By far the best and safest method for lifting steel billets is the Tecnomagnete BL Series Electro-Permanent Magnetic system.
Other mechanical billet handling systems experience difficulties gripping a layer of billets, instability during travel and at the moment of release.
The BL series system provides a safe and speedy method of engaging a layer of billets from above with highest clamping force and without the damage often inflicted on the steel by chains and slings. It also means that spacers are not required between billets or layers.
Importantly, a single operator is able to complete the entire operation of load engagement, lifting, traversing and depositing the load safely whilst positioned away from the load.
BL Systems are available in several configurations, optimized for different fields of application:
Storage in warehouses/stores
Loading and unloading of trucks, ships, rail cars
Handling in steel mills and foundries (with temperatures up to 600 °C).