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For The Ultimate Protection Of Tyres From Punctures!

The MSA Magnetic Brooms & Sweepers are the ideal solution for safe, fast, and easy collection of swarf!

Magnetic swarf is a problem that most of us experience. Not only is it a mess on your factory floor, but it can also cause a lot of harm. Objects can get into product lines, puncture tyres, and even injure personnel. MSA provides a large range of magnetic broom solutions – from light brooms for general use to heavy-duty sweepers for large-scale operations.

MAGNETIC FORKLIFT SWEEPERS

MSA Magnetic Forklift Sweepers are powerful, permanent magnets ideal for the removal of sharp iron objects from roads, parking areas, loading docks, and other important traffic areas – greatly reducing the risks of costly damage to tyres and injuries by nails, scrap iron particles, staples, etc.

  • Sizes include 36″ and 72″
  • Recommended sweeping height: 2 inches
  • Max. recommended operating speed: 8km/h

 

To remove collected fragments, simply pull the handle on the top of the sweeper and metal fragments will drop off.

MAGNETIC SUPER SWEEPERS

Cleans in an instant – a real industry favourite!

The Super Sweeper is the quick and easy option for removing metal pieces such as nuts, bolts, rivet ends, screws, drillings, and swarf from workshop and factory floors.

  • Adjustable sweeping height of 19mm-44mm
  • Release the handle for easy removal of debris – simply pull the release handle for cleaning and the metal drop-offs.
  • Adjustable handle extends from 63cm-102cm
  • 18cm wheels
So if you are sick of tyre punctures, you can learn more or purchase these magnets here…or you can contact our friendly team here if you have any questions.

Are you aware there are deep field and shallow field Lifting Magnets available?

Deep field (Passive Shunting) Lifting Magnets have been used for many decades in Australia. In the last ten years shallow field (Active Shunting) Lifting Magnets have been gaining in Popularity.

To understand why we need to look at the differences and what that means in the workplace.

Deep field magnets are generally durable robust pieces of equipment, but many people are not aware that they will only lift their advertised capacity at the depth of their magnetic field.

This depth varies between sizes. An average PML 500kg magnet has a 40mm deep field. This means it is only rated to lift 500kg if the material you are handling is 40mm thick. If the material is 20mm thick this 500kg magnet is rated to lift 350kg.  A 1-tonne deep field magnet typically has a 60mm deep field, so on 20mm material thickness, it is rated to lift 350kg which is the same as a PML 500kg magnet.

A shallow field magnet rated to lift 400kg has a 12.7mm deep field so it can lift 400kg of 12.7mm material. When you are handling 20mm plate it is still rated to lift 400kg.

Interestingly, most deep field magnets are not rated to lift material less than 10mm thick while many shallow field magnets are rated on material as thin as 0.5mm thick.

So, what that means in the workplace when you are using deep field magnets, is there is more potential to mismatch the magnet to the load.

A mismatch like using a 1-tonne PML with a 60mm field to lift 15mm plate will result in the lever being very hard to actuate and very hard to turn off. The lever will be very forceful on release resulting in a risk of wrist injuries.

Furthermore, a calculation is required by the operator to ensure the magnet is rated to lift the material at the given thickness.

Using a shallow field magnet on material from 0.5mm to 25mm thick will ensure that the levers actuate in a gentle manner, reducing potential wrist injuries while reducing the risk of operator error due to misunderstanding their magnets capacity on various thickness’s.

At MSA we supply both types and are looking forward to offering advice on which type suits your requirements.

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