Southern Manufacturing 2017 News and Views The 2017 Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show held at FIVE in Farnborough, UK (21st to 23rd March) proved to be a great place to showcase Magnets, Magnetic Assemblies, and Magnetic Separators. The 2017 Show was of a similar size to 2016 with a good number of visitors.  One of…

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Magnetic Coins

Magnet Magic from Bunting eMagnets Even Doctor Who would have been impressed by this balancing act.  Four normal UK coins (5-pence, 1-pence, 10-pence and 2-pence) were balanced end-on-end on the rim of a Doctor Who TARDIS mug.  Pretty impressive. What you see in the photograph is fact.  There has been no post-processing of the photo…

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10th of 10 Magnetic Separation Myths The Magnetic Separator has done its job and captured that potentially damaging item of ferrous metal.  Now it is time to remove the captured metal from the surface of the Magnetic Separator.  It should be easy, shouldn’t it?  However, due to the high magnetic power cleaning metal off a…

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Solving the Problem of Metal Contamination in Food In a 10 page document, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declares that metal fragments in food may cause dental damage, lacerations of the mouth or throat, or laceration or perforation of the intestine.  They do not mention the untold damage to a company’s reputation and the…

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Magnetic Chucks

eMagnets UK Product Range of the Month for March 2017 Work Holding Magnets are our featured Product of the Month for March 2017.  Work Holding Magnets are used widely in industry to hold, lift, and secure metal parts during the production process. Included in the Work Holding Magnets range are: Permanent Magnetic Chucks Permanent Magnetic…

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9th of 10 Magnetic Separation Myths In school science, we learn about magnetism by playing with small permanent magnets.  It is fun, seeing how iron filings are affected by the magnetic field.  Our bodies are also constantly exposed to the Earth’s Magnetic Field. So how can Magnets be dangerous? In the 1980s, the concept of permanent…

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A Practical Method of Checking Magnet Power Regularly checking that a Magnetic Separator has not lost any magnetic strength is good practice and is a key part of many companies’ annual equipment checks, but how easily can it be done? A Magnetic Field can be measured by using a gauss meter, but due to the…

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