Industrial Magnets

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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Industrial magnets are used for a remarkable number of purposes. For instance, certain industrial magnets, called cow magnets, are used to keep cows healthy! Cows inadvertently eat bits of metal while grazing, from time to time, and these bits of metal can cause serious, even life-threatening infections within the cows. Cow magnets prevent this from happening.

Magnetic sweepers are another type of industrial magnets. Sweepers help keep everything from sidewalks to shop floors free of metal debris. Handle magnets and welding magnets are essential for many industrial purposes, as well.

Powerful Industrial Magnets

In order to be industry friendly, magnets need to pack a more powerful punch than your average kitchen magnet. Strong magnets are essential for many industrial purposes. If you want to use a magnetic strip as a tool holder in your shop, for instance, a run-of-the-mill magnet isn't going to cut it. You need something more powerful.

Rare earth magnets are incredibly powerful, making them suitable for all sorts of industrial purposes. Neodymium iron boron magnets, also known as NdFeB, or NIBs, are popular rare earth magnets. These magnets were created in the 1970s and '80s, and are much stronger than the non-metallic magnets created in the 1950s, which make up the majority of magnets used today.

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