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The hows and whys of lifting magnets

 

Science Lesson #1: What’s a lifting magnet and how does it work? A magnet is really just a string of wire wrapped around a magnetic core. This string of wire has resistance we call ohms that govern what current, also called amps, flows at a given voltage. All DC magnets obey Ohm’s law and most […]

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CMT honored to Showcase Scrapyard Lifting Magnet at White House’s Made in America Product Showcase for 2018

 

On Monday, July 23, 2018, President Donald J. Trump highlighted American-made goods at the White House during the Made in America Product Showcase. One company was selected from each state to represent American-made goods at the White House. Youngstown-based City Machine Technologies (CMT) displayed a scrapyard lifting magnet at The White House as part of […]

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Opening the door to CMT’s scrap magnet shop

 

Need a scrap magnet rewound or serviced? CMT’s scrap magnet shop is experienced in the design, rewind, manufacture and service of any scrap magnet or separator roll. CMT’s scrap magnet shop is 17,000-square-feet with cranes to 15 tons. A full operational test is performed on every scrap magnet we manufacture or rebuild. Our attractive force […]

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Lifting magnets: Carry the weight of the world

 

Industrial lifting magnets, also called scrapyard magnets, lift the world. They can be found in steel mills, scrap yards, shipyards, stamping plants or anyplace where metal needs to be moved around. These devices are basic work horses that pick up steel and place it where it needs to go. They are made in round and […]

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Tips and tricks of the trade: Extending the life of a lifting magnet

 

Extend the operating life of a lifting magnet with these few tips. Inspections Always using your magnet? Put a monthly inspection at the top of your list. Just using your magnet a couple times a day or week? Inspect it quarterly. What to look for? Cracks in any of the major components or in any […]

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New lifting magnets in stock and available for purchase

 

City Machine Technologies, Inc.’s lifting magnet design supplies the customer with many cost-saving benefits including: -A larger pole shoe that should last longer -A heavy-duty terminal box to withstand severe punishment and better protects the lead connections -An overall case design, which should be reusable instead of having to be replaced -The bottom plate is […]

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Who uses lifting magnets?

 

Lifting magnets aren’t your average refrigerator magnets. Some are the size of queen beds. Lifting magnets are used in industrial settings. Magnets are often seen at scrap yards where they are used to move scrap steel and cars. Lifting magnets are also used in steel mills to safely and efficiently move newly made steel. Magnets […]

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How does a lifting magnet work?

 

In the next few weeks, we will take an in-depth look at lifting magnets. Lifting magnets are magnets that are used in scrap handling operations and in steel mills. Some lifting magnets can move cars and several pieces of steel and can be as big as queen-size beds. Most lifting magnets are designed to operate […]

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Lifting magnets transport steel and scrapped vehicles in industry

 

A lifting magnet does exactly what it says: it’s an electromagnet that can pick up or lift metal objects. A lifting magnet has magnetic properties in its electrified coil and is normally attached to a crane. The crane then positions the magnet above the objects and the magnet is energized. Lifting magnets vary in size. […]

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How do you safety test lifting magnets?

 

When inspecting or servicing a lifting magnet, please keep in mind the following safe testing procedures: 1. Lockout/tagout all energy sources prior to testing the magnet. 2. Double-check for voltage at the lifting magnet prior to disconnecting it 3. Verify lockout/tagout. 4. Probe the cable with sharp voltmeter leads or use a tic tracer. 5. […]

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