Ferrite Magnet Price Concerns

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

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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Post Assembly Magnetising at Magnetisation & Measurement Event

Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd Magnetiser and Magnetising Equipment

Post assembly magnetisation of permanent magnet rotors is one of several papers being presented at the UK Magnetics Society’s ‘Magnetisation & Measurement’ online event on 28th April 2021. The Bunting-sponsored one-day event focuses on the magnetisation of magnets in isolation and in assemblies such as motors, and the associated measurement of magnetic fields. Post Assembly…

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AlNiCo Magnet Setter Development

Bunting Magnetics Magnetisers

Bunting engineers have developed a new Magnet Setter for AlNiCo magnets. AlNiCo Magnet Properties AlNiCo’s relatively low coercive force (Hc) means that the magnet material is easily magnetised to saturation, as well as fully or partially demagnetized by external fields. This makes an AlNiCo magnet easy to magnetise when part of an assembly, but could…

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Importance of Engineering Apprenticeships

Ryan Haig Godden

When 21-year-old Ryan Haig-Godden finished wiring his first solo magnetiser panel project, it marked another important step in a three-year training journey and highlighted the importance of engineering apprenticeships.  As Bunting is one of only a small number of global designers and builders of magnetisers, connecting the components within the magnetiser panel and building the…

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