September 15, 2020

What Is a Lifting Magnet?

So, what exactly is a lifting magnet? A lifting magnet or magnet lifter as they may be from time to time known as is a piece of lifting gear that is suitable for lifting ferro-magnetic materials such as mild steel. Steel is manufactured from a mixture of several metals, producing an alloy; the main ones being iron, nickel and manganese, these substances and their compounds are ferro- magnetic . But particular varieties of stainless-steel will not be magnetic as a result of their make up. Metals with different make-ups possess different capabilities to carry magnetism, so for materials other than mild steel (which the next few paragraphs mostly refers too) such as; high carbon steels, forged iron and ferrous alloys a reduction in the lifting capacity should be applied, this varies between the materials, so always refer to the lifting magnet handbook.

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