Launched recently, the lifting magnet helped to set the Guinness World Record for the Heaviest Machine Moved using Brain Control Interface by lifting a car over a distance of 40 meters.

It is the fourth time that the show, presented by Suzi Perry and Jason Bradbury, has set a Guinness World Record, with previous feats involving ramp jumps, speed boats and even a giant game of Tetris.

Part of Eclipse’s Ultralift range, the new machine can lift up to 3t while being controlled by a single operator.

The EPML 3000 uses battery power to activate a permanent magnet designed to ensure that the load remains securely-held in the event of an interruption of the power supply.

Eclipse Magnetics say the lifter can increase productivity by offering a more efficient lifting system than existing methods used for steel blocks, round bars or thick steel plates.