Electromagnets help us to lift metal elements and transport them comfortably and quickly. At Crosby Airpes, we have broad experience in lifting solutions that use electromagnets to handle metal grids, steel plates, beams, etc. Today we are going to review some safety tips for electromagnets.
The best safety tips for using electromagnets
1. Define the type of plates you want to lift
All factors that help us determine the operation of the permanent electromagnet must be taken into account. The number of plates to be lifted, their weight or the surface conditions on which they are located are essential details. For example, if some of the materials create an air gap between the magnet and the plate, this will impact the lifting.
2. Check potential hazards in the environment
The two primary hazards of electromagnet lifting are falling elements, common in all lifting projects, and electromagnetic fields. Something as simple as an active body implant can be affected by the electromagnetic field. Keeping it in mind and keeping a safe distance will make it safer.
3. Protect your business and your lifting system from power failures
If power is interrupted, an electromagnet will not release the load. But it’s always essential that you check your system.
4. Check the permanent electromagnet before use
In addition to electrical problems, you must never forget to overhaul the lift system. You can create a checklist that you can check every time the electromagnet is used. Until all the requirements are met, you can’t start using the equipment.
5. Choose the permanent electromagnet that best suits your project
You will probably need a specific permanent electromagnet for your project because each company and each project has its own needs. Ensure that your equipment is ideal for handling the load in each case and always follow the safety instructions provided by the manufacturer.
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