To ensure Alpro hardware stays at the forefront of new product design and innovation, the company has launched the Vortex electromagnet range, a new generation of face to face electromagnets. The magnets are smaller than a standard slimline magnet, but combine higher holding forces of 1500 kgs with lower current draw than standard magnets, making them both more efficient and ecologically friendly.
The magnets unique design embodies a conical aperture with a strong armature pin, which combines both magnetic and mechanical holding force to give better strength capabilities and which, allow the magnet to release under 100 Kgs of side loading. Independent tests have shown this unique feature to provide 1,500kgs (15,000N’s) of genuine holding force. The magnet is dual voltage (12/24vDC) and draws 240mA at 12volts DC and 120mA at 24volts DC.
The smaller dimensions of the unit (200mm long x 36mm high x 30mm deep), mean for practical purposes the units will also fit smaller type doors and frames. Combined with a weight of 450kgs the overall design clearly shows how much new and improved technology has been incorporated in to the range whilst taking the needs of the end user into account.
Additional features built into the units include dual monitoring, locking and door position and a large built in LED to allow visual status. The magnet is also fitted with pressure sensors to provide an early warning system. If the unit is alerted to force, as in the situation of illegal entry, the magnet sends an alarm to pre-warn that access is being breached.
The units are available with a full range of accessories and mounting brackets and the product has been patented to protect the new and innovative features. Backed up by a 10 year warranty this new range of magnets is a major development in face to face magnet design and technology.
Keith Parry, Alpro’s Divisional Manager commented “This new range of magnets illustrates Alpro’s stated aim of giving the customer what they want. This product is not only more efficient and ecologically friendly, but is also competitively priced and stronger than the current products offered by competitors. The high holding force, which has been independently shown to be superior to anything currently in the market place for face to face magnets, ensures that this range of products will be the first item an end user will want to install”.
Alpro products are available in the UK from IEC Limited and through all major security product distributors