Equipment Focus: Hydraulic Magnets

Equipment Focus: Hydraulic Magnets

Hydraulic-based generator systems come in two basic configurations: those with the hydraulic generator mounted on the base machine and those with the gen set attached to the magnet. This article focuses on the latter type, generically called hydraulic magnets. Although the vast majority of these magnets get installed on excavators, you can use these hydraulic systems wherever you’ve got hydraulic power and need a magnet, including on truck cranes, backhoes, skid-steers, rough-terrain forklifts, and wheel loaders. (more…)

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Equipment Spotlight APR 2015 Magnets

Equipment Spotlight APR 2015 Magnets

Last year, Moley Magnetics Inc. a manufacture of Scrap Yard magnets, Shears and Grapples in Lockport, NY was visiting a customer, Don Smith of Don Smith & Sons Excavating, who was excavating and screening a scrap yard in an effort to recover ferrous and non-ferrous material previously lost underground. At first glance it seemed obvious that Don was making a great financial impact through this effort. While working part time in just one season Don recovered 750 tons of Ferrous and 250 tons of non-ferrous material. This instantly seemed like an opportunity to help all scrap yards ROI by eliminating waste due to lost materials. (more…)

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Neodymium Magnets

Neodymium Magnets

Neodymium is not found naturally in its metallic form — it must be separated from lanthanide mixes. This element has incredibly strong magnetic properties, and is used to create the strongest rare earth magnets available by weight and volume. (more…)

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