FIRST4MAGNETS® | BLOG | THE WORLD OF MAGNETS

05/05/2021
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What reduces a magnets performance?

All magnets have a ‘pull’ rating measured in kilograms which relates to how much force acting perpendicular to the magnet to pull the magnet from a steel plate, when I direct contact. The ‘pull’ rating is obtained and calculated under ideal conditions such as a thick enough steel plate which is perfectly flat and clean. As the pull force is slowly steadily increased and is absolutely perpendicular to the magnet face. However, in real world applications, perfect conditions are unlikely and there are six main factors which could affect and... Read More

28/04/2021
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Our best magnetic products to be used in construction

During our construction week here at FIRST4MAGNETS we’ve decide to show you how some of our magnetic products can make your life easier when it comes to working on site. We have a range of products which can help in a variety of ways from helping follow health and safety guidelines to cleaning up your workspace and even just little gadgets to make life easier. Take a look below and find out what product will best help you day to day. Magnetic Sweepers Our range of magnetic sweepers require no... Read More

21/04/2021
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Handling Magnets Safely

Magnets can be extremely useful and have many benefits for a wide range of applications, but they do come with some hazards. If you place two magnets close to each other you will see them attract, in which they leap towards each other with great acceleration and then slam together. All our magnets are tested, and each magnet is clearly labelled with its pull-strength and our stronger magnets are packaged alongside a warning brochure. Neodymium magnets are amongst the strongest magnets in the world, and the force at which they... Read More

14/04/2021
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Are Magnets stronger when side by side?

Does placing two magnets side by side double the pull force? We get questions like this from customers regularly about how different set ups of magnets will affect their performance. The answer truly to this question is it depends on the exact circumstances and set up you are using for your magnets. So, we decided to look and explain what the results would be when placing two magnets side by side. The pull force of two magnets side by side attracting to a steel plate can vary in several ways;... Read More

06/04/2021
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Using magnets to safely return to work after lockdown

The roadmap to cautiously lift lockdown is underway and April 12th is a date in many people calendar as they can make a return to their normal working lives. Several restrictions will still be implemented to help keep all workers and customers safe. Whether you are in the hairdressing, fitness, hospitality, or retail industry you will be required to make sure your facilities are safe and here at FIRST4MAGNETS we have a variety of products which can be used to make your workplace as COVID safe as possible. Magnetic Signage... Read More

06/04/2021
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Organising your office with Magnets

April 12th is the day in which a number on industries have been given the green light to reopen, this could see a rise a in people returning to work in offices all over the country. Including those who have been working from home or those that have been placed on furlough. Returning to the workplace may be daunting for some but one thing we can all agree on is that working in an unorganised and outdated environment will prove unproductive. So, we have put together a list of our... Read More

11/03/2021
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Your Frequently asked questions answered

Our experts receive many questions regarding magnets, from how they work to how they are made – so with this in mind we have broken down the key information to answer the most common questions our experts receive to help you better understand the world of magnets! What is the difference between a permanent magnet and an electromagnet? A permanent magnet is a solid material that produces its own consistent magnetic field as the material is magnetised, however a magnetic field exerted by an electromagnet is produced by the flow... Read More

12/02/2021
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Scrap the knife blocks: The best magnetic solution for your knives!

Magnetic knife racks provide a perfect solution to store knives, kitchen utensils and more, safely and hygienically. It is also a great way to showcase your best knives for when you want to show off! With our new range of magnetic knife racks, you will be able to find one that is perfect for your kitchen. Want to discover more about the benefits of installing a magnetic knife rack in your kitchen? Read below! Using a magnetic knife rack has many key advantages. Read on below to explore how they... Read More

26/01/2021
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Improve Your Kitchen With Magnetic Gadgets!

No matter the size of your kitchen, it is all too easy to run out of storage! On the other hand, everyone loves a quirky kitchen gadget to improve the functionality of your cooking space. But let’s be honest, most gadgets out there are just designed to look cool and lack functionality, which more than often can lead to you never using them again. However, we have put together this blog so you can see how our range of magnetic kitchen products can help improve the functionality of your workspace.... Read More

25/01/2021
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Home schooling with magnets!

We sympathise with all of you who are having to home school during this lockdown! We completely understand certain topics may not be interesting to everyone, but we are a firm believer that magnets are a great teaching aid to allow your children to be interactive. It’s time for you to take charge and dismiss those blank little faces looking back at you. Here are our top magnetic tips and activities to help bring some fun back to home schooling! Make their workspace interactive! Our FerroPaint® magnetic paint allows you... Read More