FIRST4MAGNETS® | BLOG | THE WORLD OF MAGNETS

06/11/2020
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Fight back against winter with our magnetic Winter hacks!

We all love how picturesque the frost of Jack Frost looks or getting all wrapped up in our hats and scarves or getting cosy by a fire, but we cannot deny that sometimes winter comes with its disadvantages. With this is mind we have put together some of our top magnetic hacks to help eliminate some of your winter problems. Magnetic Car Covers Clearing frost on your car during the winter months is a time-consuming, unwelcomed task. Our solution create your own magnetic car covers. Save your time in the... Read More

23/10/2020
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Expert Magnet of the Month- Hook Magnets

Christmas. Yes, we’ve said it, Christmas! Now is the time to start preparing your store retail displays, perhaps you already have an idea but are unsure how to make your vision come to life? Our Neodymium and Ferrite hook magnets allow for easy interchangeable displays, whilst providing a secure hold. Great for suspending POS and retail signage, or creating seasonal displays or holding lighting to steelwork. With a wide range of colours, sizes and pull strengths available, no solution is out of reach! Therefore, our Experts have chosen these magnets... Read More

09/10/2020
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North & South Good To Knows

Our experts often get questions regarding magnets and how they work. From how North and South work to how that applies to the different ranges. With is in mind, we have broken down all the key bits of information, along with the frequently asked questions our experts get asked, in order to help your understanding on the world of magnets. What are Poles? Every Magnet has at least two magnetic poles, one NORTH and one SOUTH and a magnetic field flows continuously from NORTH to SOUTH. Are there any differences... Read More

02/10/2020
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National Improve Your Office Day

Working in an out of date corporate environment with plain walls and dated equipment has been proven to put your employees in a bad or unproductive mood. So why not take some small steps to help improve or revamp your office or even your home office? Improve Your Office Day encourages you to tidy up, move around, or buy something new for your desk or surrounding area. How about buying a plant or some artwork, or jazz up your stationary collection, or better still upgrade your office with our magnetic... Read More

29/09/2020
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Good to knows on Magnetic Chucks

*15% off our magnetic chucks! Offer ends 19/10/2020! Standard Pole Magnetic Chucks Shapes available: Rectangular & Circular Rectangular Sizes: 160mm x 70mm x 45mm to 600mm dia x 300mm x 58mm Circular Sizes: 125mm dia x 48mm to 500mm dia x 65mm Material: Neodymium Removable operating handle provides simple on-off switching. Suitable for thicker workpieces from 3mm and above. SHOP THE RANGE Fine Pole Magnetic Chucks Shapes available: Rectangular & Circular Rectangular Sides: 160mm x 70mm x 45mm to 600mm dia x 300mm x 58mm Circular Sides: 125mm dia x... Read More

24/09/2020
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Good practices of Magnet Fishing

Magnet fishing is the UK’s latest craze with fishers, metal detecting enthusiasts and even celebrities giving it a go. The concept is simple, drop a magnet into a body of water and see what ferrous materials you find. We’ve known people to find bikes, prams, safes, coins and tools! As part of National Recycling week, we felt like it’s important to highlight the good practices of magnet fishing! Always tidy up after yourselves and recycle any materials you don’t wish to keep.  It’s important to depose of any unwanted... Read More

22/09/2020
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EXPERT MAGNET OF THE MONTH – FERRITE SWEEPER

This month’s expert magnet of the month is our Ferrite Sweeper and with a staggering 40% off for a limited time is certainly something to shout about! If you are looking for a lightweight and durable method for sweeping loose ferrous loads, our 22” Ferrite magnetic sweeper provides a great solution! The adjustable handle allows for use in a variety of environments, and the easy to operate switchable release allows for simple disposal of ferrous loads. Product Specification Ferrite Magnetic Sweeper With Switchable Release 22 inch Ferrite magnetic face. Chunky... Read More

21/09/2020
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National Recycling Week – How do magnets play their part?

National Recycle Week is back for it’s 17th year! The week of celebration was put together by WRAP under the Recycle Now brand. The theme of the week changes each year and this years theme is ‘Together- We Recycle’. This years theme wanted to represent COVID-19 and recognise the sacrifices that our recycling and waste key workers and communities have made to recycling and their continued support to making the world around us a better place, even during a difficult time. Did you know magnets have key roles in recycling... Read More

11/09/2020
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GOOD TO KNOWS ON OUR ELECTROMAGNET RANGE

Electromagnets are also commonly known as solenoids and we have a wide range of energise-to-hold and energise-to-release available to suit many applications. They utilise electricity to provide a strong magnetic hold or release in both manual and automated holding and handing applications. Below you will find all the good to knows and differences of both ranges. Product Specification Energise-To-Hold Energise-to-hold electromagnets, as their name suggests, become magnetised when an electric current is applied. This provides a secure magnetic hold leading to efficient performance for many automated and lifting applications. This magnetic field then... Read More

19/08/2020
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Celebrate World Photography Day with magnets!

This history of World Photography Day World Photography Day is a day where we appreciate the art and origin of photography. This day was introduced by the French government on August 19th, 1839 as a gift free to the world. Nicéphore Niépce, was a French inventor, who is credited as the inventor of photography and a pioneer in that field. The process Niépce made took 8 hours for an image to develop. This then led to his associate Louis Daguerre inventing the photographic process daguerreotype, this process took less time... Read More