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Magnetic Sweepers

Use a magnetic sweeper to pick up metal debris – quickly, easily, and safely. Let us help you find the ideal one.

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Application Driven Design

It's at The Heart of What We Do

We’re doing our best to make sure the perfect magnet exists for your application.

Application driven design is at the heart of what we do. Yes power and pickup strength is always important, so is durability, weight and cost. All of these are weighed to ultimately deliver the best performing magnetic sweeper given the intended application.

Designing a product for a specific application may seem like a simple concept, yet it is hard to execute, requiring extensive market research usually working with a few particular customers who really need the product and ultimately requiring more types of magnetic sweepers for you the customer to choose from.

This is why the competition continues to offer more generic sweepers that don’t perform well in many applications.

Add on Magnetic Sweeper Accessories

Add an accessory to your magnetic sweeper and make using it even faster and easier.

Made out of quality materials, our accessories not only look good they help you get the job done.

Types of Magnetic Sweepers at Bluestreak

These sweepers have no wheels and are light and small, making them comfortable to handle and easy to transport and maneuver in tight, compact spaces. In spite of their small size, they are highly effective because they can get very close to any metal debris.

These sweepers mount to the forks of forklifts, allowing you to clean up metal debris before you run over it. In addition, they allow you to clean the magnet off easily over a dumpster or disposal bin by lifting the magnet over the bin with the forklift.

These sweepers have wheels, which make them more comfortable to use in extended sweeping operations. With wheels carrying the weight, they also have bigger magnets with more pickup power and larger widths to cover more ground quickly. Bluestreak also offers a number of magnetic sweepers with release.

Similar to snow plow attachments, these sweepers allow you to clean up metal debris that could damage tires before you run over it. They can stay mounted and be used when performing other duties, and they are a great choice where debris is heavy and will definitely cause flat tires.

These sweepers are designed to attach to existing vehicles and other equipment, allowing you to clean up metal debris while you do your normal work activities. They offer great value since you are only paying for a big magnet–no handles, wheels, or frame components.

These sweepers are designed to continually clean off and deposit collected materials into a removable debris tray as they move forward, allowing them to operate at 100% strength at all times. The on-board debris bins facilitate easy disposal.

These sweepers mount to the back end of forklifts, allowing you to clean up metal debris while you work without interfering with maneuverability during normal forklift operations.

These trailer type sweepers are convenient because they easily attach to the back of almost any vehicle with various hitch types and options. They also generally have bigger magnets because weight is not an issue, resulting in more pickup strength and greater operating speeds. They come in greater widths to cover larger areas more quickly, and are available in heavy duty magnetic sweeper configurations.

How To Pick a Magnetic Sweeper

There are many factors to consider when choosing a magnetic sweeper. Below, we discuss three of the most important considerations to keep in mind. 

Application

In most cases, the ideal magnetic sweeper depends on the intended application. Among other factors, the amount of space or area that needs to be swept, the type of surface (whether flat or all terrain), as well as type and amount of debris in the application area influence which type of sweeper is most appropriate. For example, handheld sweepers are lightweight, compact, and easy-to-handle, all of which makes them ideal for use in and around confined or tight spaces. On the other hand, push-type sweepers have wheels, come in wider widths, and generally house more powerful magnetic components, which makes them more suitable for cleaning larger areas. Both can be outfitted with a magnetic sweeper release feature.

Sweeper Features

Magnetic sweepers come with different feature configurations to suit different applications. One of the most important design considerations is the terrain the magnet will be used on. Regardless of type, if the magnet will be used in all terrain, off road type conditions such as dirt, gravel and grass, the magnet must have features for these types of terrain. Similarly, a magnet used for flat surfaces such as concrete and asphalt must have features for this terrain. For example, a rolling magnetic sweeper like the Bora that is designed for flat surfaces only has three wheel-height settings, no angled nose, and no “wrap around” feature. However, it does have an extremely strong frame for industrial operation applications.  By comparison, the RIP has the same magnet as the Bora, but it is designed for all terrain, heavy duty magnetic sweeper applications, has seven wheel height settings to accommodate varying grassy or dirt conditions, and has an angled nose for easy pushing through grass. In addition, it also has Bluestreak’s “wrap around” design feature to prevent debris being wiped off the bottom by grass or dirt and gravel ruts etc after the debris is picked up. To accommodate these features, the RIP does not have as strong of a frame as the Bora. At Bluestreak we focus on application specific design and ensure each sweeper has the right features for the intended applications.

Pickup Power

The power of a magnetic sweeper can be measured in different ways and is often defined in different ways depending on the manufacturer. 

At Bluestreak, we measure pickup power in terms of the “maximum lifting height” a magnetic sweeper can pick up a 2 ½ -inch nail from in a bench test. For example.  The Wrasse (4.5×4.5) model has a maximum lifting height of 8 ½ inches. This means that if the Wrasse magnet was suspended over the floor such that the bottom of the magnet was 8 ½ inches above the floor, it would pick up a 2 ½ inch nail from this height.   It’s an imperfect measurement but it’s one that customers can generally understand better than Gauss strength measurements and it is also a real indicator of how the magnet performs on picking up a fairly common piece of debris, which is the nail.  

Learn More About Buying Magnetic Sweepers

We suggest you quickly take a look at the buying tips to know the issues to consider before you buy.

Know the difference between Rare Earth magnets and Ceramic magnets.

Be careful about relying on magnetic sweeper strength ratings and magnetic field or flux density quantifications.

Understand what it really means to measure magnetic strength.

… and much more.