Officials at Ohio Magnetics, Inc. (of Maple Heights, Ohio) and Cableform, Inc. (of Troy, Virginia) have announced a business alliance to introduce the Optimizer Magnet Controller Series of products to the United States and Canada. Ohio Magnetics, Inc. is a subsidiary of HBD Industries, Inc. (Dublin, OH), one of the largest industrial product suppliers in the US.
“Unlike other magnet controllers on the market, the Optimizer allows the customer to control the overall electro-lifting magnet’s operation by adjusting the electric current and current duration times for all operating modes of the magnet, maximizing its performance and production, and extending its service life,” says John Wohlgemuth, general manager of Ohio Magnetics.
Customers using the advanced solid-state IGBT magnet control technology will benefit from an infinitely variable current controller for all lifting magnets. When using the machine, a target current is set so the lifting magnet operates at the lowest possible temperature which provides: improved magnet productivity, improved lifting capacity, reduced power consumption, reduced risk of damage from voltage spikes, reduced drop time, reduced cleaning time, fewer magnet change-outs and more.
The series can retrofit and modernize all lifting magnets. The new series is available in three models: M350, M200 and M100. Each Optimizer model is available for all standard operator control voltages and ships complete, ready to run in a NEMA 12 enclosure. The compact design of the M100 easily installs on mobile cranes and hoists. Models offer many standard features plus valuable options, including: LCD Operator Display, RS485 communications, multiple magnet operation/selection and more.