Magnet Facts

  1. Magnetic Personalities: Joseph Henry

    Magnetic Personalities: Joseph Henry
    Joseph Henry had a huge impact within the magnetic world during the 19th century. His accolades include his research that led to the first electromagnetic motor and the construction of strong, practical electromagnets. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. In order to understand how he got there, we first need to learn about the man behind the magnets.  Continue reading →
  2. Magnet Myths: Questions About Magnets With the Real Answers

    Magnet Myths: Questions About Magnets With the Real Answers
    People are constantly publishing and consuming information online, so it’s no wonder that you may hear differing opinions on the same topic. While we can’t dispel all misinformation, we’re doing another round of “magnet myths'' to set some things straight! You can read the first part in this blog post and then scroll below to see if you know if these magnetic statements are fact or myth.  Continue reading →
  3. Magnets in the Airline Industry

    Magnets in the Airline Industry
    From preventing punctured tires to sorting cutlery, industrial magnets play an important role in the airline industry. Magnets are used in ways that you wouldn’t expect! Without magnets, there could be more problems and overspent budgets.  Let’s look closely at the specifics! Continue reading →
  4. The Ultimate Magnet Guide

    The Ultimate Magnet Guide
    Sometimes it’s good to get back to the basics! Everything you need to know about handling and using magnets is in this handy guide — be sure to “bookmark” it to refer back anytime!  Continue reading →
  5. Apex’s “Other Shapes” Category

    Apex’s “Other Shapes” Category
    Our magnets come in all shapes and sizes — from common discs and bars to lesser known arc and retrieving magnets. If you take a look at our category section, you may be wondering what the “other shapes” category includes? Here’s a quick reference sheet of our “other shapes” category and ways you can use them.   Continue reading →
  6. Apex Sells Metric Magnets!

    Apex Sells Metric Magnets!
    At Apex Magnets, we have supplied thousands of businesses, industrial, and institutional clients within the United States and globally. Regardless of the location of your business, we are here to help with your magnet needs and guide you through the process of purchasing magnets. Our goal is to simplify the process of purchasing magnets to allow for easy business applications. One way we do this is by offering magnets in metric sizes and inch measurements. With 96% of the population using the metric system and all countries using it for scientific use, we offer a wide-range of magnets in metric sizes and inch measurements to make conducting business easier.  Continue reading →
  7. Preparing to Purchase Reed Switches

    Preparing to Purchase Reed Switches
    Reed switches are electromagnetic switches operated by an applied magnetic field. They are made from two or more ferrous reeds that are sealed into a glass tube filled with inert gas. The ferrous reeds inside the glass tube do not touch unless there is an applied magnetic field attracting them. When the ferrous reeds are in contact because of an applied magnetic field, electricity can flow around the circuit which allows the device to operate.   Continue reading →
  8. Simplifying the Type of Magnet you Need for your Application

    Simplifying the Type of Magnet you Need for your Application
    Purchasing magnets for your business can be an overwhelming task, especially if you do not know which magnets could be useful. Whether you already know or not, Apex Magnets is here to help! We have supplied thousands of business, industrial, and institutional clients within the U.S. and globally. With our expertise, we can offer recommendations and simplify the selection process for you.  Continue reading →
  9. Military Removal of Landmines with Magnetic Rakes

    Military Removal of Landmines with Magnetic Rakes
    What exactly is a land mine? Well, this refers to a dangerous explosive device that is generally concealed underground, perhaps several feet below the surface or covered by a thin layer of dirt, sand, or vegetation. The military, in this country and many others, has historically used these weapons as a way to quickly disable or destroy enemy tanks and other vehicles. They might be detonated by way of pressure, movement, sound, magnetism, or vibration. Either way, the blast effect can be devastating. Continue reading →
  10. Magnetically Coupled Pumps vs. Mechanical Seals and Canned Motors

    Magnetically Coupled Pumps vs. Mechanical Seals and Canned Motors
    If you work in chemical process industries (CPI), specifically with pumped media that has a moderate to high hazard potential, you’ll likely use one of the following sealing systems: Double mechanical seals (liquid-sealed or gas-sealed) Canned motors Magnetic coupling Mechanical seals that are liquid-sealed are used fairly frequently, despite disadvantages, including a highly complex sealing system that can result in high maintenance costs. Gas-sealed mechanical seals are good for simple gas, particularly in vertical pumps, and tend to have lower operating/maintenance costs. However, when you consider operation, maintenance, and safety, canned motors and magnetic couplings are really the only efficient choices — here’s why: Continue reading →

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