Bunting Magnetic Assembly

Halbach Arrays feature in many common-day devices such as brushless DC motors and even the Inductrack Maglev train. The Halbach Array is a specific arrangement of permanent magnets that cancels the magnetic field to nearly zero on one side, but significantly increases the strength of the magnetic field on the opposite side. This magnetic phenomenon…

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Arc Magnets

Bunting is capable of supplying almost any shape and size of a permanent magnet, but one of the most popular shapes is the arc. Arc magnets are used in a wide range of magnet assemblies, but in particular, surface mounted electric machines. There are four main types of arc magnets and these are: Each arc-type…

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Pot Magnet

An international Oil and Gas company turned to Bunting when investigating designs for a novel magnetic system to act as a pressure relief valve. The Pot Magnet assembly design requirements were complex with a number of significant technical challenges. The initial design evaluation identified that the bespoke magnet assembly would be based on a simple…

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Electric Car

Mining the Urban Environment The anticipated global increase in production and consumption of electronic goods and electric vehicles puts a huge strain on raw material reserves. Subsequently, the focus has turned from mining raw materials to reclaiming, reusing and recycling secondary materials. This is known as ‘Mining the Urban Environment’. Magnets and Magnetisers at Cenex…

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Magnetic Rotor Combo

Magnetic rotors are used in a wide range of applications including motors, generators, alternators and Eddy Current Separators. These rotors spin at very high speeds and a key design consideration is ensuring that the motors do not become detached from the magnet carrier. One of the key design considerations is the resultant centrifugal force. Centrifugal…

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Apollo_11

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of when mankind first stepped onto the surface of the moon.  However, not many people know that this momentous achievement would not have been possible without magnets.  In this article, we review the important role of magnets in space. The guidance and navigation system computers for the Apollo 11 spacecraft…

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Grain Boundary Diffusion

Pushing NdFeB Magnets Hotter, Harder and Faster Neodymium (NdeFeB) Rare Earth Magnets are used throughout industry and, as demand increases from the Energy, Automotive, Aerospace and Down Hole markets, the drive is towards producing magnets that have the highest magnetic energy under the harshest of conditions such as: Hot environments; High Reverse Field Environments; High-Speed…

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