Lifting magnets move tubing, coils and plate in steel mills. Lifting magnets move scrap in scrap yards. However a lifting magnet is used, lifting magnets are designed to live in extreme hot and extreme cold conditions with constant exposure to shock. Do the lifting magnets you use in your industry provide weak productivity? Dropped loads? […]
Magnet needs a lift? CMT repairs lifting magnets
A lifting magnet picks up or lifts metal objects. Most lifting magnets are used in steel mills, scrap yards, loading docks, ship yard and foundries. An industrial lift magnet has magnetic properties in its coil and is usually attached to a crane. The crane moves the magnet above an object and the magnet is energized […]
Scrap handler magnets? Lifting magnets? Scrap yard magnets? Whatever you call them, we have them
City Machine Technologies, Inc. brings its own unique line of newly designed scrap handling magnets to market. These lifting magnets provide customers with larger pole shoes designed for longer life, heavy-duty terminal boxes built to withstand severe punishment and improved lead connection protection. The magnet cases are designed as reusable items. Also, the bottom plates […]
Scrapyard lifting magnets back home from the White House!
It was an honor and a privilege to be at the nation’s stage — The White House — showcasing our American-made scrapyard lifting magnets. We’ve compiled a list of media items focused on this event; check them out below! Electrical Apparatus emailed newsletter Recycling Today USA Today Check […]
Big, yellow and new: Reasons to buy a new scrap magnet
While CMT tries first to repair a scrap magnet, sometimes magnets are so badly damaged, they are deemed uneconomical to repair and are replaced with new, rebuilt or used scrap magnets. City Machine Technologies, Inc. brought its own unique line of newly designed scrap magnets to market in 1998. Our design supplies the customer with […]
Save money and increase the life of an industrial lifting magnet
In our last blog, we talked about how doing predictive maintenance can save you significant amounts of money in the long run. Today would be a good day to start another new year’s resolution: Take a few simple steps to extend the life of an industrial lifting magnet. By keeping your magnet operating properly, you […]
Lifting magnets make the best gift
Looking for a gift for that hard-to-find person? Consider a lifting magnet. It’s the gift that will make things easier at any scrap yard or steel mill. Tip of the day: Always using your magnet? Put a monthly inspection at the top of your list. Just using your magnet a couple times a day or […]
What? Magnets are 2,500 years old?
Scrap yard magnets are made from coiled wire. When an electric current flows through the wire, a magnetic field is generated. When the current ends, it stops being a magnet. Ancient civilizations learned about magnetism from lodestones, which are naturally magnetized pieces of iron ore. Lodestones were suspended to turn and became the first magnetic […]
Magnets for sale
Size: 47”/ 1200 mm Model: DASH Coil type: Aluminum Field: Deep Weight: 3200 lbs/1460 kg Voltage: 230 DC Cold amperage: 42 Cold ohms: 5.5 Kilowatts: 9.7 Duty cycle: 75% Average All Day Lifting […]
How do you keep magnets safely within their designed operating range?
Simply by paying strict attention to the magnet’s duty cycle. Duty cycle is the time the magnet is in use. More specifically, duty cycle is the percentage of time a magnet is to receive its rated voltage in any 10-minute period. Most magnets are designed to operate at a 50 percent or 75 percent duty […]