PowerLift® Magnets


PowerLift® Rare Earth Lifting Magnets - Designed for Thick, Non-Flexing Material

These compact, yet powerful, Rare Earth lift magnets can be used on flat or round surfaces and contain an internal release on/off device that does not contact or damage the surface of the part being lifted. Permanent magnetic lifts also eliminate the fear of dropping the load being lifted due to power failures.

  • ON/OFF Rare Earth design
  • Lifts flat or round loads
  • Easy internal manual release does not contact the load
  • Heat resistant up to 180°F (82°C)

Lock On & Off Features

The new handle on the PowerLift® Rare Earth lift magnet features a positive lock-on and lock-off mechanism that requires the operator to manually switch between the two states. This prevents the handle from being turned only ”partially on” and giving the operator a false sense of security that the magnet is holding safely, or from being accidentally bumped to the “off” position, dropping the load pre-maturely.


Lift Thick, Non-Flexing, Vertically Oriented Material


  • Load steel plate into vertical storage racks
  • Lift steel plate from vertical storage racks to horizontal machining centers or cutting tables
  • Lift steel plate, rounds or billets into place for equipment/machinery manufacturing.


  • One lifter for both horizontal and vertical sheet or steel part handling
  • Reduce employee injury - Eliminate improper use of slings or chains to lift sheet metal or steel parts vertically
  • Increase production time
  • No electricity required

The Vertical Lift Adapter(VLA), combined with an IMI PowerLift® magnet, lifts ferrous metal sheets, plates, rounds or billets from horizontal to vertical orientation or vise versa. The VLA is ideal for loading steel plate into vertical storage racks and for lifting plate steel, rounds or billets to machining centers or cutting tables.

The Vertical Lift Adapter can be used on various flat steel plates or round shapes and allows the operator to lift loads up to 4 feet wide. The Vertical Lift Adapter also has convenient, built-in forklift brackets to move and handle steel in a horizontal orientation.

The Vertical Lift Adapter is currently available for use with the PNL0800 and PNL1600. For additional models, or steel billet lifting applications, please contact our inside sales department at 888.582.0823


Rare Earth PowerLift® Magnets
Part No. Holding Value* (flat) Holding Value* (round) Overall
Ln. (in)
Ht. (in)
Wd. (in)
Ht. (in)
Handle (in) Weight
PNL0250 250 lbs. 125 lbs. 5 2-5/8 2-5/8 6-5/8 5-7/8 7
PNL0800 800 lbs. 400 lbs. 7-7/8 3-7/8 3-5/8 8-7/8 6-7/8 21
PNL1600 1,600 lbs. 800 lbs. 10-3/4 4-3/4 4-7/8 8-7/8 6-3/4 51
PNL2500 2,500 lbs. 1,250 lbs. 12-5/8 6-1/2 7-1/8 8-7/8 10-1/8 122
PNL5000 5,000 lbs. 2,500 lbs. 16-1/2 8-3/8 9-1/4 18 16-3/4 288
PNL6600 6,600 lbs. 3,300 lbs. 20 10-1/4 11-1/4 22-1/4 20-5/8 485
*Holding Values Are Stated At 33% Of The Actual Value. See Holding Value & Maximum Sheet Length Chart Below.