Use a magnetic sweeper to pick up metal debris – quickly, easily, and safely. Let us help you find the ideal one.
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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Bluestreak Equipment magnetic sweepers are designed for specific industry applications. 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 for the intended application. Magnetic Sweepers designed for the following applications:
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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.
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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.
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 also come in greater widths to cover larger areas more quickly.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a magnetic sweeper. Below, we discuss three of the most important considerations to keep in mind.
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.
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, off road 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.
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.
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.
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Generally, the speed at which you can go and still pick up debris depends on 3 things:
1. The item being picked up – certain items due to their shape and weight are just easier to pick up.
2. How low the magnet is set from the ground to the bottom of the magnet – the lower it is, the faster you can travel and still pick up the debris.
3. The strength of the magnet – the stronger the magnet is, the faster you can travel and still effectively pick up the debris
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1) we have the most effective products on the market – take a look at our videos of our products in action and compare our specs to those of our competitors.
2) we make it very easy to buy – we list our prices, you can see shipping costs when ordering and you can buy online. We value your time and therefore have made it easy for you to get the information you need to make a decision and then order.
3) we have products designed for specific applications – if you’re buying a sweeper you just want it to work, not something that’s frustrating because it half works, our comparison charts can help you select the product that’s right for your application.
We offer a variety of clean off methods depending on the type and size of the magnetic sweeper. We have pull release levers, Quick Clean Off Sleeves which work very well for magnets mounted under vehicles, push button automatic release systems, and continuous discharge systems where the debris is constantly cleaned off while the sweeper is moving. And we even offer the old manual way of cleaning some magnets off by hand if they are small enough.
Generally between 2 and 5 inches. The lower the better to pick up debris, and just high enough so that the magnet doesn’t hit the ground all the time. But it depends on the size of the magnet, the speed you want to pick up debris at, and the nature of the debris you’re trying to pick up. Consult the recommendations we have for each specific product.
Magnetic sweepers will not pick up stuff when the floor itself is magnetic. The reason is that the floor forms a closed magnetic circuit with the magnets. Any object between the floor and the magnets is attracted to either the floor or the magnet depending on which it is closer to. Some particles or objects can appear to be repelled by the magnets, but they are actually being attracted more to the floor.
Yes, it can be. The magnetic sweeper should be handled with care. Do not get your fingers between the magnet housing and other ferrous metal objects, your fingers can get pinched.
Avoid close proximity to any electronic devices, they could be damaged.
Avoid close proximity to any medical devices and medical implants such as pacemakers.
Magnets are classified as dangerous goods when shipped by air and are therefore regulated when shipped by air (UN 2807, class9 dangerous goods). Charged magnets can affect navigational equipment. This makes shipping charged magnetic sweepers by air potentially dangerous and also costly. For these reasons Bluestreak Equipment only ships via ground transportation.
Don’t expose your magnetic sweeper to extreme heat.
Bluestreak Magnetic sweepers are designed with ceramic magnets. Ceramic magnets lose all their magnetism above 450° (840 deg. F). But they gradually degrade in strength above room temperature at a rate of 0.2% per Celsius degree. However, their strength increases somewhat as the temperature drops below room temperature. It is quite alright to operate our sweepers at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius.
No. The magnets are permanently charged.
The only real way to be certain is to see them in action. That’s why we’ve provided as many videos and photos as we can to show you our products actually working, so you can be certain they do work. If you want another good way of comparing our sweepers to others on the market take a look at the magnet dimensions of our sweepers versus competitors (if they provide them). Simply put, more magnets means more power. If they don’t provide magnet dimensions you can get a good idea of how many are being used by the weight of the sweeper since magnets are generally the heaviest component. Steel weighs more than aluminum and while a steel backing plate is necessary, too much steel in the wrong places can rob the magnet of some of its power.
We’ve thought this through for you for many vehicles, so visit our vehicle specific pages first where we show you the magnetic sweepers we’ve designed specifically for your type of vehicle. We offer many different mounting options and there are usually optional mounting accessories available that make it easy to mount a magnet to your vehicle. We have many different types of mounting systems depending on the vehicle/magnet combination, including magnet mounts, forklift pin mounted options, bumper mount brackets, hitch mounted brackets, etc.
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