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Ohm’s law — How a lifting magnet work

 

Industrial Lifting Magnets are very simple machines. They are nothing more than a string of wire wrapped around a magnetic core. This string of wire has resistance (ohms) that govern what current (amps) flows at a given voltage (volts). All DC magnets obey Ohm’s law. A magnet at room temperature, or ambient temperature, has the […]

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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 […]

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Sometimes you just can’t help but buy new lifting magnets

 

As we anxiously await the MythBusters Jr episode starring our lifting magnet, let’s chat about new lifting magnets. Sometimes, magnets are so badly damaged that they are deemed uneconomical to repair and are replaced with new, rebuilt or used magnets. At CMT’s magnet production facilities, we offer: -Conductor straightening and reprocessing -Electrified core magnet rewinding […]

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Happy 2019!

 

It’s early in 2019, so we still have time to make a resolution. New year, new job: Thinking about bettering yourself or making a career change? Consider a job in the skilled trades. Many skilled trades jobs only require a certificate, so you can be on your way to making good money faster. Check out […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CMT: Lifting Magnets

 

We specialize in industrial magnet sales and services.

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What’s CMT?

 

Nope, we aren’t that CMT…Country Music Television. We’re pretty sure you don’t want any of us to sing you a song. CMT is your one-stop service center providing electrical, mechanical, machining and field services to industrial and commercial companies throughout the United States and abroad. We’ve done work at steel companies, automotive plants, power plants, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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