The newly patented, low weight, low profile Modular-Mag Electromagnet steel lifting system is available from Serpent and Dove. Designed with the requirements of laser, plasma and water cutting tables in mind, the Modular-Mag system is also able to handle steel pipe, tube and hollow section material.
Uniquely, the system is capable not only of carrying un-cut sheet to the table, but also, in many cases, of lifting the cut ‘nest’ from the table after processing. This offers the potential to save hours of labour and speed turnaround times.
The system is constructed in modular form and can be assembled in lengths up to 6 metres. Modular-Mag employs a series of small standard coils arranged within the entire length on a range of possible pitch centres to suit the magnetic strength required for the job. A relatively shallow yet strong magnetic field ensures that one sheet can be selected from the top of a stack.
The design provides a very low profile (150 mm) and keeps the weight much lower than conventional electromagnets so that little crane capacity is soaked up by the weight of the magnet. The system operates on low voltage DC and appropriate power supplies and battery back-ups can be provided. Modular-Mag modules can be supplied for mounting by customer or can be incorporated onto a frame.