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 […]

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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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Purchase a new lifting scrap magnet


Industry is seeing a trend in the number of new lifting scrap magnets being manufactured.  There has been a reduction in the amount of weld and steel in many scrap handling lifting magnets. The case walls and outer poles have been thinned and accept less punishment than in the past. Some of this is due to […]

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