Lifting magnets are often used in some metal processing and large machinery manufacturing companies for lifting, loading, unloading, and transportation operations. At present, common lifting magnets include lifting electromagnets, lifting electro-permanent magnets, and permanent magnets. Regardless of the type, some operating rules related to lifting magnets must be observed. So in this article, let’s take a look at some precautions for using lifting magnets.
1. Before using any lifting magnet, be sure to read and understand all the safety instructions in the manual provided by the manufacturer. If not handled properly, they can pose potential dangers to workers.
2. Any material that may be affected by the magnet should be placed outside the operating area. These mainly include nickel, iron, cobalt, etc., as well as some naturally occurring minerals (such as iron ore) and some rare earth metal alloys.
3. In the process of using lifting magnets, common injuries include fingers being pinched or crushed. Wearing protective gloves can ensure the safety of the operator to a large extent.
4. In the process of using the lifting magnet, the two magnets may accidentally collide, causing the magnet to crack and break. Magnet fragments may injure the operator’s eyes, so it is important to wear eye protection.
5. Place a reminder sign next to the area where the lifting magnet is used to remind workers working near the magnet.
6. Do not stand under any magnetic lifter carrying heavy objects, because the falling load may hit people and cause casualties, so it is best practice to keep a safe distance.
7. In addition, it is recommended not to place any electronic equipment on-site to avoid serious data loss. Because strong magnets can cause the data in the magnetic storage devices (including floppy disk drives, hard drives, flash drives, etc.) on the computer to disappear or destroy.
Thank you for reading our article and we hope it can help you to have a better understanding of the precautions for using lifting magnets. If you want to learn more about magnets, we would like to advise you to visit Stanford Magnets for more information.