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What are the parts of a forklift
magnetic sweeper?

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Parts of a forklift magnetic sweeper: eyebolt, fork pocket, magnet, handle

Forklift magnetic sweeper magnet

Magnets for a push magnetic sweeper There is one large magnet on the bottom of a forklift magnetic sweeper. The magnet is not along the entire width of the forklift magnetic sweeper, it is generally placed in a central position within the casing. Therefore, the magnetic width and the width of the magnetic sweeper is always different.

Forklift magnetic sweeper casing

Fork pocket forklift magnetic sweeper casing The casing is either made from aluminium or stainless steel. These metals are both corrosion resistant which is beneficial to a magnetic sweeper due to its extended use outside.

The casing has two roles, the first being to hold the magnet in position, and the second to make only the bottom section of the magnetic sweeper magnetic. The casing does this by using non-magnetic materials which stop the magnetic field permeating the sides and top of the sweeper. This enables the magnetic sweeper to be used more accurately, as the magnetic force is focused downwards to pick up material from the floor.

Forklift magnetic sweeper fork pockets

Fork pocket with labelled fork pocket, fork tine, wingnut, and threaded bolt The fork pockets are the mounted brackets that the fork tines slide through. The standard distance between the midpoints of the brackets is 70cm (28″). They are attached to the bar with ½” (1.3cm) threaded bolts.

Different varieties of forklift magnetic sweepers have different methods of tightening to the fork tines; they can be either eyebolts or wing nuts.

Forklift magnetic sweeper handle

Forklift magnetic sweeper black handle The handle helps to place the magnet in the correct position on the fork tines.

Forklift magnetic sweeper release handle

Forklift magnetic sweeper release handle The release handle works by allowing the user to control the direction of the magnet’s magnetic path.

When the handle is pushed down, the magnets rotate away from their casing which stops their magnetic path. This makes the magnet unable to hold material. When the handle is pushed back up, the magnets turn back into position, allowing the surface to be magnetised again.