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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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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 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 […]

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