BILLET/Rail Handling Material Handling Magnets
JOFOV provides heavy steel mill duty magnets for handling hot or cold, billets, slabs, and rail. JOFOV billet and rail handling magnets are available in a wide range of sizes to accommodate your application. Because the majority of our magnets are welded, fabricated designs, we can customize the size as well as many optional features.
There are two basic magnetic circuits that we use in the designing and building of these magnets; The well recognized “GRABBER” three-pole design and the “BI-POLAR” two-pole design.
The Grabber magnet was developed to help mills that were having difficulty lifting full layers of billets due to the air gaps between the magnet’s face and the billets. These gaps are not unusual in normal steel mill production and it was time-consuming to make return trips to retrieve bent billets that were not lifted the first time. JOFOV engineers designed billet magnets with very high penetrating power that are able to “snap-up” the bent billets, making full, dynamic lifts.
The Grabber magnet is most efficient for ambient temperature billet handling, but can easily be supplied with JOFOV ’s Heatmaster features for handling billets at elevated temperatures.
The Bi-polar design has all of the high powered penetrating ability of the Grabber style lifting magnets but has proven to have superior heat resistant capabilities due to the location and attitude of the coil. These magnets are generally taller and heavier than the equivalent capacity Grabber style magnet, but these features contribute to the advantages that these magnets have for higher temperature steel handling.
Magnet Rotator is designed to significantly increase your production by allowing the operator to rotate the load, particularly useful when handling longer items like railroad rail, beam, pipe, etc. This unit makes stacking much more efficient and compact, taking less room in your yard. Meanwhile, trucks can be unloaded and loaded much more efficiently.
Model Magnet Rotator custom-design configurations include:
360º continuous rotation, using a heavy-duty bearing – our rotators are designed for the specific carrier they are mounted to, providing long life with minimal maintenance requirements
Heavy duty electrical swivel, fully encased in a cylindrical housing with easy access
The electrical line is protected between the bottom plate and magnet
Designed to accommodate most makes and models of magnets