The utility model discloses a lifting electromagnet in particular to a vertical coil lifting electromagnet with soft magnetic pole. The lifting electromagnet is a quincunx electromagnet, which comprises magnetic poles, iron cores and excitation coils. Some radial straight flutes are arranged on the bottom face of the magnetic pole. Several soft magnetic poles are fixed in each straight flute. The upper end of each soft magnetic pole is fixed and the lower end drops freely. The depth of the straight flute is larger than the thickness of the soft magnetic pole. The length of the soft magnetic pole is 50 millimeters-200 millimeters. The soft magnetic pole is magnetic metal rope. The utility model has simple structure and does not damage the steel coil during lifting.