Some magnets are simple, like the small, hand-held versions that hold paper clips or which affix photos, calendars and notes to metal. Magnets attached to mobile material handlers to lift metal are much more complicated. Following are answers to some of the most popular questions often asked about lifting magnets, power supply sources and electrical control systems.
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Selecting the magnet matched to maximize your crane's lifting capacity is critical to the safety, efficiency and productivity of your operation. Mark Volansky, Winkle Industries' Director of Sales, has answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Winkle Industries expands parts and support capabilities in Alliance Ohio; appoints Southeast sales manager
Ohio-based Winkle Industries has expanded into a new parts warehouse and service facility to support its nationwide dealers and their customers.
Winkle Industries, America’s innovation leader in engineered material handling solutions, has introduced a practical and enhanced means to protect lifting magnet power cables.
Winkle Industries recently introduced their complete line of OptiMag lifting magnets. According to President Joe Schatz, all Winkle magnets have been designed and manufactured to provide end-users with the lowest lift-to-weight ratio and for true 75 percent continuous operation.
Mr. Joe Schatz, President of Winkle Industries recently announced that they have become the exclusive North American Distributor for GTS generators and magnet controllers.
Winkle’s OptiMag “L-Series” lightweight lifting magnets for scrap recyclers now includes two model ranges; LDSA magnets, updated from the previous LSA standard, and a new ELDSA line, created specifically for smaller hydraulic scrap handling machines. Winkle says the new L-Series models were updated with the latest version of the company’s proprietary computer modelling software, and offer increased lifting capacity with lighter-weight magnets, as well as reduced costs through improved manufacturing and material efficiencies.
This re-engineered and enhanced line-up of scrap magnets is developed for use in tandem with all standard makes and models of scrap handling grapples. Updated with the latest version of Winkle’s proprietary computer modelling software, OptiMag G-Series grapple magnets now offer increased lifting capacity with less weight.
Winkle Industries has introduced a new line-up of deep field scrap magnets, developed with the latest version of the company’s computer modeling software. OptiMag “D-Series” lifting magnets for scrap recyclers bring engineering upgrades to two model ranges; the DSA deep-field aluminum scrap magnets and the EDSA extra-deep field aluminum scrap magnets. The new upgraded OptiMag models are designed to offer increased lifting capacity with lighter weight magnets.
Winkle Industries recently announced the completion of a 15,000 sq. ft. expansion to the company's existing 75,000 sq. ft. office and production plant in Alliance, Ohio. According to Winkle, the expansion adds much-needed warehousing space as well as a detached mobile equipment garage. Over the past several years, Winkle has been aggressively diversifying its range of products and services for customers in the recycling, steel and mill-related industries, with a significant increase in aftermarket support and mobile equipment services to complement its traditional engineering and manufacturing operations.
Winkle Industries has introduced an addition to its line of lifting magnets that, according to the company, will practically allow operators to combine a grapple and magnet on the fly. This new permanent tower is placed directly on top of a magnet. Winkle’s DSG, ELSA, LSA, DSA and EDSA magnets, as well as most other makes and models of scrap magnets, can be accommodated with either a welded or pinned-on Winkle tower.
“LSA”series scrap lifting magnets are deep field aluminum coil units that combine rugged fabricated construction with very high lift-to-weight ratios, and true 75 percent duty-cycle ratings. Units are designed to lift more material per cycle, while running cooler.
Winkle “LSA” Series lifting magnets are specifically designed to meet recyclers’ demands for maximizing productivity with lighter and more efficient material handling equipment. These deep field NES, ISS aluminum coil magnets combine rugged fabricated construction with very high lift-to-weight ratios, and true 75 percent duty-cycle ratings designed to keep pace with today’s faster cranes.