Magnets and the Curie Temperature

Curie Temperature

The term “Curie temperature (Tc)” or “Curie point” gets frequently mentioned when discussing magnets and magnetic properties.  The Curie temperature relates to the maximum temperature a material can reach before losing its magnetic properties.  On reaching a magnetic material’s Curie temperature, the spontaneous magnetisation in the material drops to zero.  At this point, the material…

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New Magnet Setter Demonstration Unit

Magnet Setters

In response to an increase in magnet design projects, Bunting-Berkhamsted has added a new Magnet Setter demonstration unit to their testing house. The BMCS-1510 Magnet Setter magnetises and sets Samarium Cobalt (SmCo) and AlNiCo magnets when connected to a compatible magnetising fixture.  The magnet setter features a built in gaussmeter for measuring the magnetic field…

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Magnetics Importance for Electric Vehicles at Cenex-LCV

Electric Car

Magnets and magnet assemblies, both essential for transport electrification, are the focus for Bunting on stand C4-106 at Cenex-LCV (UTAC Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, UK, 23rd to 24th September 2021).  In particular focus is the technique of magnetizing magnet assemblies after construction, which offers a wide range of benefits including accuracy and safety. The LCV…

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Ferrite Magnet Price Concerns

Ferrite & Strontium Prices

The latest magnet material with pricing concerns (Neodymium Price Concerns – June 2021) is Strontium Ferrite. The Strontium Ferrite (SrFe12O19) magnet is the most commonly used magnet material, featuring in switches, electric motors, telecommunications, and electronics.  Strontium hexaferrite’s hard magnet material has a high coercivity due to its magnetocrystalline anisotropy.  The material’s resistance to corrosion…

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Magnetiser and Magnet Setter Export Success

Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd Magnetising Equipment

Successful implementation of an overseas business development strategy has resulted in orders from Italy for a bespoke Industrial Magnetiser, complete with control cabinet, and a Magnet Setter.  Bunting’s UK engineering design team will design, build and test the magnetisers, control and magnet setter. Industrial Magnetisers and Magnet Setters enable the charging of both permanent magnets…

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New Pot Magnet Selection Guide

Ferrite Limpet Pot Magnets

‘Pot Magnets’ are magnets housed inside a steel shell that protects the magnet against corrosion resistance and increases robustness.  Pot Magnet applications are both wide and varied and Bunting’s new simplified product selection guide assesses different application and design criteria to select the optimum Pot Magnet. The Selection Process When considering the optimum Pot Magnet…

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Medical Device Manufacturer Awards Bunting Top Supplier Performance

Magnets Medical Device

A leading European medical device manufacturer has recognised Bunting’s high standard of supply with a top supplier award.  Bunting supply approximately 20,000 Samarium Cobalt rare earth magnets annually for medical audio equipment.  The project originated in 2016, when Bunting engineers worked closely with a team from the manufacturer to determine the optimum medical device magnet…

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Matthew Swallow Elected UK Magnetics Society Vice Chair

Bunting magnetics Europe personnel

Matthew Swallow, Bunting’s Technical Product Manager, has been elected Vice Chair of the UK Magnetics Society.  Matthew was first elected as a committee member in 2018 and joins new Chair Ellie Galanis from Paragraf Ltd on the new executive committee. The UK Magnetics Society supports magnetics professionals in all fields or countries.  The international membership…

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Neodymium Price Concerns

Neodymium Prices Combo

The price of Neodymium reached a 9-year high in March 2021, rising by 42% since the beginning of the year (Trading Economics).  Although the price has dropped slightly since the peak (as of early May 2021), the projected price trend in the short and long term is uncertain. Magnet & Magnet Assembly Design At Bunting,…

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Dennis Elkins

For the World Day for Safety and Health at Work we talked with Denis Elkins, our HSE & Quality Assurance Manager about his role at Bunting. “Ultimately, my responsibility is to ensure that all our employees return home in good health after a safe day at work.  Of course, this is very much a team…

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