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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Bunting Attract Visitors at Coiltech Deutschland

The inaugural Coiltech Deutschland in Ulm, Germany (6-7 April 2022) brought together industry professionals involved in the production of electric motors, generators, transformers and coils.  Bunting’s specialist range of magnets, soft magnetics, and magnetisers proved particularly interesting for attendees. “Over the two days we [Bunting] had discussions with motor manufacturers, global automotive companies, and companies…

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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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Magnetism 2022

A report on the Institute of Physics Magnetism 2022 conference (28-29 March, University of York, York, UK) from Matthew Swallow, our Technical Product Manager and Vice Chair of the UK Magnetics Society. “This week [28-29 March 2022] I have had the honour of attending Magnetism 2022! Having spent the last 3 months organising this event…

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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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Bob Bunting Visits Bunting’s Expanding European Operation

Since 2017, the Bunting Group’s European operation has expanded considerably with investment and expansion in manufacturing facilities as well as several company acquisitions.  For the first time since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in 2020, Bunting’s President and CEO, Bob Bunting, travelled across to the United Kingdom for a tour of the European operations.…

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Bunting Acquires Pilamec

Bunting has acquired Gloucestershire-based powder milling and blending specialist Pilamec.  Pilamec further broadens the Bunting product portfolio. Since becoming a limited company in 1976, Pilamec has developed a reputation as a leading specialist supplier of materials and size reduction services to amongst other things the chemical, metal and ceramic industries.  At their Gloucestershire operation, Pilamec…

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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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