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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

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to the workplace may be daunting for some but one thing we can all agree on is that working in an unorganised and outdated environment will prove unproductive.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

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

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

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

07/08/2020
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Clink, Happy International Beer Day!

You’ll notice when you go into your local pub or any pub around the world there is guaranteed to be rows and rows of beer taps full of various types of beers. We all have our favourites, and today is the day for enjoying one and giving a toast to International Beer Day! International Beer Day was born in Santa Cruz, California, where the founders felt it was important to celebrate the craft of brewing and showing appreciation to those who craft and serve beer. So with all this excitement,... Read More

31/07/2020
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HOW TO REMOVE KEEPERS FROM MAGNETS

WHAT ARE MAGNET KEEPERS? A magnet keeper, is a bar made from iron or steel. They are placed across the poles of a permanent magnet to help preserve the strength and close the magnetic circuit, which stops any external metal being attracted to the magnet. We use them as a safety function for when we send out our magnets in the post. Due to keepers being used to close a circuit they can be fiddly to remove, with this in mind we have created some videos to show you how... Read More