Winkle Launches Optimag® Brand For All Its Magnets
Joe Schatz, President of Winkle Industries recently introduced the complete line of OptiMag® lifting magnets. Schatz noted that all Winkle magnets have been designed and manufactured to provide end-users with the lowest lift-to-weight ratio and for true 75% continuous operation. “Winkle OptiMag magnets can achieve as much as 14% weight savings over competitive models and come complete with heavy duty mechanical features and are offered in cast as well as fabricated steel cases equipped with high impact resistant manganese steel bottom plates.”
Winkle Engineers have created a complete line-up of circular OptiMag® magnets for the scrap, reclamation and railroad industries from 24 to 96” in diameter and include grapple and drop ball magnets. The industry’s most extensive range allows end-users to choose the model and size best suited to maximize the productivity of their material handler. Schatz also noted that rectangular and custom sizes would be available.
The standard watertight designs feature deep and extra-deep field aluminum and copper wound coils constructed using Class H insulations and shock-resistant high dielectric compounds.
Winkle’s approach to the mill applications meant that it too had to be designed for optimum productivity. The complete line of OptiMag® Mill Magnets with either copper or aluminum wound coils include: circular, rectangular, bi-polar and coil handling designs for all mill-duty applications.
Additionally, Winkle offers their OptiMag® Mill Magnets in custom sizes and are available with custom voltages and customer specified requests.
“When you see the OptiMag® symbol on a magnet”, said Schatz, “it means it has been optimized to deliver what end-users have been looking for – enhanced magnet performance, maximized crane utilization and increased productivity.”
About Winkle Industries
Winkle Industries is a worldwide leader in engineered solutions for users of mill-duty material handling equipment. Winkle’s ISO 9001:2008 facilities provide end-to-end design, manufacture, service and aftermarket parts support for above-the-hook electrical and mechanical crane products, below-the-hook magnetic and mechanical lifting devices and on-the-ground material handling equipment. Winkle’s experience and resources are “raising customer expectations” on a wide range of needs, from innovative product design to customer process improvement.