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Industrial Magnetics, Inc.®

PowerLift® Magnets

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PowerLift® Magnets
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On/Off, Permanent Rare Earth Lifting Magnets

These compact, yet powerful, Rare Earth lift magnets are designed for lifting thick, non-flexing steel. They can be used on flat or round surfaces and contain an internal release on/off device that does not contact or damage the surface of the part being lifted. Permanent magnetic lifts also eliminate the fear of dropping the load being lifted due to power failures.

  • ON/OFF Rare Earth design
  • Lifts flat or round loads
  • Easy internal manual release does not contact the load
  • Heat resistant up to 180°F (82°C)
  • ASME B30.20 BTH-1 Design Category B Service Class 3

Lock On & Off Features

The new handle on the PowerLift® Rare Earth lift magnet features a positive lock-on and lock-off mechanism that requires the operator to manually switch between the two states. This prevents the handle from being turned only ”partially on” and giving the operator a false sense of security that the magnet is holding safely, or from being accidentally bumped to the “off” position, dropping the load pre-maturely.

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Rare Earth PowerLift® Magnets
Part No. Working Load Limit (flat) Working Load Limit (round)Overall Ln. (in)Magnet Ht. (in)Magnet Wd. (in)Overall Ht. (in)Handle (in)Weight (lbs)
PNL0250 250 lbs. 125 lbs. 5 2-5/8 2-5/8 6-5/8 4 7
PNL0800 800 lbs. 400 lbs. 7-7/8 3-7/8 3-5/8 8-7/8 8 21
PNL1600 1,600 lbs. 800 lbs. 10-3/4 4-3/4 4-7/8 8-7/8 9 51
PNL2500 2,500 lbs. 1,250 lbs. 12-5/8 6-1/2 7-1/8 8-7/8 10-3/4 122
PNL5000 5,000 lbs. 2,500 lbs. 16-1/2 8-3/8 9-1/4 18 16-3/4 288
PNL6600 6,600 lbs. 3,300 lbs. 20 10-1/4 11-1/4 22-1/4 20-5/8 485
Working Load Limit in lbs & *Maximum Sheet Length Due To Sag For Material Thickness For Single Magnet Use
Part No.1/4" (6')3/8" (8')1/2" (8')3/4" (8')1" (10')2" (10')3" (10')
PNL0250 180 250 250 250 250 250 250
PNL0800 270 500 615 800 800 800 800
PNL1600 CF CF 800 1600 1600 1600 1600
PNL2500 NA NA CF CF 1490 2500 2500
PNL5000 NA NA NA NA CF 2625 5000
PNL6600 NA NA NA NA NA NA 6000
Working Load Limit (WLL) Values for the PowerLift® Magnets are stated at 33% of the actual value. We recommend when lifting sheets over 8', use 2 or more lifts on a spreader bar to prevent sheet flexing, sagging or peel-off. Thin material is susceptible to magnetic bleed through, resulting in two sheets being lifted at once. Round WLL Values are based on ideal conditions. Consult the factory before specifying these magnets for use on round materials. *Max. sheet lengths are selected due to sag characteristics of specified sheet. The item to be lifted must cover the entire length and width of the magnetic poles to properly engage and release the part. CF = Consult Factory, NA = Not Applicable (Magnets will not turn "ON" with stated thicknesses.)
PowerLift Spare Parts
Type PNL0250 PNL0800 PNL1600 PNL2500 PNL5000 PNL6000
Handle PNL0250HDL PNL0800HDL PNL1600HDL PNL2500HDL PNL5000HDL -
Sticker 900256 900257 900258 900259 900260 -

Note: Never stand under load being lifted. Always use extra caution. Only use magnetic lifts on material that does not flex or bend. The surface of the lift, and the load being lifted, need to be clean and free of chips, oil, slag, dirt, etc. Lifting magnets must be centered on load. Not recommended for painted or finish coated surfaces.

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