Every day, sea pilots board large vessels to assist in bringing them to safe harbour. Their job involves a sometimes precarious transition from a pilot boat to the ship, via a pilot ladder.
These men and women are experts at this transition but nonetheless, safety is paramount. Serpent and Dove’s Pilot Ladder Magnet has been specially developed to make life safer for sea pilots by providing removable anchor points for the ladders on the ship’s side.
These Pilot Ladder Magnets are designed to withstand aggresive marine environments and have no internal moving parts or entry points for sea water – a natural enemy of neodymium magnet material. Powder-coating in safety yellow for high visibility, and resin encapsulation of magnetic elements makes the product seaworthy.
In addition they are lightweight at around 3 kgs, yet immensely strong, providing more than 350 kgs of clamping force even through many layers of paint and salt scale and grime on a ship’s hull. A delrin roller makes the Hull Magnet simple to attach and release. Hull magnets are also used to anchor floating spill booms and maintenance vessels and are also known as Boom Magnets. Patents apply to some versions of this product.
One of Australia’s best known, experienced and trusted names in magnet technology and application since 1984. Offering know-how and problem solving second to none in magnetic lifting and lifting magnet systems, magnetic clamping and work-holding, magnetic separation technology for mining, food, plastics, chemical and all process industries. Serpent & Dove – Applied Magnetics is the originator and patent holder for many magnetic products including low profile lifting magnets, thin sheet magnetic lifters, pilot ladder magnets for marine pilot safety and ship accommodation ladder magnets. Strategic alliances with Tecnomagnete, Kanetec and other leading world brands in electro and permanent-electro lifting and clamping products enhance our position and capability. ‘Finding ways with magnets’ is the maxim that reflects Serpent & Dove’s drive to succeed in providing the best magnetic product for the job.