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Industrial Magnetics


Permanent Ceramic Lift Magnets for Flat Steel Applications

IMI’s new BasicLift™ Magnet is a powerful, no frills permanent ceramic lift magnet perfect for basic, flat steel lifting, angle iron, square tube and other lifting applications. Featuring a lightweight and durable Stainless Steel design, the BasicLift has a full width cam to release the magnet from the steel surface and a tall lift lug for easy use with crane hooks and slings.

The BasicLift offers a good value for your dollar with strong lifting capacity and basic lifting features.

  • Full width cam release
  • Large lift lug
  • Lightweight Design
  • Durable Stainless Steel Casing
  • Heat resistant up to 300°F (148°C)
  • 2:1 Design Factor
  • Made In USA (USA M.A.D.E.™)


Basic Lift Magnets
Part No. BL0400 BL1000 BL1500
Working Load Limit 400 lbs. 1000 lbs. 1500 lbs.
Overall Ln. 7-1/2" 11" 14-1/2"
Overall 5-5/8" 5-5/8" 5-5/8"
Overall 5" 5" 5"
Magnet Ln. 3" 6-1/2" 10"
Magnet Wd. 4-1/2" 4-1/2" 4-1/2"
Magnet Ht. 1-5/8" 1-5/8" 1-5/8"
Weight 11 lbs. 17 lbs. 24 lbs.


Working Load Limit in lbs & *Maximum Sheet Length Due To Sag
For Material Thickness For Single Magnet Use
Part No. BL0400 BL1000 BL1500
3/16 Inch Thick (6 Feet Long) 375 725 875
1/4 Inch Thick (6 Feet Long) 400 800 1000
3/8 Inch Thick (8 Feet Long) 400 875 1400
1/2 Inch Thick (8 Feet Long) 400 975 1400
3/4 Inch Thick (8 Feet Long) 400 1000 1500
1 Inch Thick (10 Feet Long) 400 1000 1500
3 Inch Thick (10 Feet Long) 400 1000 1500

Working Load Limit (WLL) Values for the BasicLift™ Magnets are stated at 50% of the actual value. We recommend when lifting sheets over 8', use 2 or more lifts on a spreader bar to prevent sheet flexing, sagging or peel-off. Thin material is susceptible to magnetic bleed through, resulting in two sheets being lifted at once. Round WLL Values are based on ideal conditions. Consult the factory before specifying these magnets for use on round materials. *Max. sheet lengths are selected due to sag characteristics of specified sheet. The item to be lifted must cover the entire length and width of the magnetic poles and roller cam to properly engage and release the part.

Note: Never stand under load being lifted. Always use extra caution. Only use magnetic lifts on material that does not flex or bend. The surface of the lift, and the load being lifted, need to be clean and free of chips, oil, slag, dirt, etc. Lifting magnets must be centered on load. Not recommended for painted or finish coated surfaces.