Elmhurst, IL (September 2022) — Adams Magnetic Products, LLC. Senior Applications Engineer, Mike Devine, shared insights and expertise earned over his 30 year career in magnetic engineering and manufacturing with attendees of the Association for Advancing Automation’s  (A3) webinar, How Automation Is Advancing Healthcare”, on Thursday, September 15.

The free webinar highlighted the myriad ways automation is improving healthcare, both in and out of the operating room. The discussion covered ways the collaboration between humans and robots have helped healthcare professionals become more accurate and effective as well as how surgical robots are increasing precision and decreasing the amount of time patients spend on the operating table, how robotics in lab automation and drug discovery are advancing the healthcare industry, and more.

Over the course of his career, including in his role with Adams Magnetic Products, an industry leader in magnetic engineering and manufacturing, Devine has designed magnets for use below ground, in outer space, and everywhere in between, including in the operating room. His magnetic solutions can be found in everything from the rovers on Mars and Harley Davidson motorcycles to lifesaving medical products.

Says Devine, “Magnetic applications play an important role in the automation of the healthcare industry.  They support sensors that enable AI, motorize and guide robotics and more.”

Those interested in watching this exciting conversation can view it here: https://www.automate.org/webinars/how-automation-is-advancing-healthcare.

Devine holds a master’s degree in Materials Science Engineering from Iowa State University and serves as chair of A3’s Permanent Magnet Division within the Motion Control and Motors Technology Group.


Established in 1950, Adams Magnetic Products, LLC. sets the standard for designing and manufacturing innovative magnetic products and assemblies. One of the oldest U.S. companies in the industry, its staff draws from a depth of engineering, fabricating, coating, testing, sourcing, handling, and distributing expertise managing inventory and delivery to coincide with customers’ production cycles and schedules. Adams stocks a large variety and quantity of the most popular neodymiumsamarium-cobaltalnicoceramic magnetsmagnetic assemblies and other magnetic products, and has the capabilities to produce magnets of virtually any shape and size. Adams is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and ITAR Registered.