IMI Announces Increased Lift Capacity and RFID Chip on PowerLift Magnetic LiftsMarch 1, 2012
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (IMI) has increased the lift capacity, or holding values, on its line of PowerLift lifting magnets and included a RFID chip for maintenance tracking and reporting.
PowerLifts are strong and compact permanent, Rare Earth lift magnets that are designed to give the user the ability to turn the magnetic circuit on/off manually with a positive "lock-on/off" handle mechanism. This not only ensures that the magnet is fully engaged for safe lifting but also prevents accidental disengagement to the "off" position.
The increased holding values on the PowerLift units make them strong "strength-to-size" magnets, while still maintaining a 3:1 design factor ratio. This devalued lifting capacity encourages safe and appropriate use of the lift magnet given the many factors that can contribute to less than ideal lifting conditions, such as dirt, paint, scale or rough surface texture on the load or improperly maintained poles on the lift magnet itself, the company said.
The lift magnets contain an embedded RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip. RFID is used to identify each unique magnet as it relates to the recorded documentation of any maintenance and/or scheduled calibration performed on the unit, providing an electronic history of the product.
For more information contact:
Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
1385 M-75 S
Boyne City, MI 49712
800-662-4638 / 231-582-3100