Battery Lifting Magnets

The MPI Battery Lifting Magnet (BM), complete with remote control, is an ideal tool for handling situations where it is difficult to manually operate a lifting device. The magnetic lifter remote control operates up to 33 feet away.

The versatility of the battery-powered lifting magnet makes it an essential workshop tool for steel stockist receiving and shipping areas, and accessories of transportation cranes, burning tables, machine tools, and/or sawing applications.

The BM model series manages loads from 2,976 lbs. to 11,023 lbs. which make the lifters capable of handling big format steel sheets, heavy blocks, various flame cuts, machine components, smooth castings or forgings.

All BM battery-powered lifting magnets offer the highest level of safety. The synoptic display with battery level LED indicator features shutdown blocking during the lifting process (lifting eye sensor) plus audible and visual warning signals to indicate a low battery level. A user engages the lifter by the controls on the magnet body or the IR remote control from up to 33’ away.

All battery-powered magnetic lifters are self-contained with a battery capacity of at least eight hours of operation (with 50% duty cycle). MPI’s BM series feature Variable Force and Tip-Off functions. This serves as a universal tool for handling various steel plates – thinner or thicker, single or multiple at once with subsequent dropping. Controllable force is convenient for picking up thin metal sheet from metal supports such as machine tables, pallets, benches etc.

  • Safety Display Indicator – compact LED display with battery status indicator provides audio and visual warning of low battery level
  • The magnet will not activate once the battery voltage drops below the safety level lifting
  • 2:1 Safety Factor – every magnetic lifter is individually tested to meet load specifications and the results are recorded by serial number
  • Universal steel lifting eye with safety bail sensor makes it impossible to disengage magnet during lifting
  • Adjustable/controllable force function – variable force adjusts holding force when handling a particular quantity of sheet-metals from a stack
  • Tip-Off for gradual slackening portion of the load, e.g. thin sheet metal products such as sheeting
  • Battery magnetic lifter for flat loads only
  • Simple operation powered by built-in 12V battery includes a battery charger, battery and remote
  • Additional remote control manipulation – IR remote controller operates from up to 33’ to handle loads with poor accessibility to stay clear of dangerous situations
  • Manufactured in Europe to the highest quality standards
  • Battery lifters have a one year warranty on the magnetic system
  • Meets all the requirements of ANSI/ASME B30.20 (safety standard)
  • Air Gap Test – tear-off test is conducted with an air gap that simulates real operating conditions – true capacity


How Battery Lifting Magnets Work:

Our Battery Magnet (BM) is a series of lifting magnets with a built-in battery power supply and high lifting capacities. The magnet is conformable with a safety factor of 2:1. That means it can carry more than double its maximum allowed lifting capacity in the tear-away test.

Power is provided by a 12V built-in battery allowing up to eight hours of operating time at 50% duty cycle also included is a remote control allowing safe operation up to 33′ away. There is a safety switch under the lifting eye to prevent switching off during lifting.

It is not possible to activate the magnet once the battery voltage drops below the safety level. Additionally, low battery is indicated by visual and audible alarms.