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Are you serious about safety?

Are you serious about safety? We are. So we’ve developed a range of high-quality magnetic solutions designed to hold your cables and power cords up off the floor. These magnets are an effective and inexpensive way to not only prevent trip hazards but also tidy up your work areas! The range includes the MSA FRAS Cable-Mate, Standard Cable-Mate, Cable-Buddy, and Powr-Safe Lead Holder Magnets.

 

The tools are easy to use. Each of the magnetic lead holders features a high-strength rare earth magnet which will hold to any flat magnetic steel surface. Simply attach the magnet to the magnetic surface and redirect the cable through the tool.

 

SAFETY ADVANTAGES:

  • Keeps floor spaces and/or work areas tidy
  • Provides a safer working area
  • Assists in meeting WHS obligations
  • Greatly reduces the risk of slips, trips, falls, and injury
  • Reduces the risk of electrocution by holding cables up and out of wet areas

 

COST BENEFITS:

Protects cables/hoses from machine & foot traffic, resulting in a return on investment by ensuring:

  • Less wear/damage
  • Longer lifespan of cables
  • Reduced maintenance costs in repairing/replacing damaged cables

 

PRODUCTIVITY ADVANTAGES:

  • Fast, no-fuss rerouting of cables (time-saving)
  • Ability to organise and store cables in a safe practical location
  • Although strong, they are easy to remove and place elsewhere
  • Holds cables out of the working area, providing ease of working.

 

So if you’re as serious about workplace safety as we are, 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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