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Magnetism is the smartest way of handling ferrous loads. Armatech Associates undertakes ongoing research and development in the field of permanent electromagnets. We have continuously researched and developed Permanent - Electro Magnets for 25 years, the only technology that combines safety, strength, convenience and power savings.

Armatech “Crystal” brand introduces Electro Perm Magnetic (EPM) Lifters for heavy duty material and sheet metal handling. These can handle loads with extreme easiness in the minimum area. EPM lifters ensure high magnetic and safe performances and are not subject to internal wear or deformation resulting from moving internal parts.

EPM lifters are a breakthrough technology as compared to the conventional lifters. EPM Lifters are “COLD” devices, also they do not require a continuous electrical supply, except only for a few seconds – in activation and deactivation. So when in operation, electrical supply is not essential for lifting the required load and thereby eliminating risks associated with power failure.

These are efficient because they always operate from the top without compressing or deforming the load. Floor space is optimized as no empty areas are required around or in between the loads to get access for their pick up. No other solution can grant the same level of performances and practical use.

Electro permanent system is the ideal solution for steel structural works distribution and storage service centers, metalworking, ship buildings, surface treatment and for all modern industries interested in increasing the efficiency of production process.

Quad system technology Power and Safety to square

Quad system permanent electro circuit: the power of an electromagnet joined to the independence of the permanent magnet. The technology of the double magnet uses electrical power supply for a few seconds only - in activation “MAG” and deactivation “DEMAG” cycles.

Permanent safety

A Permanent electro system is intrinsically safe being not affected by any electrical power failure.

It does not require a battery backup system, reducing additional expenses and also ensuring energy and cost savings. The high energy coming from the permanent magnets keeps the load safely clamped with constant force for an indefinite period of time and it can be released only on the ground. Maximum safety level for the operator and for the machinery is always granted.

Easy to use and convenient

One single operator with a suspended wired remote control can perform all picking-up, lifting, handling and releasing operations. No other manpower is required near the load no other safety tools, belts, chains need to be managed and maintained.

Advantages versus the traditional electromagnetic technology

“Crystal” brand Electro Permanent Magnetic technology is a significant leap forward in comparison to the traditional electromagnetic lifters.


EPM lifter is a cold system due to the absence of heat generation inside the Magnets. The clamping force remains constant unlike traditional electromagnets that are affected by overheating of coils in constant use.

Energy Saving:

EPM lifter needs electric supply only for few seconds, during the MAG and DEMAG phases. Electrical consumption is 95% less compared to a traditional electromagnet.

Operational Costs:

The robust solid block construction of EPM lifter magnetic modules with no moving parts inside, no stress and no overheat in the magnet coils can grant a long reliability without specific maintenance. Expensive back up maintenance is also avoided.

Production Process:

EPM lifter does not leave residual magnetism in the load. So all problems caused normally by residual magnetism on welding or precision machining operations are eliminated.

Flux Concentration for Precise Lifting:

Quad system technology allows to short circuit magnetic flux within a very small depth making it possible to lift only one steel plate even when limited thicknesses are involved.

Load Stability and Compactness:

Traditional wooden spacers between loads are no more necessary. Load condition is more compact, less overall size and, with no deformation it is more stable during the transportation.

Tailored Solution:

EPM lifters are designed and built to be compact, light weight, powerful and reliable. The vast array of standard models provides various characteristic of polar geometry and magnetic strength to achieve the correct performance with relation to the load type to be handled (plates, sheets, blocks, slabs, profiles, coils, billet bars, etc…)


• Can combine single units to lift medium to long loads of billet bars, sheet metals, I beams, pipes, cylinders and other solid and rigid loads.

• Single control system for multiple lifters and controller can be integrated with overhead crane.

• Can be used with mobile cranes.