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Scrap yard lifting magnet: From White House to Hollywood

 

The same 3,500-pound yellow scrap yard magnet from City Machine Technologies, Inc. that was on the South Lawn of the White House for the Made in America Product Showcase in July 2018 will be on the upcoming episode of MythBusters Jr on the Science Channel Wednesday, February 6 at 8 p.m. The MythBusters Jr crew […]

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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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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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Lifting magnets: Carry the weight of the world

 

Industrial lifting magnets, also called scrapyard magnets, lift the world. They can be found in steel mills, scrap yards, shipyards, stamping plants or anyplace where metal needs to be moved around. These devices are basic work horses that pick up steel and place it where it needs to go. They are made in round and […]

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Tips and tricks of the trade: Extending the life of a lifting magnet

 

Extend the operating life of a lifting magnet with these few tips. Inspections Always using your magnet? Put a monthly inspection at the top of your list. Just using your magnet a couple times a day or week? Inspect it quarterly. What to look for? Cracks in any of the major components or in any […]

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