Unique force measurement

The Controlock® technology is a unique force measurement which establishes the retention force of a magnet in use with a certainty of 100%. This certainty of 100% is the reason that McNetiq Controlock® anchor points can be certified.

McNetiq Controlock® anchor points measure the exact load capacity of the magnet anchoring, on the anchor location, in advance.

McNetiq Controlock® anchor points measure the exact load capacity of the magnet anchoring, on the anchor location, in advance, and that applies to both the perpendicular tensile force and the shear force. A built-in measurement device and registration device establish the load capacity.

Regular magnetic anchors are designed based on a standard value (the maximum load). However, this value cannot always be achieved due to an uneven surface. Corrosion, fouling and paint layers cause air gaps, which influences the operation of the magnets negatively, this is also applied to the varying thickness of the material. 

Measuring shear force and tensile force

Permanent magnets for safety

Regarding safety, McNetiq only uses permanent magnets for the Controlock® anchor points, and not the electromagnets. Electromagnets are always dependent on an external power source To function appropriately. And if this power source fails, or if a malfunction occurs in the connection, this could have catastrophic consequences in safety situations.situations.

Custom made

McNetiq provides custom-made soles for its magnets; This means that the bottom of the magnet anchor that touches the object is adapted to the wall profiles. This way we can work on the inside of a tank wall with convex magnetic soles and on the outside with concave soles. McNetiq also copies any ridges and profiles from the wall into the soles →