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How to Properly Maintain Permanent Lifting Magnets?

Posted on April 25, 2017

Armstrong Lifting Magnets NL-B series Armstrong Lifting Magnets NL-B series

When you receive your lifting magnets from us, you should find their operational manuals with a maintenance section inside the packages. It is important to read and understand the content in this section, in addition to ASME B30.20. Close-Proximity-Operated Magnets Maintenance. A qualified person or team should put out a preventive maintenance program, and management should review, approve, enforce and periodically monitor such program.

If parts are impaired, replacements must be put in place immediately and their qualities must be comparable to the original specifications. At Armstrong, we provide recertification services and replacement for naturally wearing parts. Contact us for more information and pricing. However, if you decide to make your own replacement or modification, Armstrong’s Limited Lifetime Warranty (NL-B series) would immediately terminate.

A few things must be followed strictly before any adjustment and repairs on a lifting magnet:

  • Follow your company’s Lock-Out-Tag-Out procedures on all sources of magnet power.
  • Make sure that the magnet required for repair is labelled clearly as defective or damaged.
  • The label cannot be removed or the magnet cannot be returned to work until it is repaired and reinstalled by qualified personnel, examined and tested – refer to the corresponding sections in ASME B30.20 for more instructions.
  • Make detailed record including repairmen date, who performed such task, what parts were examined and failed, and what changes have been done. In general, record down all necessary information to be transferred to the next operator and the next personnel who need to make necessary modifications.
  • The lifting magnets cannot be resumed to work if they are not perfectly corrected.
It is the end-users’ responsibility that the above precautions are carried out carefully. Any ignorance may lead to personal injury and/or equipment damages. If there’s any uncertainty, stop your operation immediately and contact us.