Computer Magnets

Magnets for precision applications

Computer magnets are fundamental components in modern technology, silently powering the digital world. With their ability to generate strong magnetic fields, computer magnets have revolutionised data storage and processing, making them essential for the functionality of the digital age's most prevalent tools and devices. Learn more about how magnets are used in the computing industry and how Bunting can deliver first-class products.

Magnetic challenges in computer applications

Magnetic challenges in computer applications primarily revolve around ensuring reliable data storage, processing and overall device performance.

But one major challenge is miniaturisation. Today, technological devices are getting smaller and smaller but still require equally powerful magnets. Manufacturers like Bunting are dedicated to solving these challenges, collaborating with universities to research magnetic fields and experiment with new magnets.

Magnets also carry a somewhat negative reputation when it comes to computers. It's a common belief that magnets have the potential to erase data from our hard drives, cause disruptions in computer monitors, or interfere with the electron flow within cables. So, maintaining data integrity in high-density storage while mitigating the risk of data loss is another hurdle.

Similarly, magnetic fields from surrounding devices or environmental factors can also disrupt sensitive components, demanding effective shielding and isolation techniques from today's magnet manufacturers.

Finally, balancing the need for powerful magnets with energy efficiency remains an ongoing challenge in designing magnetic systems for energy-conscious computing devices.

How magnets are used in computers

Permanent magnets are the most popular type of magnet used in modern computers, found in hard drives, floppy disks and CD drive heads. Approximately 4,000 tons of neodymium magnets (NdFeB) are annually used in computer drives, making up nearly 50% of total neodymium magnet sales.

These magnets are the most advanced commercialised permanent magnet materials used today, offering various grades that cater to multiple uses within the computing industry. However, thanks to their small size but impressive magnetic field, these magnets have found extensive use in computers. Most notably, they can be found in:

  • Data storage
  • Speakers and headphones
  • Position sensors
  • Motors
  • Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding
  • Magnetic disk drives
  • Touchscreens
  • Power supplies
  • Printers
  • Security systems

Our computer magnets

Bunting stands as a reputable supplier of magnets meticulously crafted for the computing industry's demanding requirements.

Our neodymium magnets, known for their remarkable strength, are pivotal in hard drives, enabling precise data storage and retrieval. We also provide ferrite magnets for speakers and headphones, ensuring high-quality audio output. These magnets are crucial for delivering a superior listening experience.

Furthermore, our magnetic shielding solutions help safeguard sensitive electronic components from electromagnetic interference, enhancing overall device reliability.

In touchscreens and sensors, our first-class magnets contribute to precise positioning, making user interfaces more intuitive and responsive.

Thanks to their resistance to demagnetisation at elevated temperatures, our alnico power magnets and samarium cobalt magnets can be found in many sensors and magnetic switches.

Quality assured magnets

Bunting’s commitment to excellence is proven by our ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications, showcasing our unwavering dedication to quality and environmental responsibility.

ISO9001 certification reflects Bunting's rigorous quality management system, meticulously monitoring all stages of production, from material selection to manufacturing, guaranteeing unwavering consistency and reliability in all our computer magnets. We’re also dedicated to continuous improvement so that we can keep delivering first-class products to you each and every time.

Furthermore, our ISO14001 certification underscores our eco-conscious approach, incorporating sustainable practices into every aspect of our manufacturing processes.

Why choose Bunting?

Bunting is a global powerhouse, boasting six decades of unparalleled experience as a premier magnet supplier to the computing industry.
Our superior reputation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation.

With a comprehensive network of operations, we cater to many blue-chip computing companies worldwide, providing magnets crucial to the performance and functionality of hard drives, sensors and other critical components.

Bunting’s global reach ensures prompt delivery and tailored solutions to meet the unique demands of the computing sector. Our sterling reputation, forged over years of excellence, solidifies our position as a trusted partner in driving technological advancements across the globe.

Expert Advice

With our extensive 60 years of experience in the magnet industry, we confidently provide our customers with unparalleled technical information and advice.