Maintaining and Extending the Lifespan of Your Scrap Magnets

Alliance, Ohio

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At Winkle Industries, we understand the pivotal role scrap magnets play in industrial settings, particularly in scrapyards and metal recycling businesses. To ensure optimal performance and longevity of your investment, proper maintenance is crucial. In this blog post, we'll guide you through essential tips on maintaining and extending the lifespan of your scrap magnets, helping you get the most out of your equipment.


Understanding the Importance of Maintenance:

Regular maintenance not only enhances the performance of your scrap magnets but also prevents downtime, reduces repair costs, and extends the overall lifespan of the equipment. Let's delve into some key maintenance practices to keep your scrap magnets in top condition.


Inspection and Cleaning:

Conduct regular inspections of your scrap magnets to identify any signs of wear, damage, or debris buildup. Clean the magnet surfaces to ensure optimal contact with materials. Winkle Industries offers scrap magnets designed for easy cleaning, facilitating efficient maintenance.



Proper lubrication is essential for the moving parts of your scrap magnets. Regularly check and lubricate bearings, joints, and other components to minimize friction and reduce wear. This simple step can significantly extend the lifespan of your equipment.


Electrical Components Check:

For electric scrap magnets, inspect the electrical components regularly. Ensure that connections are secure, and there are no signs of damage or corrosion. Winkle Industries' scrap magnets are built with durable electrical components, but routine checks are essential for optimal performance.


Adjustment of Controls:

Periodically review and adjust the controls to ensure they are calibrated correctly. This ensures precise and efficient operation, preventing unnecessary strain on the magnet and its components.


Environmental Considerations:

Be mindful of the operating environment. If your scrap magnets are exposed to harsh conditions, consider additional protective measures, such as covers or enclosures. Winkle Industries' magnets are designed to withstand challenging environments, but extra precautions can enhance their durability.


Training and Education:

Ensure that your operators are well-trained in the proper use and care of scrap magnets. Educate them on the importance of following maintenance schedules and reporting any issues promptly. Well-informed operators contribute significantly to the longevity of your equipment.


Why Choose Winkle Industries:

Winkle Industries is a leading manufacturer of magnetic and mechanical lifting equipment, including a comprehensive range of scrap magnets. When you choose our products, you benefit from:

  • Quality Construction: Our scrap magnets are built with high-quality materials to withstand the rigors of industrial environments.
  • Innovation: We continually invest in research and development to bring you cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of the industry.
  • Customization: Tailor your scrap magnet to your specific requirements with our customizable options.

Proper maintenance is the key to ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your scrap magnets. Trust Winkle Industries for reliable and durable magnetic and mechanical lifting equipment. Visit our website at for more information on our range of scrap magnets and other industry-leading products. With Winkle Industries, you're not just buying equipment; you're investing in the success and longevity of your industrial operations.


The Winkle team is always out and about. Browse our list of events below to find one near you!

  • Houston, Texas

    Breakbulk Americas 2024

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

    CARI/ACIR - 2023

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

    ISRI Gulf Coast Region - Summer Convention & Expo

  • Louiseville, Kentucky

    ScrapExpo 2022

  • Mobile, Alabama

    2022 ISRI-Southeast Fall Convention

  • Victoriaville, Québec

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  • New Orleans, Louisiana

    WasteExpo - 2023

  • Drummondville, Québec

    APMLQ - 2023

  • Detroit, Michigan

    AISTech - 2023

  • Houston, Texas

    Breakbulk Americas 2023

  • Austin, Texas

    ISRI Gulf Coast Region Summer Convention & Expo

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  • Scottsdale, Arizona

    2024 NRC-REMSA Annual Exhibition

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    AED SUMMIT 2024

  • Ohio, USA

    Maximizing Value: The Benefits of Lifting Scrap Magnet Repair

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    ISRI2024 Convention

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  • Columbus, Ohio

    AISTech 2024

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    CARI's 2022 annual convention