Whenever workers bend, cut, or shape raw metals into workable shapes, there are risks involved and any tools and equipment for limiting liability are worth the investment. At Walker Magnetics, we manufacture industrial-strength magnets for the metal fabrication industry that help to increase efficiency and safety. Our heavy-duty magnets can move metals of all shapes and sizes with speed and precision.
Metal fabricators worldwide use Walker Magnetics products for transporting materials, workholding applications, and demagnetizing finished goods. For facilities large or small, we design and manufacture industrial magnets engineered to boost efficiency, reduce loss, and improve safety. We create entire magnetized units based on fabrication demands and specifications, custom-produced to fit within unique work areas.
Magnets for Metal Fabrication – Workholding
We design and produce custom chucks for all manner of workholding applications. Walker Magnetics chucks are used around the globe for grinding, milling, EDM, turning, and a range of other fabrication uses. We also design chuck controls. Our options include:
- Grinding chucks: These chucks are ideal for grinding and EDM applications.
- Rotary chucks: Rotary tables demand quality magnetic rotary chucks.
- Milling chucks: We produce magnets for milling operations of all sizes.
When it comes to electromagnetic chucks, Walker Magnetics knows them better than anyone. Our founder, Oakley S. Walker, invented them.
Fabrication shops that move metals with chains, pulleys, and other systems lose valuable production time and increase the risk of injury. Magnets reduce the workforce needed to move a sheet of metal down to a single laborer. Using a Walker Magnetics magnet, limited staff can move large and oddly shaped materials and goods with speed and accuracy. We also offer products for demagnetizing parts and tools.
Demagnetize tools in the tool room and finished products before they leave the shop with a demagnetizer from Walker Magnetics. Options include:
- Aperture type: Objects passing through aperture-type demagnetizers lose magnetization quickly.
- Plate type: Tools and parts are demagnetized by passing them across this magnet’s flat surface.
Magnets for Metal Fabrication – Lifting
Permanent Lift Magnets
Upgrade a shop with a built-in magnet for moving raw materials or finished products. These magnets allow employees to move large pieces of metal with pinpoint accuracy for fabrication or warehousing:
- Neo Series: Move heavy, flat, or round objects around a facility quickly with a custom-designed Neo Series permanent lift magnet.
- Neo-HV Series: The Neo-HV is designed to lift flat pieces of metal from a horizontal to a vertical position, easing the fabrication process.
CER Series Electromagnetic Lifting Magnets
- CER Series: Circular electromagnetic lifting magnets are excellent for moving steel plates, components, castings, and loose metal components within specification. Our CER lifting magnets are available in diameters ranging from 5.125″ to 20″ with weight ratings up to 10,500 lbs. Speak to a representative about which CER electromagnet is the best fit.
Battery-powered magnets offer substantial lifting capabilities without a power source or cords. These magnets are made for moving flat or round materials using mobile, self-contained units built for rugged use:
- BUX BM² Series: For moving flat steel components up to 11,000 lbs, BM² Series magnets offer superior value. These magnets are ideal around machine tables or for raw materials and come equipped with a remote.
- BUX BP² Series: This portable magnet is made to grab hold of pipe, tube, and other shaped metals. BP² Series magnets are capable of lifting tubing weighing up to 3,300 lbs and plates up to 5,500 lbs.
Contact Walker Magnetics for Metal Fabrication Magnets
Increase shop efficiency with industrial magnets while improving safety and protecting the finished product. Walker Magnetics is a global leader in the design and manufacture of magnets for industrial applications. To speak to an associate about magnets for metal fabrication, send us a message using our secure online form or call 1-800-WMAGNET.