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Ergonomic, Magnetic "Lift-Assist" Systems from IMI Increase Productivity by up to 400%

For Immediate Release: Posted On 3/4/2010 By Industrial Magnetics, Inc.

Ergonomic, Magnetic "Lift-Assist" Systems from IMI Increase Productivity by up to 400%Industrial Magnetics, Inc.’s (IMI) Automation Group, which designs and manufactures magnetic material handling products, has published several “Custom Solution Profile” case studies on their website which utilize magnets and operator-assisted lifting devices in challenging applications involving lifting, moving and changing orientation of steel parts and plates.

Applications covered include maneuvering heavy, odd- shaped steel parts or plates in and out of press brakes, painting lines, welding cells and assembly & packaging stations. “When utilizing a magnet in conjunction with operator assisted lift technology, such as a Gorbel™ lift, our customers have realized a significant reduction in the risk of operator injury and often a dramatic increase in the speed and efficiency of the lifting operation”, states Dennis O’Leary, IMI’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “We have a customer who realized an astounding 400% increase in their daily production rate”.

The “Automation Custom Solution Profiles” #001, #002, #005, #006 and #012 can be downloaded from the company’s online “Media Center” (registration required) at, under “Technical Documentation”, or by emailing a request for hard copies to:

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