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Magnets

08/04/2021
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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

07/04/2021
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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to the workplace may be daunting for some but one thing we can all agree on is that working in an unorganised and outdated environment will prove unproductive.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

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