Image Credit: Comus International | elobau sensor technology, Inc. | Johnson and Allen, Ltd.   Industrial magnets are manufactured for industrial use. They include individual magnets, bulk magnet materials, magnetic assemblies, magnetic sweepers, magnetic lifts, magnetic sheet handlers, magnetic retrievers, and permanent / electromagnet combinations.
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Q & A on Industrial Magnets

We asked our users for their input on Industrial Magnets. Here are the results of 86 users familiar with Industrial Magnets.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing industrial magnet design?
12 answers
Answers:
Electropermanent magnet
~S b Sharma, Engineer, Jamshedpur, India
Air opener and automation timer to open the magnet and self cleaning
~Technical Support/Services, Council bluffs, IA
Rare Earth Magnets
~Fernando A, General Management, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Computerized improvements
~Randy C, Health & Safety Officer, Port Colborne, Canada
Magnetic repulsion motors.
~Joseph R., Creative design., Laval, Canada
To obtain a continuous revolution of motors by only the magnetic forces of permanent magnets.
~Engineer -retired, Montreal, Canada
Bifasic, cheap and low power motor with permanent magnet (use like not expensive servo)
~Jorge P, Engineer, Bs AS, Argentina
Nano-technology
~RAMAKANT NAVELE N, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
New materials.
~Claudio Oscar L., Engineer, Carapachay, Argentina
Holding device
~Manufacturing, Khlong luang, Thailand
Chinese ones!
~Greg V, Engineer, Atlanta, GA
Materials
~Engineering, Design, Valencia, Spain

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative industrial magnets?
7 answers
Answers:
Industrial magnet
~Technical Support/Services, Council bluffs, IA
Magnetics, Armsmag, Thomsonmagnetics
~RAMAKANT NAVELE N, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
I don' t know. We work with distributors than hide the origin.
~Claudio Oscar L., Engineer, Carapachay, Argentina
Japanese companies
~Fernando A, General Management, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chinese ones!
~Greg V, Engineer, Atlanta, GA
Global Spec
~Steve C., Facilities Manager, Washington Park, IL
Ohio
~S b Sharma, Engineer, Jamshedpur, India

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used industrial magnets for?
25 answers
Answers:
Magnetic separators (grates, filters, plates), magnetic sweepers, magnetic lifters, magnets in general (Neodymium, Samarium, Alnico, Ferrite), magnetic catchers, magnetic bars, etc
~Fernando A, General Management, Sao Paulo, Brazil
We use a self-cleaning rotary magnets to run fish meal proteins over at our blending facility.
~Steve C., Facilities Manager, Washington Park, IL
Induction to coils in mechanical movement, in coriolis mass flow measurement.
~Claudio Oscar L., Engineer, Carapachay, Argentina
Sweeping up after repair jobs - salvaging "dropped" items in marina repairs
~Randy C, Health & Safety Officer, Port Colborne, Canada
Our customers use these magnets for handling metal spare parts
~Marketing/Sales, TARGU-JIU, Romania
Lifting of coils, slab , billets and scrap handling
~S b Sharma, Engineer, Jamshedpur, India
Locking movements in Diagnostic X-Ray systems
~RAMAKANT NAVELE N, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
Low power( less than 5kW) wind generator
~Jorge P, Engineer, Bs AS, Argentina
Research, powder metallurgy processing.
~Greg V, Engineer, Atlanta, GA
MAG GENERATOR REQUIRES NO EXTERNAL ENERGY. I'M SURE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE CAPABLE OF THIS, I HAVE 2, I KEEP THEM TO MYSELF.THE CLOSEST THING TO THIS IS CALL N MACHINE. I DO NOT THINK PUTTING ALL AUTO MECHANICS AND PARTS BUILDERS OUT OF WORK IS WHAT WE NEED AT THIS TIME,BUT A VERY SLOW CHANGE IS GOOD....
~JOSEPH N, Design Engineer, ARLINGTON, TX
I have designed permanent magnets rotary motor with magnetic heads of propulsion revolving in synchronization (gears) with the rotation of the rotor.
~Engineer -retired, Montreal, Canada
Super capacitor based designs
~Engineering, Design, Banglore, India
Soy bean legs soy meal flow
~Technical Support/Services, Council bluffs, IA
Experiments - halbach array
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Zagreb, Croatia
Spinning a wheel for power
~Frank W, General Management, Grand Rapids, MI
Jigs, fixtures, machines
~Manufacturing, Khlong luang, Thailand
To obtain clean energy
~Carlos Retuerce, Research & Development, Miami, ID
Motors and generators
~Andrew Rydberg, Process Engineer, Dassel, MN
Picking up parts.
~Mike A, Engineer, East Lansing, MI
Fuel /Liquid Flow
~Marketing/Sales, Masontown, PA
Moving objects
~General Corporate Mgmt, Benalmadena, Spain
Energy control
~Engineering, Design, Valencia, Spain
Work Holding
~Andy L, Production Engineer, Stockton, UK
Motors
~Engineering, Design, Rowlett, TX
PMA
~Ottawa, Canada

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that industrial magnets have been used for.
12 answers
Answers:
Fishing for snagged lures in deep water.
~Randy C, Health & Safety Officer, Port Colborne, Canada
Dropball, battery ram and hammering application.
~S b Sharma, Engineer, Jamshedpur, India
Magnetic Separators for plastic and food industry, magnetic mechanical devices for vehicle industry, etc
~Fernando A, General Management, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Returning to low power wind generator, (thinking like Taiwan) would be possible to solve a basic power and then replicate it using a coaxial duplicated (or tripplicated) modular construction.
~Jorge P, Engineer, Bs AS, Argentina
Custom made magnets, where magnet's entire geometry is specified by the customer.
~RAMAKANT NAVELE N, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
High temp material processing.
~Greg V, Engineer, Atlanta, GA
Creating free electricity.
~Frank W, General Management, Grand Rapids, MI
Wind El. Generator.
~Alessandro M. C., General Management, Quattro Castella [RE], Italy
A repulsion engine.
~Joseph R., Creative design., Laval, Canada
Takionic energy.
~Claudio Oscar L., Engineer, Carapachay, Argentina
CLASSIFIED
~JOSEPH N, Design Engineer, ARLINGTON, TX
Power
~Engineering, Design, Valencia, Spain

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of industrial magnets?
4 answers
Answers:
When a magnet loses adhesion inside an rotatory electric machine. If nothing happened, and it is able be to bonded again, you are never sure about how reliable the rest of magnets are mounted /(or bonded)
~Jorge P, Engineer, Bs AS, Argentina
Blast of entire magnet in JSW steel plant Mumbai India.
~S b Sharma, Engineer, Jamshedpur, India
Smashed hands, fingers, eyes, other...
~JOSEPH N, Design Engineer, ARLINGTON, TX
Product does not meet the design requirements.
~RAMAKANT NAVELE N, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
11 answers
Answers:
Curie point is to be increase up to 800 degree centigrade for hot application.
~S b Sharma, Engineer, Jamshedpur, India
Ease of use - lightweight - ability to vary strength of magnetic field depending on strength needed for each specific application.
~Randy C, Health & Safety Officer, Port Colborne, Canada
A powerful enough magnet to clean out metal going over it at a rate of 1800 lbs/minute.
~Steve C., Facilities Manager, Washington Park, IL
Each magnet would have to fit into a strong circular metal casing and be semi-circular in appearance. They would have to fit along-side each other and remain tightly glued to the casing wall without influencing each other, while separated by a honey-comb of non Magnetic material, and yet each held tightly in place so that working together they repulsed another array of Magnets fitted to a rotating drum, inside their container.
~Joseph R., Creative design., Laval, Canada
To think in a modular form would be great( like a Lego brick) for physical adapting to different places.
~Jorge P, Engineer, Bs AS, Argentina
It is essential and very difficult in other way. In advance, high signal to noise ratio.
~Claudio Oscar L., Engineer, Carapachay, Argentina
Rotation without any additional external source of energy.
~Engineer -retired, Montreal, Canada
Performance (field strength) vs temperature data.
~Greg V, Engineer, Atlanta, GA
Compactness, holding torque, minimal losses
~RAMAKANT NAVELE N, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
Performance on holding
~Engineering, Design, Valencia, Spain
CLASSIFIED
~JOSEPH N, Design Engineer, ARLINGTON, TX

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of industrial magnets?
7 answers
Answers:
Watch Fingers, wear safety glasses, use small mags in design process.
~JOSEPH N, Design Engineer, ARLINGTON, TX
Always try to understand your requirement and application, why and what job you will take from magnet.
~S b Sharma, Engineer, Jamshedpur, India
Magnets are dangerous.
~Carlos Retuerce, Research & Development, Miami, ID
Always look at at least 3 different suppliers - and go for quality and dependability over price
~Randy C, Health & Safety Officer, Port Colborne, Canada
Select the proper magnet by referring to the catalogs provided by a manufacturer.
~RAMAKANT NAVELE N, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
Think shapes as a Lego modular brick. In that way we can use a modular development repeating the basic machine in the same axe (a kind of Taiwan principle used in UPS )
~Jorge P, Engineer, Bs AS, Argentina
Please prevent from thermal shocks that lower the strench
~Claudio Oscar L., Engineer, Carapachay, Argentina

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using industrial magnets?
8 answers
Answers:
Study the thermal properties and strength.
~Claudio Oscar L., Engineer, Carapachay, Argentina
Be very careful with magnets they are strong.
~Frank W, General Management, Grand Rapids, MI
Use magnet only for design application and for which it is made for.
~S b Sharma, Engineer, Jamshedpur, India
"Magnetic filed is still in the beginning. There is so much to be discovered and developed."
~Fernando A, General Management, Sao Paulo, Brazil
They should purchase a quality magnet.
~RAMAKANT NAVELE N, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
Make sure you don't over do it.
~Mike A, Engineer, East Lansing, MI
THINK SAFETY
~JOSEPH N, Design Engineer, ARLINGTON, TX
Ask ask ask
~Randy C, Health & Safety Officer, Port Colborne, Canada


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