Which Magnet Suits Your Needs?

Which Magnet Suits Your Needs?

Your choice of Magnet will largely depend on what your application is.

Some points to consider include are:

  • If the magnet is being used for holding or lifting something, what pull force do you require?
  • What is the operating temperature?
  • How far does the magnet need to operate, i.e. distance of the magnetic field?
  • Will the magnet be used in liquid or in an environment with high moisture levels?
  • Does the magnet need to be flexible?

Use the table below to determine which Type of Magnet is most suitable for your application:

Ferrite Rare Earth Alnico Samarium Flexible
Size to strength ratio Good
Excellent
Average
Excellent
N/A
Temperature stability
Very Good
Average
Excellent
Excellent
N/A
Corrosion resistance
Very Good
Good
Very Good
Excellent
N/A
Mechanical strength
Average
Average
Good
Average
Good
Distance of field
Excellent
Good
Average
Good
N/A
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