Industrial Magnetics, Inc.®

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.

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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