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1kg - 3kg

AMF New Zealand has one of the most extensive ranges of magnets and magnetic products available online. Small magnets are exceedingly adaptable. Magnetic discs and magnetic cylinders are two of the most popular shapes in this category. These multi talented little magnets are useful in a myriad of settings. We all take for granted the humble fridge magnet however small disc magnets can be used around the home, office or workplace. They can be easily glued to the back of any object. Alternatively, try some of our self-adhesive disc magnets with strong 3M adhesive.

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We know it can be challenging to purchase products online, where you can inspect them digitally but not physically. We have done our best to make our website as information rich as possible. If you are after more information about any magnets you’ll find it here on the AMF website. Not only do our product pages have detailed information, you can also search our FAQ and Knowledge Base page. Whether you have a question about the difference between Rare Earth Magnets and Ferrite Magnets, or the benefits of cylinder magnets, we’ve got you covered.

It is also understandable that customers may look for magnets in stores like Bunnings or Mitre 10. However we have built our business capabilities to ensure we are competitive on price, range, quality and customer service. We send orders to all locations throughout New Zealand, you can be sure your goods will arrive as quickly as possible.

Our range includes all the industrial magnetic tools like lifters and sweepers you could ask for. We also make sure our warehouse is always fully stocked with all magnets. From small magnets like the ones in this 1-3kg category, right through to the powerful pot magnets. If you find a magnetic cylinder or magnetic disc online you wish to purchase, you can trust that it is in stock and ready to send. We take customer service seriously and do our best to dispatch within hours of receiving each order.

What to look for when buying a small magnet

The strength of the magnetic is one core component to choosing the best magnet for your application. In this category you can see all the magnets with a pull force, or strength, of between 1 and 3 kilograms. Each product page lists the pull force, along with other technical specifications.

The pull force is the weight, in kilograms, the magnet can hold when lifting vertically. It is also important to note that this pull force is only achieved when the magnet is in direct contact with flat steel which is 10mm thick. This thickness of steel is important as it allows the magnet to fully saturate the steel with its magnetic field. The steel is required to be flat to allow for the magnetic field to be uninterrupted.

If your application does not meet these parameters it may require a more powerful magnet to compensate. Our friendly customer service team is always happy to assist via email or phone. We have also put together a comprehensive FAQ and Knowledge Base library in which you may find answers and helpful examples.

Select the right shape of magnet

Selecting your shape is another key aspect of making your purchasing decision. Small magnets come in Rings, Discs, Blocks, Spheres and Cylinders. The range of small magnets incorporates several different types of magnet including Neodymium magnets, Ferrite magnets and Samarium Cobalt magnets.

Each magnet shape has its own attributes. You can find out more about each shape by looking at the page for each shape. When it comes to holding and securing items, it is hard to look past the disc magnet. Neodymium disc magnets are frequently used for this as their low profile, coupled with a wide surface enables a robust hold. They are not easily dislodged and require levering or sliding off the ferrous surface to be removed.

Magnetic cylinders have a narrow magnetic field that extends further than that of a disc magnet. This is due to the increased magnetic material between the two flat poles at either end. They are useful for guiding and sensory devices as they are more accurate and powerful.

On the other end of the scale are spherical magnets. Although they have a narrow magnetic pole, like a cylinder, they have less magnetic power. When compared to other shapes with the same volume of magnetic material, spheres achieve a much weaker hold. However they are ideal for holding delicate items in place. Their rounded surface and gentle magnetic power will cause minimal damage to items such as paper artworks.


Best uses for magnets with 1-3kg pull force?

Small magnets are popular right across the broad spectrum of our customer base. They are great for craftspeople and hobbyists who need a small and powerful means of attaching objects together. Artists also love small magnets as they allow them to display artworks without causing any damage like pins and nails do.

On a commercial scale, small Neodymium magnets are used in just about every electronic device found in your home. They are used not only as closing devices but within the electronic system itself. Many advancements in modern technology would not be possible without micro magnets.

Although comparatively low in strength, Ferrite and Alnico magnets have fantastic resistance to corrosive forces. They also boast the ability to maintain their magnetic power even in high temperature environments.

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The Pull Force listed for each magnet is based on lifting 10mm thick steel from a horizontal surface. Magnets on a vertical surface (of 10mm thick steel) are generally able to hold around only 30% of the pull force listed in the product description. This is due to the effects of gravity and the lack of friction between the surface and the shiny magnet. Read More