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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

New Safety Cages for Magnetic Material Handling Applications

Industrial Magnetics, inc. is now offering custom safety cages as an option when designing magnetic lifting and positioning solutions for their customers’ automated, robotic or manual material handling applications. 

“This is a very natural product extension for us in the automated material handling industry” says Dennis O’Leary, Director of Sales & Marketing.  “After all, the reason many customers are choosing magnets for their material handling application in the first place is often a preventative safety issue.  Not only do we want to protect the worker from injury by using magnets to automate the lifting, flipping or rotating of large, heavy metal objects, but we want to keep them safe while the object is being manipulated into a new position.”

The photo above depicts a safety cage that was built around a magnetic handling operation that lifted and inverted a 125lb., 2’ x 4’ piece of sheet metal from a burn table to a press break and then rotated and stacked it for further assembly. 

For more information on custom Safety Cages for Magnetic Material Handling Operations, please contact IMI’s Automation Group at 888/582-0823 or by email at

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