A scrap heap magnet is a large, heavy electromagnet that is on a soft iron core where a thick insulated copper wire is wound. The magnetic power of an electromagnet depends on the current and the number of turns that are in the coil since the copper wire should be able to handle heavy current. The more the number of turns, the stronger the magnetic strength of the field. When the current passes, the magnet becomes strong hence attracts all the magnetic materials in the scrap then when the current flow is stopped, the magnet becomes demagnetized and the scrap metals fall off or down. The operating switch is near the operators cabin. The crane is brought near the scrap then the magnet is switched on then the scrap is attracted to the magnet then the operator moves the crane then switches off the magnet and after demagnetization, the scrap falls off on the necessary location it being carried to.