Soft Magnetic Solutions at PCIM 2022

At the 2022 PCIM Europe exhibition (10-12 May, Nuremberg, Germany), Bunting is promoting the recently acquired MagDev range of soft magnetic products on stand 137 in hall 9. PCIM Europe is the world’s leading exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy, and energy management. At PCIM, a significant proportion of the technology…

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AlNiCo Magnets and Music Revolution

AlNiCo pickup magnets played a huge part in the development of modern electric guitar sounds.  Guitar manufacturers and musicians discovered that even on the same guitar, switching out different AlNiCo alloys resulted in drastically different musical tones.  Indeed, the use of certain AlNiCo pickups is responsible for the signature sounds associated with 50s and 60s…

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Advanced Magnetising Technology at Coiltech Deutschland 2022

Bunting Coiltech Italia 2021

Following the success of attending Coiltech Italia in 2021 and a record year for magnetising equipment sales, Bunting is exhibiting at the first Coiltech Deutschland (6-7 April 2022).  The Coiltech Deutschland conference and exhibition focuses on materials and machinery for the production and maintenance of electric motors, generators, power and distribution transformers, industrial transformers and…

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The History of Neodymium Magnets

The origin of the neodymium magnet dates back to 1885 when Carl Auer von Welsbach, an Austrian scientist and inventor, separated didymium into the new separate elements neodidymium (“new didymium”) and praseodidymium (“green didymium”).  In time, the element names would change to neodymium and praseodymium. Neodymium (Nd) is the fourth member of the lanthanide ‘rare-earth…

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Magnetic Catch Attraction at kbb 2022

Magnetic catches

Bunting’s extensive range of Magnetic Catches will attract visitors to stand T64 at the 2022 kbb show (6-9 March NEC, Birmingham, UK).  Magnetic Catches feature in cupboards and furniture and include the Shaker Magnetic Catch, specifically designed for Shaker kitchens. kbb 2022 is a biennial event bringing together Europe’s leading kitchen, bedroom and bathroom designers…

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Magnetiser Reaches 1.29 Million Discharges

Magnetiser and its 1.29 million discharges

In 1997, Bunting’s Group Magnetics Engineer Chris Riley commissioned a 30kA 4kj Magnetiser at Bunting’s European magnetic manufacturing and design headquarters in the UK.  The bespoke Magnetiser charged a range of specialist magnets and magnet assemblies. Since the original installation, Bunting’s engineering team has annually serviced and calibrated the Magnetiser.  Such a proactive approach to…

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Record Year for Magnetising Equipment Sales

Magnetising Equipment Sales

Sales of Magnetising Equipment in 2021 hit an all-time record high for Bunting’s Berkhamsted, UK operation.  The success is the result of ongoing development of a wide range of bench-top and industrial magnetisers, as well as magnet setters. Magnetiser Development Bunting is unique as a company designing and manufacturing both magnetising equipment and magnets.  The…

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Magnets in Santa’s Workshop

Magnets in santas workshop

Santa Claus has never been busier. Material shortages, transportation issues and the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic have stretched his elf workforce to the limits. His workshop is a hive of activity and, in amongst the organised chaos, magnets play an important role. So where are they? High Tech Toys use Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets Santa Claus…

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Magnetising Fixture Winding for Magnet Ring Sensor Project

Magnetising fixture inding

Bunting’s engineering team work with companies on many magnet product designs, from concept through to manufacture.  This project focused on the feasibility of designing, manufacturing, and supplying a permanent magnet ring to produce a sinusoidally varying flux density waveform for a sensor application.  A sine wave or sinusoid is a mathematical curve that describes a…

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Bunting Magnet Test and Development Centre Investment

Bunting magnet and test development centre

Bunting has invested in expanding their Test and Development Centre at Berkhamsted in the UK where they specialise in the design, test and build of a wide range of magnet and magnetic technologies.  Bunting’s Berkhamsted operation is responsible for the design and manufacture of magnets, magnet assemblies, and magnetising equipment.  The range of applications for…

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