SERPENT and Dove has released Mag-Frame, a system for lifting and transporting sheet steel less than 6mm thick.
Mag-Frame uses a series of strong, shallow-field, multi-pole magnet elements of both neodymium (rare earth) and ferrite materials to lift and carry one sheet at a time. A cam and lever system allows the sheet to be peeled for discharge at will. The hand-operated discharge lever has a fail-safe locking mechanism for safety. Mag-Frame can be used with forklifts, cranes or hoists and provides a three to one safety factor.