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 is attracted to scrap yard lifting magnets


A scrap yard lifting magnet does just that: pick up or lift metal objects. Scrap yard lifting magnets have magnetic properties in the electrified coil and are normally attached to a crane. The crane then positions the magnet above the objects and the magnet is energized. Besides scrap yards, lifting magnets are also used in […]

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