For most people, when they think of a magnet they think of a simple item that sticks to a refrigerator door, or a clasp that holds a piece of jewelry together. But there is a whole other world of magnets classified for industrial use. In fact, if you look around your home or office you’ll find a wide range of products that were produced or incorporated with an industrial magnet. These include everything from the speakers in your home audio/video system to the sensors in your automobile. Manufacturers have specific requirements on magnet types, sizes, compositions and strength, depending on use. Among the most frequently used industrial magnets are those made from neodymium and samarium cobalt, also known as rare earth magnets, ceramic (ferrite) magnets, electromagnets and alnico magnets.
These magnets are fashioned in bar form, sheets, strips, rings and other configurations, depending on their purpose (such as energy production, or production line facilitation) and environment (temperature, space).
Which Industries Use Magnets & What Are Strong Magnets Used For?
A list of industrial magnet applications would take thousands of words to complete. The mining industry uses magnets to separate ore from metal; pharmaceuticals are subjected to a magnet sweep to remove any iron particles; roads and airport runways are swept by magnets to remove scrap metal that can damage tires, and magnets are an intrinsic part of such items as transformers, electric motors, amplifiers and many other types of industrial equipment. At Adams, we do more than provide industrial magnets. We support new ideas and innovation, and work with our clients to improve their production performance and efficiency. We enjoy nothing more than listening to their needs and assessing their challenges, then working together to come up with an effective solution.
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