What are industrial magnets and what types are there?

Alnico industrial magnets are even more resistant to heat than samarium-cobalt magnets, withstanding temperatures up to 525ºC.

Most people who think of magnets are probably the typical refrigerator magnet that you get as a promotional gift or that you buy as a souvenir on your vacation. However, magnets have much more important tasks than decorating our bulletin boards or refrigerators.

Industrial magnets are essential in many industries and simplify many work processes. There are a variety of executions and different materials:

With so many different guys, which one's the best? Of course, this depends entirely on the intended field of application. Neodymium magnets, for example, have the strongest magnetic attraction and are extremely resistant to demagnetization. However, they cannot be used at too high a temperature without an additional coating.

Cobalt samarium magnets are also ideal as industrial magnets, as they can be used at temperatures of up to 250°C, unlike neodymium magnets. They also generate a high magnetic field, but are more expensive to manufacture.

Alnico magnets are even more resistant to heat than samarium cobalt magnets, withstanding temperatures of up to 525ºC. At the same time, they are very sensitive and can be quickly demagnetised, for example if two of these magnets are side by side.

Electromagnets clearly have the advantage that their magnetic field is adjustable and we can even turn it off completely.

Where are industrial magnets used?

Magnets are used in various industries for all kinds of functions. In many everyday objects, we find magnets that we didn't expect, or they were manufactured by machines that used magnets. Some examples are the following:

  • In mining, industrial magnets are used to separate gold from metal.
  • Magnets are used in the pharmaceutical industry to remove iron particles from the production chain.
  • Large areas, airports and industrial warehouses are cleaned with magnetic brooms.
  • Magnets are used in motors and other industrial devices.

When you contact a specialist magnet manufacturer, you also have the advantage that you can specify your exact needs and that the magnets can also be adapted in shape to the application. Contact us for professional advice and to ensure you invest in the most suitable magnets for your application.

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