ve run out of new industries to cater to, we get another call for a use which probably no person other than the guy on the other end, would be familiar. We all know […]
Construction magnets and industrial magnets come in a wide range of types, shapes, sizes and strengths. They are utilized across a diverse spectrum of industries for an equally diverse set of purposes. Particular uses of industrial construction magnets depend upon particular requirements.
The Magnetic Materials Producers Association (MMPA) and the Magnetic Distributors and Fabrications Associations (MDFA) set […]
Companies specializing in the handling of various types of dry cargo, including bulk, break-bulk, and containers such as forest products, metals, dry bulk, fruit, grain and bagged cargoes are now using conveyor magnets to purify all shipments before sending product to final customer. The conveyor magnets purify and clear all ferrous metal contaminants from the dry cargo […]
With the increase in imported products flooding the United States, one product which has retained it’s leadership strength as a U.S. made item is the magnetic sweeper.
There are numerous Asian firms producing the magnetic sweeper however the quality is so sub-par that the consumer is now realizing it’s simply not worth the modest price difference […]
When purchasing lifting magnets , buyers are inundated with choices, most of which are imports and sold at steep discounts on wholesale sites, big box sites and industrial distributors. Most of these lifting magnets are poorly made, unsafe and utilize inexpensive, shoddy construction materials. In fact, there are many lifting magnets being sold which use […]
Many times people wonder weather or not to buy a magnetic sweeper with the load release feature. Is it really needed? That question is really user specific. As far as cleaning a magnetic sweeper, it’s not terribly difficult. A magnetic sweeper without a load release feature will have approximately 1″ of “dead” space on each end. When […]
We get calls daily from customers asking if it’s possible to ship a magnetic sweeper by air. Many people and companies believe it is not allowable to ship a magnetic sweeper by air and this is actually not the case. It is legal and possible to ship a magnetic sweeper via air simply by “deadening” the magnet […]
Industrial magnets come in many forms. Fifty years ago, the most widely used material to construct industrial magnets was ferrite. The problem with ferrite is that it is very brittle and shatters easily. Engineers subsequently began using a combination of aluminum and nickel. Most recently, rare earth magnets have become quite popular and common for […]
There are many different types of Tow Behind Magnetic Sweepers on the market however very few of them comply with United States Military “MIL-Specs” (informally) or “Military Specifications”. “MIL-Specs” are a military standard in use to help achieve standardiaztion objectives as established by the U.S. Department of Defense. These standards ensure products meet certain requirements, […]