By far the most efficient and seamless way to lift steel coil is with Permanent-Electro Lifting Magnets.
Permanent-Electro lifters use a small amount of power to activate or de-activate high energy permanent magnet elements. This means that the load is held and cannot be dropped until positive deactivation—and only once the load is at rest. It also means that expensive battery back-up systems which also add maintenance requirements, are a thing of the past.
Coils can easily be lifted with the coil-eye in either vertical or horizontal orientation and from below the hook or mounted within automated systems.
Serpent & Dove—Applied Magnetics in Australia offers all of the Tecnomagnete magnetic lifting products—not only for steel coils but also for plate, billets, rod, bar, beams and tubes.