Bespoke Magnetiser for Electronics Application

Magnetiser Designed For Precision Charging of Small Magnets

High strength magnets (eg Neodymium Rare Earth) are a vital part in many everyday electric appliances.  Charging those small magnets for use in electronics applications often requires a high degree of accuracy.  One typical example is where the magnet interacts with a sensor to confirm that a component is correctly in place.

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Dual magnetiser being tested

At their European headquarters in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom, Bunting’s engineering team design bespoke magnetisers for use in the electronics and commercial appliance markets.

The Magnetiser Design Project

In a recent project, the Bunting design team were faced with a challenging application.  In the electric appliance, the small magnet talks to a sensor to confirm when a key part is correctly positioned.  Normally permanent magnets are supplied magnetised, but this was not possible because:

Subsequently, the magnet part would initially be assembled and over-moulded prior to magnetisation.

Operation Criteria

As in many electronics applications, the numbers of magnetic parts needing to be magnetised were substantial.  The specification stipulated that one part would be magnetised every three (3) seconds.  The production process would run for 24 hours, 6 days a week.  Even with the intense workload, the magnetiser was expected to have a minimum of a 5-year life.

The Design

The normal magnetising firing frequency is every four (4) seconds.  To fire every three (3) seconds, the Bunting design team introduced two base units.  These operated in parallel, magnetising two fixtures every six (6) seconds.  This equates to the magnetiser firing 4,320,000 every year.

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The design team developed the hardware and software to enable the two base units to talk to each other.  This ensured that magnetisation occurred at exactly the same time.

Initial design calculations indicated that the act of magnetisation could generate 8kj of heat 6 seconds.  With the aim of using the least energy possible, the fixture was designed to run at 1400V instead of the maximum 3000V.  This used less than 4kj per firing.  The reduced energy loading meant that the components within the charger were only at 50% stress, extending their expected life.

Additionally, each time a magnetic component is charged, the magnetising coil has to dissipate that 4kj of heat.  To keep the coil operating at an optimum level, a closed loop chiller is used.  This keeps the coils at below 75 degrees centigrade, extracting 1 kW of energy across the two fixtures.

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Magnetiser Designs

This is one of many projects where the Bunting engineering team has designed a bespoke magnetiser.  Whereas this project was a manual operation, other magnetisers are integrated into automated systems.  Additionally, for overseas operations remote access can be provided via ethernet connections.

Bunting Magnetics specialises in providing magnetic solutions.  They also sell a wide range of magnets and magnetic components online via their eMagnets UK brand.

For further information on bespoke magnetiser designs and magnetic assemblies, please contact us:

Phone:  +44 (0) 114 276 2264

Email:  sales@buntingeurope.com

Via the Bunting Europe website for specialist magnets and magnetic assemblies

Via eMagnets for online purchase of Magnets and Magnetic Technology

 

Magnetiser Designed For Precision Charging of Small Magnets High strength magnets (eg Neodymium Rare Earth) are a vital part in many everyday electric appliances.  Charging those small magnets for use in electronics applications often requires a high degree of accuracy.  One typical example is where the magnet interacts with a sensor to confirm that a […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/11/06/bespoke-magnetiser-for-electronics-application/

Bunting Sponsor 31st Ewing Event

UK Magnetics Society Presents ‘Potential Trends in Magnetics’

Bunting Magnetics has been announced as the headline sponsor of this year’s 31st Ewing Event (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, UK, 28th November 2018).  The annual event is organised by the UK Magnetics Society.  This year’s theme focuses on the future, assessing what magnet developments may occur in the next 30 years.

The UK Magnetics Society is a not-for-profit mutual organisation supporting magnetics professionals in all fields and all countries.  The Ewing Event is one of the highlights of the ‘magnet’ calendar.  Key speakers for this year’s event include

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Robert Llewellyn as Kryten in Red Dwarf

The guest speaker is actor and broadcaster Robert Llewellyn.  He is best known for playing Kryten in the television series Red Dwarf and for presenting the All 4 series Scrapheap Challenge.

“As the leading magnet and magnetic technology company operating in the United Kingdom, we felt that is was important to support the Ewing Event,” explained Simon Ayling, Managing Director of Bunting Magnetics.

“Magnetic technology is fundamental to our everyday lives.  Further technological development in magnetics will have enormous implications on our environment.  Magnets reduce energy consumption and produce energy.   It is an exciting time to be involved in the sector.”

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Wind Turbines rely on Neodymium Magnets

The Ewing Event has a full day of technical presentations, the evening Ewing Lecture, and an informal dinner.  Registration for the event can be made online on the UK Magnetics Society website.

Bunting Magnetics specialises in providing magnetic solutions.  They also sell a wide range of magnets and magnetic components online via their eMagnets UK brand.

For further information on bespoke magnet designs and magnetiser assemblies, please contact us:

Phone:  +44 (0) 114 276 2264

Email:  sales@buntingeurope.com

Via the Bunting Europe website for specialist magnets and magnetic assemblies

Via eMagnets for online purchase of Magnets and Magnetic Technology

 

UK Magnetics Society Presents ‘Potential Trends in Magnetics’ Bunting Magnetics has been announced as the headline sponsor of this year’s 31st Ewing Event (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, UK, 28th November 2018).  The annual event is organised by the UK Magnetics Society.  This year’s theme focuses on the future, assessing what magnet developments may […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/10/29/bunting-sponsor-31st-ewing-event/

Engineering Excellence at the Engineering Design Show

Magnetic Technology Attracts Visitors

The depth of British engineering and manufacturing expertise was apparent at this year’s Engineering Design Show (Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, 17-18 October 2018).  For Bunting Magnetics, the show provided a great opportunity to showcase magnet expertise.

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Magnetiser fixture

“Engineering magnetic solutions is such a specialist area,” explained Matthew Swallow, Bunting’s Magnet Applications Engineer.  “We wanted to highlight that we have an UK-based engineering team vastly experienced in designing and applying magnetic technology.”

The 2-day event had a steady footfall of visitors.  Interviews with exhibitors were shown live on large screens.  There were also several conference areas with a wide range of engineering topics being discussed.

“Magnetic technology is fundamental in the design of so many products,” said Matthew.  “We have worked on design projects with many of the UK’s leading manufacturing companies in the automotive, electronics, and environmental sectors.”

As highlighted in a blog published earlier in 2018 entitled ‘Offices Would No Longer Function Without Magnets‘, the use of magnets in industry is ever-increasing.

“In terms of design, we discussed two specific areas.  One was designing magnetic assemblies like the injection moulded plastic magnet assembly we had on display.  By redesigning that particular magnet assembly, we reduced the cost by around 90%,” explained Matthew.

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Injection moulded plastic encased magnet assembly

“The second area is designing magnetisers that can accurately charge and measure the field of a magnet or magnetic assembly.  This is crucial when needing a magnet to produce a specific field at a given point.  Both the magnetic assemblies and the magnetisers are designed and manufactured in the UK.”  Additional photographs can be seen in the collection ‘Bunting Magnetic Assemblies at Engineering Design Show 2018‘.

Bunting Magnetics specialises in providing magnetic solutions.  They also sell a wide range of magnets and magnetic components online via their eMagnets UK brand.

For further information on bespoke magnet designs and magnetiser assemblies, please contact us:

Phone:  +44 (0) 114 276 2264

Email:  sales@buntingeurope.com

Via the Bunting Europe website for specialist magnets and magnetic assemblies

All photographs taken by Paul Fears Photography

 

Magnetic Technology Attracts Visitors The depth of British engineering and manufacturing expertise was apparent at this year’s Engineering Design Show (Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, 17-18 October 2018).  For Bunting Magnetics, the show provided a great opportunity to showcase magnet expertise. “Engineering magnetic solutions is such a specialist area,” explained Matthew Swallow, Bunting’s Magnet Applications Engineer.  […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/10/22/engineering-excellence-at-the-engineering-design-show/

Bunting Awarded ISO 45001 Standard

Priority Given To Health and Safety

In October 2018, Bunting Magnetics Europe successfully achieved the new ISO 45001 international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S).  This relates to all activities on their European manufacturing headquarters in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom.

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To combat the issue of injury in the workplace, ISO has developed a new international standard, ISO 45001, published in March 2018.  This covers occupational health and safety management systems.  ISO 45001 provides organisations with a framework for employee safety, reducing workplace risks, and creating better and safer working conditions all over the world.

Bunting has achieved the new standard directly and in a short period of time.  This was achieved without modifying and migrating from existing processes.

“As a team, we felt that it was important to have a fresh review of the whole process,” explained Denis Elkins, Bunting’s Health and Safety Manager.  “By effectively starting from scratch, we were able to implement processes without compromise.”

Bunting is the first company of their kind to be awarded the ISO 45001 standard.

“We are very proud of our achievement,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s Managing Director.  “From the outset, we knew that this would be a challenging objective.  However, our newly formed Health and Safety committee has been outstanding.  I wish to thank everyone for their hard work in making this happen.”

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David Lewis, Denis Elkins, Nigel Thorne and Caroline Rasura outside the Bunting Europe manufacturing HQ in Berkhamsted

All areas of the company were represented on the Health and Safety committee:

With the ISO 45001 accreditation, Bunting Magnetics Europe has clearly stated that the company is committed to providing the best possible safe and caring culture within a world organisation.

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Priority Given To Health and Safety In October 2018, Bunting Magnetics Europe successfully achieved the new ISO 45001 international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S).  This relates to all activities on their European manufacturing headquarters in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom. To combat the issue of injury in the workplace, ISO has developed a new international standard, […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/10/15/bunting-awarded-iso-45001-standard/

Magnet Solutions at Engineering Design Show

Bespoke Magnetiser Designs on Stand C22

The ability to design bespoke magnetising fixtures for post assembly magnetising of magnetic assemblies will be the focus for Bunting Magnetics on stand C22 at the Engineering Design Show (Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, 17-18 October 2018).

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Figure 1 – Bespoke Magnetiser Assembly

Bunting Magnetics is a world leader in the supply of Magnetisers (Chargers) and Fixtures, Bespoke Technical Magnetic Assemblies and Magnets .  The European manufacturing and design headquarters are based in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire.

Permanent magnets and magnetic assemblies are fundamental to the operation of electric motors, wind turbines, computers, and cars.  There is a rise in the product design of new technology that replies on high intensity magnetic forces.  However, very strong permanent magnets, such as Neodymium, are difficult and dangerous to handle.

Post-assembly magnetisation of permanent magnet assemblies offers many advantages in the design and manufacturing process.  There are considerable savings in assembly time due to the difficulties of handling charged magnets.  Handling magnetised parts can also be difficult with considerable thought needed for health and safety of the workforce.  Equally, it is easier to safely store a magnet assembly if it has not been magnetised.

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Figure 2 – Control panel of a bespoke magnetiser

The ability to model magnets after magnetisation during the design phase is an invaluable tool in assessing the feasibility of post assembly magnetisation.  Bonded isotropic permanent magnetic rotors and sintered Halbach permanent magnet rotors are both ideal for post assembly magnetisation.

There are a number of key design criteria to consider when magnetising sintered Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) magnet rotors.  The design process must include consideration of saturating the pole transition regions.  Equally, the right energy required to saturate the whole rotor is fundamental to the design.  In order to post-assemble magnetise a compromise in system design may be needed.

In all projects, the method of magnetisation should be considered as early as possible in the design phase.

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Magnetiser Fixture

Bunting’s engineering team, based at their UK headquarters in Berkhamsted, are tasked with designing magnet assemblies that can then be magnetised post-assembly.  Using onsite magnetisers and modelling, the engineers are able to determine the optimum configuration for a specific application.  This UK-based expertise is unique.

On stand C22 at the Engineering Design Show, Bunting’s engineers will be on hand to discuss and offer advice specific magnet applications.

For further information on bespoke magnet designs and magnetiser assemblies, please contact us:

Phone:  +44 (0) 114 276 2264

Email:  sales@buntingeurope.com

Via the Bunting Europe website for specialist magnets and magnetic assemblies

Bespoke Magnetiser Designs on Stand C22 The ability to design bespoke magnetising fixtures for post assembly magnetising of magnetic assemblies will be the focus for Bunting Magnetics on stand C22 at the Engineering Design Show (Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, 17-18 October 2018). Bunting Magnetics is a world leader in the supply of Magnetisers (Chargers) and […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/10/08/magnet-solutions-at-engineering-design-show/

Magnets Attract Crowds at Cenex LCV

High Interest In The Latest Magnet Technology

A significant increase in visitors to the Bunting Magnetics stand at Cenex-LCV 2018 [compared with 2017] reflected the high level of interest in new magnet technology.  In addition, the growing importance of low carbon vehicles was highlighted with a record number of attendees and exhibitors at the show.

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By 2021, phased in from 2020, the fleet average emissions in the European Union for all new cars will be 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer.  This equates to a fuel consumption of 4.1 litres/100 km for petrol engines and 3.6 litres/100 km for diesels.  Earlier this year, it was reported [The Guardian] that CO2 emission from the average new car sold rose for the first time since 2000, reaching an average of 121.0 grams per CO2 per kilometer (the same as in 2015).

The Slow Move To Electric Vehicles

Sales of electric cars continue to disappoint, with many drivers reluctant to purchase due to the limited range before charging is required.  However, there are major changes happening in the industry and even luxury car producers such as Aston Martin (RapidE) and Jaguar (I-Pace) released or under development.

The key to the success of the electric car is the efficiency of energy conversion, with enhanced battery life and improved motor performance.

The Importance of Magnets in Electric Cars

The necessity of improving motor performance was one of the primary reasons for Bunting’s attendance at the event.  Bunting continues to develop new Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet technology that enables magnets to operate at higher temperatures for longer periods of time.

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Many of the discussions on the Bunting stand focused on the new Grain Boundary Diffused Neodymium Magnets, with over half our visitors requesting further information after the show.  These new Magnets offer higher performance from the same space envelope and allow designers to consider solid magnets rather than laminated magnets as a more cost effective solution for the first time in a decade.

Visitors to the stand also showed a great deal of interest in bespoke magnetising systems that can post assembly magnetise rotors with embedded magnets, and surface mounted multipole or Halbach arrays.  Meetings have already been confirmed for two magnetiser projects.

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Matthew Swallow and Dave Hocking on the Bunting stand at Cenex-LCV

“Cenex-LCV 18 has been an excellent event,” explained Matthew Swallow, one of Bunting’s Magnet Experts.  “We were able to discuss projects in detail and explain that we offer UK-based technical support and manufacturing expertise.”

For further information on magnets in electric cars or for any magnet applications, please contact us:

Phone:  +44(0)114 276 2264

Email:  sales@buntingeurope.com

Via the Bunting Europe website for specialist magnets and magnetic assemblies

High Interest In The Latest Magnet Technology A significant increase in visitors to the Bunting Magnetics stand at Cenex-LCV 2018 [compared with 2017] reflected the high level of interest in new magnet technology.  In addition, the growing importance of low carbon vehicles was highlighted with a record number of attendees and exhibitors at the show. […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/09/19/magnets-attract-crowds-at-cenex-lcv/

Magnets at Cenex LCV 2018 Event

Bunting Exhibit High Strength Magnets at Low Carbon Vehicle Event

The most advanced high strength magnet technology will be on show on the Bunting Magnetics stand C1-14 at the Cenex-LCV 2018 event (Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, 12th and 13th September 2018).  Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event.  There is an exhibition area as well as an extensive seminar programme.

Presently in the UK, there are approximately 26 million registered cars of which 37,500 are alternatively fuelled (i.e. they do not run on petrol or diesel).  For many car owners, the decision on whether to purchase an electric car is dependent on their mileage.  Improvements in battery technology continue to extend the distances electric cars can travel with Nissan announcing a 168 mile range for the latest Leaf electric car.  Even Jaguar has announced plans to develop the E-type Zero sports car.

Magnets and Electric Cars

Magnets are present in any item that uses a motor or electricity to function.  Electric cars included.  One of the primary components in any electric motor is the magnet.  Inside the motor is a spinning wire coil that is surrounded by strong permanent magnets, commonly Neodymium Rare Earth.  When an electric current is induced in the coil, it emits a magnetic field, opposing the magnetic field emitted by the strong magnets.

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When the same pole of a magnet is pushed together, they repel.  The same principal is used inside an electric motor.  In this case, the repulsion caused by the opposing magnetic field causes the coil to spin at a high speed.  The coil is attached to an axle that drives movement in the wheels.

The continued rise in popularity of electric cars and wind turbines for wind energy is considered to be one of the reasons for a rise in the price of Rare Earth minerals.

Developments in Magnet Technology

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At the Cenex-LCV 2018 event, Bunting will be showing new developments in permanent magnet technology.  The latest permanent Magnet can now maintain their magnetic properties at higher temperatures.  The development of these new Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets is based upon Grain Boundary Diffusion technology and maximising the advantages of adding Dysprosium into the magnet mix.

For further information on magnets in electric cars or for any magnet applications, please contact us:

Phone:  +44(0)114 276 2264

Email:  sales@buntingeurope.com

Via the Bunting Europe website for specialist magnets and magnetic assemblies

 

Bunting Exhibit High Strength Magnets at Low Carbon Vehicle Event The most advanced high strength magnet technology will be on show on the Bunting Magnetics stand C1-14 at the Cenex-LCV 2018 event (Millbrook, Bedfordshire, UK, 12th and 13th September 2018).  Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event.  There is an exhibition area as well […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/09/10/magnets-at-cenex-lcv-2018-event/

Grain Boundary Diffusion Technology

Pushing NdFeB Magnets Hotter, Harder and Faster

Neodymium (NdeFeB) Rare Earth Magnets are used throughout industry and, as demand increases from the Energy, Automotive, Aerospace and Down Hole markets, the drive is towards producing magnets that have the highest magnetic energy under the harshest of conditions such as:

These are typical applications where the Samarium Cobalt (SmCo) Rare Earth Magnet has been traditionally preferred to NdFeB, but with the rise in cost of Cobalt and the current high price of Dysprosium (Dy), there has been a growing demand for a better performing NdFeB.

A Typical Example

The temperature of a permanent magnet in a motor could rise above 150 deg C under maximum load conditions, which would cause a magnet with lower intrinsic coercivity to become de-magnetised.  To satisfy the higher temperature requirement, the intrinsic coercivity of magnet could be increased by adding the heavy rare earth element Dysprosium.

With added Dysprosium, the magnet will suffer less loss in the same temperature condition, but will be more expensive and have a lower residual magnetic induction or magnetic remanence, otherwise known as Br and BHmax (if the original grade was greater than 35MGOe).

Grain Boundary Diffusion (GBD) Technology

Rather than add expensive Dysprosium to the total mix and waste it in the middle of a grain, new technology allows the Dysprosium to diffuse from the surface around all of the the grain boundaries.  In Grain Boundary Diffusion (GBD) technology, when the heat treatment temperature is higher than the melting point of Nd-rich phase, then the Dysprosium/Terbium compound on the magnet’s surface can penetrate into the magnet through its grain boundary.

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The image on the left shows the light blue as Dysprosium and the dark blue as NdFeB.  With Grain Boundary Diffusion the Dysprosium in the right picture is only at the grain boundaries, where it is needed.

By reducing the Dysprosium in the grain and ensuring it is only at the boundary the Br and BHmax remain unchanged and less Dysprosium is used in the production process, reducing the manufacturing cost.

This new technology is being used by Bunting Magnetics in the UK to produce a range of grades of higher performing NbFeB Rare Earth Magnets, which are listed in the table below.  The grade is proportional the magnet shape and size.

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For further information or to discuss a specific NdFeB magnet application, please contact us on:

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Pushing NdFeB Magnets Hotter, Harder and Faster Neodymium (NdeFeB) Rare Earth Magnets are used throughout industry and, as demand increases from the Energy, Automotive, Aerospace and Down Hole markets, the drive is towards producing magnets that have the highest magnetic energy under the harshest of conditions such as: Hot environments; High Reverse Field Environments; High-Speed […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/08/23/grain-boundary-diffusion-technology/

Offices Would No Longer Function Without Magnets

The Vital Role of the Simple Magnet

Stating that an office would not be able to function without the presence of magnets is pretty bold.  Immediately you are thinking that there are other ways to pin notices to white boards or neatly store paperclips.  Important, maybe, but these are not critical to our daily life in work.

So, if magnets were removed from the workplace, what would be the effect?

There Would Be No Computers

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Ironically, the reason for there being paranoia about putting a computer near to a magnet is that the hard drive uses disks of magnet material to store data.   An electromagnet, positioned in the read/write head, writes data to the disk by magnetising small sections (called sectors) in a direction to indicate a 1 or 0.  The magnets used are high strength Neodymium Rare Earth, the most powerful permanent magnet presently available.  Without the magnet, it would not be possible to store all that data.  Presently, there is a great deal of research taking place to recover and recycle the magnet material from computers.

There Would Be No Electronically Generated Sound

Without magnets, the office might be a little quieter as it would not be possible to listen to the latest England Test cricket match or music on Radio 1.  Inside every speaker in a screen or radio there is a wire coil and magnet that converts electronic signals into sound vibrations.  Also, as a mobile phone and landline telephone relies on a speaker for communication, these would not exist without the presence of magnets.

Maybe not having a mobile phone would be a good thing…

There Would Be Less Environmentally Friendly Power

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In 2017, wind generated power contributed 15% to the total UK electricity generation, a percentage that is expected to increase in 2018.  Modern wind turbines use permanent magnet generator (PMG) systems instead of gearboxes.  The Neodymium or Samarium Cobalt Rare Earth Magnets replace traditional electromagnetic coils to produce the necessary magnetic field for magnetic induction and the generation of electricity.

So, without magnets there would be no computers, no radios, no mobile phones and less energy.  Also there would be no magnets for the office notice board and desks strewn with paperclips.  Maybe we need to be thankful for the existence of the simple magnet!

For more information on Magnets and Magnetic Assemblies supplied by Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd and through their online eMagnets UK shop, please contact us on:

Phone:  +44(0)114 276 2264

Email:  sales@buntingeurope.com

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All photographs have been taken by Paul Fears Photography

 

 

 

The Vital Role of the Simple Magnet Stating that an office would not be able to function without the presence of magnets is pretty bold.  Immediately you are thinking that there are other ways to pin notices to white boards or neatly store paperclips.  Important, maybe, but these are not critical to our daily life […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/08/08/offices-would-no-longer-function-without-magnets/

Health and Safety Attracts Tidi-Cable to Bunting

Innovative Magnetic Cable Safety Device

Bunting Magnetics has supplied bespoke Ferrite Magnets to Tidi-Cable for their newly released Tidi-Patch ® Magnetic.  Tidi-Patches instantly lift dangerous trailing cables off the ground and remove potential trip hazards.  They are used on construction sites, at festivals/events, in factories, in film studios, in mining operations, on oil/gas production sites, shipping yards, and railways.

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Tidi-Cable Ltd is the leading manufacturer and distributor of heavy-duty cable management products in the UK.  Their products are all designed to raise 110v trailing leads off the floor, eliminating any potential trip hazard.

Bunting supplied shallow Ferrite Pot Magnets that were then connected to the back of the new Tidi-Patch ® Magnetic.  Using a Magnet to hold the Tidi-Cable in place eliminates the need for drilling.  This means that there is no silica dust, no noise pollution, and a reduced risk of hand-on-vibration syndrome.  It also leaves no mess or residue behind.

The Tidi-Patch ® Magnetic is designed to hold up to 6 x 110v arctic cables and has a maximum load capacity of 2kg.

“Using Magnets to hold and secure the Tidi-Cable is a clever idea,” explained David Hills, Bunting’s Head of Sales.  “However, it was important for us to fully understand the application before making a recommendation.  The magnet needed to have enough magnetic force to safely secure onto a metal beam and hold up to 2kg of cable.  Our engineers selected a shallow but strong Ferrite Pot Magnet, which provides ample holding force whilst not making the Tidi-Cable cumbersome and heavy.  The Tidi-Patch ® Magnetic is a very clever product.”

Following very positive feedback after UK site trials, this innovative product is now available to purchase.

For further information on Magnets used on the Tidi-Patch ® Magnetic or for any other application where magnets or magnetic forces are needed, please contact us on:

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Innovative Magnetic Cable Safety Device Bunting Magnetics has supplied bespoke Ferrite Magnets to Tidi-Cable for their newly released Tidi-Patch ® Magnetic.  Tidi-Patches instantly lift dangerous trailing cables off the ground and remove potential trip hazards.  They are used on construction sites, at festivals/events, in factories, in film studios, in mining operations, on oil/gas production sites, […]

https://blog.e-magnetsuk.com/2018/05/30/health-and-safety-attracts-tidi-cable-to-bunting/