New Management Team at Bunting

New management team at Bunting

The promotion of two long-standing employees to the management team follows a sustained period of sales growth at both Bunting’s UK operations in Redditch and Berkhamsted, and a recent company acquisition. David Lewis – Quality Manager David Lewis has accepted the challenge of becoming Quality Manager for all European facilities.  As Bunting’s customer base evolves,…

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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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MagDev Acquired by Bunting

Magdev Premises aquired by Bunting

The acquisition of UK-based magnet and magnet assembly manufacturer MagDev Ltd by Bunting expands the range of magnetic solutions and technical expertise offered by the global magnetics group. The extended product portfolio and additional magnet engineering knowledge confirms Bunting’s premier position in the European magnetics sector. MagDev History MagDev was part of the Delta Magnet…

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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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Exhibition Success for Bunting-Berkhamsted

Bunting stand Cenex LCV 2021

Exhibiting at two shows, in different parts of Europe, over the same two days, was challenging for the Bunting-Berkhamsted team, but proved exceptionally successful. Whilst Matthew Swallow managed the stand at the Cenex LCV event at UTAC Millbrook in the UK, Stefano Maiaroli and Dr Chris Riley were in Pordenone in Italy at the Coiltech…

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Magnetising and Magnet Technology at Coiltech Italia 2021

Vunting stand at Coiltech Italia

With a growth in sales of magnetising equipment and magnet assemblies into Italy in 2021, Bunting-Berkhamsted is exhibiting at the 12th Coiltech Italian 2021 international trade fair (stand 8-D27).  Coiltech also hosts the World Magnetic Conference. The exhibition focuses on materials and machinery for the production and maintenance of electric motors, generators, power and distribution…

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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 Trends

Raw material prices

Updated 3rd December 2021 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 and demagnetisation, and the ability to operate in temperatures up to 300°C,…

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