Adhesive from just 2 millimeters
The Alfra lifting magnet TML 1000 is strong and flexible at the same time
What do a compact car, a giraffe and 20 meters of railway track have in common? They are all heavy weights, because each of them is weighing about a ton. Metalworkers on construction sites, in shipyards or in industrial companies have to face the challenge to lift similar heavy metal sheets and panels every day. But there’s good news: If these loads are magnetic, the task is manageable. The Alfra lifting magnet TML 1000 is transporting flat materials up to 1000 kg securely from A to B. And due to the fact that the high performance magnet is a member of the TML-family, there are further skills…
Compact and one-handed operable
The measurements of the TML 1000 are self-evident: With a length of 470 millimeters (with locked lever), a width of 154 millimeters and a height of 338 millimeters (with open lever), the magnet is applicable for a wide range of scenarios – due to the low tare weight of only 18 kilogram along with a load bearing capacity up to 1000 kilogram. That makes a difference of nearly 70 percent, compared to conventional magnets with an assimilable performance.
Thereby Alfra is guaranteeing a 3:1 safety margin – which means, the actual tearing force is about 3,8 tons. „Our customers workflow is a very important aspect, when we’re developing new products”, so product manager Christian Schulz. That’s why the magnet is one-handed operable. „By this means, you can transport an H-beam without turning it over before”, he’s explaining. The reason: the lever is fixed in a way to the magnet, which allows the user to activate the tool right between the flanges of the H-beam – an advantage when it comes to protect the coating against scratches, too. Because of the ergonomic design of the lever it can be flipped effortlessly to unfold the full power of the TML 1000.
„Thin Material Lifting“ makes a difference
The load-bearing-capacity up to 1000 kilogram is qualifying the magnet as a suitable tool for a large variety of applications, for example to lift loads in a 90 degree angle. Actually the TML 1000 is showing its true strength, when things are getting more filigree. The magnet is moving thin-walled materials starting from a thickness of only 2 millimeters. „This unique selling feature matters for the metal working sector, such as control cabinet engineering“, says Schulz.
Customers, who are investing in a high-end-product like the TML 1000, make a point of a long service life of their tool. Guaranteed is this, amongst other topics, because of the resistant magnet surface made of hardened steel. The main principle: Titanium- and Nitrogene-atoms are combining to a PVD coating, making the surface extremely sturdy.
The material properties and the biochemical functions are not changed by the process. For the customer this means concretely: the surface is less phrone for scratches. The user is saving effort and time, because the magnet surface doesn’t have to be reground, to secure the performance of the magnet in the long term.
Flexible power pack
As a solution for heavy loads, the TML 1000 is not only a powerful tool – furthermore it is very flexible. Due to the pivotable and 360° rotable load swifel, even bulky components can be transported and dropped exactly. For example, if the magnet is applied along with a crane: This means, because of the rotably mounted load swifel, the user can fix the load with the rope and place it strictly framed.
Another typical application is the levelling of steel sheets. For this purpose the metal worker is usually using a U-bar, which has to be welded on the sheet. By means of a hammer, the user is driving a wedge through the U-bar, until the sheets are leveled at exactly the same height. After this process, the U-bar has to be removed again. A magnet is getting the job done quicker and easier, because there’s only one step necessary to attain the requested result. The user benefits from the highly time-effective alternative.
A special application-profile is requiring a special measure. That’s why customers are sometimes individualizing the TML 1000 for a certain task. „Very often this is about leveling metal parts“, remarks Christian Schulz. These modifications are possible, because there’s an option to screw the magnet with other constructions.
Conclusion: The TML 1000 is a reliable and versatile helper for users who have to move heavy metal sheets and – parts in their business every day. It’s transporting and adjusting loads up to 1000 kilograms – showing an excellent performance from a material thickness of 2 millimeters.
Alfra manufactures and distributes electrical devices and tools for punching and drilling – suitable for use on materials of a thickness from 0,8 mm to 100 mm. You are looking for a strong partner to assist You with Your tasks in metal engineering, control cabinet engineering, sawing – and deburring-technology, or for the lifting and adjusting of heavy loads? Convince yourself of our products, developed in the capital of motorsports. Hockenheim is one of two locations, where we are producing quality "made in Germany". Our engine: team performances for our customers. The fuel: Passion. That’s why our distribution network is taking care that Alfra products are making users in more than 120 countries happy. Measure us by our own standard:
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