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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Multipole Magnetic Rotor

Bunting has secured an order for the supply of 300 multi-pole Samarium Cobalt (SmCo) magnetic rotors annually to a prominent aerospace customer. The magnetic rotor order was placed at the end of 2019 with deliveries starting in 2020 and running for 10 years. The Bunting engineering team has worked with this aerospace customer for a…

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Waste and recycling electrics

The launch of the European Union (EU)-funded SUSMAGPRO project took place in Germany in June 2019.  The four-year project focuses on the sustainable recovery, re-processing, and reuse of rare-earth magnets.  With global expertise on magnets and magnetic assemblies, Bunting is one of several project partners. “Rare-earth magnets are a key component in many frequently used…

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Engineering design show 2019

Changing Manufacturing Techniques To Reduce Cost Bunting’s engineering design team was asked by a customer to reduce the cost of a magnet assembly.  The magnet assembly formed part of a magnetic coupling with a specific torque ratio.  However, due to the manufacturing process, the cost of assembly was high.  Subsequently, the team looked at an…

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Industrial magnetisers

Magnetiser Designed For Precision Charging of Small Magnets High strength magnets (eg Neodymium Rare Earth) are a vital part in many everyday electric appliances.  Charging those small magnets for use in electronics applications often requires a high degree of accuracy.  One typical example is where the magnet interacts with a sensor to confirm that a…

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