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
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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
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
Here we have put together all you need to know about our flexible adhesive range, from top tips to frequently asked questions. Top tip Our number one rule for when you use any of our products with adhesive backing, is once you stick the product down, you must leave the adhesive to cure for 24-32 hours. If you don’t, you risk the product peeling away. Are SteelFlex®/ FerroFlex® magnets? SteelFlex® and FerroFlex® range are not magnets. They are in fact made from a ferrous material, which magnets attract to. For... Read More
Did you watch the space launch on Saturday? We certainly did! SpaceX Dragon has successfully launched into space on Saturday 30th May 2020 and has now arrived at the International Space Station (ISS)! This is an incredible achievement within space history. Here are some fun facts and research done by ISS with the use of magnets! FOOD AND DRINK In space you can’t simply place something on a surface and walk away from it. It is reported astronauts often lose things and can spend their time searching for lost items.... Read More
Leading on from Magnets in movies, they are also referenced amongst our favourite TV programmes. We will try and avoid any spoilers; in case you haven’t watched the programmes we discuss. So, let’s get started… Breaking Bad Using a monster scrapyard magnet to erase all data from a computer hard drive through a concrete wall. Would this really work? In this episode Mike, Walt and Jesse discover the laptop with incriminating evidence on has already been placed in the police station evidence room. This leads to Mike and Walt arguing... Read More
Magnets are everywhere. We have discussed this a lot in the past how magnets are used within our televisions and within the cameras used to film our much-loved movies. But have you taken a moment to realise that some of our favourite movies use and interpret magnets and their theories all the time?! Here we have delved into some of our favourite movies to discuss how magnets are portrayed. So, let’s get started! With our first movie, we recommend you play Monty Norman’s iconic musical piece to really get you... Read More
When you think of Easter, what is the first thing that springs to mind? If you’re like us, the answer is chocolate! Conveniently, we are only days away until we have a guilt free pass to eat as much chocolate as possible, where we can swap healthy lunches and calorie counting for indulging, mouthwatering Easter eggs! While you relax and indulge in chocolaty goodness, have you ever wondered how Easter eggs get their unique, hollow shape? Yes? Thought so. Read on and we will explain how magnets are used during... Read More
On a cold winter’s day in Northamptonshire in early January, Magnet Expert joined James Haskell and the BBC on a magnetic fishing trip. Following James’ magnet fishing excursions last summer, where he found 3 safes, a bike and various other bits with our RM150 fishing kit, the BBC wanted to see magnet fishing up close and personal.
Behind the scenes at Magnet Expert Ltd, we’re always working on exciting projects that we can soon reveal to our customers. Today, we have a real humdinger! In recent months, we’ve been collaborating with Robot Wars’ very own competitor, Magnetar!